Most of our neighbors in Astoria and Greater Queens don’t think about funeral homes until a loved one dies. Sometimes, that happens unexpectedly, and decisions have to be made quickly. When the time comes, how do families know where to turn for help with their funeral and cremation needs? Choosing a funeral home is a major decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. After all, you only get one chance to get a funeral service, cremation, or burial right.
You want to be sure the funeral home you select offers the services you need and that your unique wishes will be met and your cultural or faith traditions honored. You need to know you can trust the team helping you. You also want to be treated with compassion and respect every step of the way. When you come to Farenga Funeral Home, you can be confident this will be the case.
Since 1876, we have built a reputation for providing the highest quality services at prices that make sense for Astoria families. We don’t consider our work a job. For us, it is a calling. Our Owner, Gus Antonopoulos grew up working at Farenga Funeral Home, and it didn’t take long for him to discover his passion for helping people during some of life’s most difficult times. Following in the footsteps of his mentor, Felix A. Farenga, Gus acquired the funeral home in 1998 and has been faithfully meeting his neighbors’ needs ever since. Family is at the heart of everything we do, which is why so many have trusted us with this important life moment since we first opened our doors generations ago.
Being family owned and operated sets us apart in many ways, and they all benefit you and your family. We don’t answer to a board of directors or shareholders. We answer only to you, and this gives us the flexibility to meet your needs without navigating any corporate red tape. When you come to us to plan a funeral, cremation, or burial, we will know how to make it special. Our caring staff has the professional knowledge to help you tell the story of your loved one’s life. Unlike many other funeral homes, who often standardize services in order to save themselves money, we offer a variety of unique service and personalization options.
When you walk into our funeral homes in Astoria, we want you to feel immediately comfortable, both due to our beautiful facilities and the awareness that we will take care of you, coordinating with cemetery, churches, clergy and any other necessary contacts. Our reputation has been built on paying attention to the details – and this can make all the difference.
Whether you’re at your moment of need, or if you would like to learn more about preplanning your own arrangements, we’re ready to serve you. We know what it takes to be a good neighbor both personally and professionally – and that’s exactly what we’re here to do. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us today.