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  • Serving America’s Heroes on Veteran’s Day – and Always
    Posted: 11/10/2022

    At Farenga Funeral Home, we like to say that our hearts are with America’s veterans. For our staff, there is no greater honor than caring for veterans and their families. This is something we’ve been doing since we opened our doors in 1876, as we walk alongside families in the greater Queens area. We strongly …
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  • Our Website, Your Online Home
    Posted: 11/03/2022

    In many ways, a company’s website is a modern-day storefront, offering visitors a first impression about what they do and who they are. This is certainly the case here at Farenga Funeral Home, as our website tells our family’s story and the history of the funeral home, provides information on the funeral and cremation services …
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  • Fall Festivities in Greater Queens
    Posted: 10/13/2022

    Fall is the favorite season of many our team at Farenga Funeral Home! Fortunately for us, we don’t have to go far to enjoy the best sights, sounds, and smells that make this time of year so spectacular. To inspire our neighbors around Greater Queens and Astoria, and beyond to get out and explore seasonal …
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  • How to Get Your Affairs in Order
    Posted: 10/06/2022

    Our staff at Farenga Funeral Home meets with Queens and Astoria families every day who have stories like these: Jean’s Story Jean and her husband, Jerry, recently celebrated 60 years of marriage. Jerry has always managed their money, but Jean is concerned he is showing signs of dementia. There have been a few errors with their …
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  • Family: The Heart of Everything We Do
    Posted: 09/12/2022

    The history of Farenga Family of Funeral Homes & Cremation Service goes back nearly 150 years. As the preferred funeral provider in Astoria and Queens, we have been committed to putting family first since opening our doors in 1876. We offer our neighbors the most personal end-of-life services no matter the funeral, cremation, or burial …
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  • Understanding the Cremation and Burial Process
    Posted: 09/07/2022

    Until a loved one dies, many families in Queens and Astoria don’t know the extent of end-of-life options, including the details of cremation, traditional burial, and the selection of a final resting place. Our Farenga Funeral Home staff hears questions like, “Can we have a funeral even with cremation?” “Can we bury some of the cremated remains …
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  • 6 Tips for Supporting a Caregiver in Your Life
    Posted: 08/15/2022

    Beyond the many demands of assisting with a loved one’s healthcare, caregiving encompasses much more – especially with the additional stressors of the pandemic. Childcare responsibilities, help with schoolwork, and limited access to services have been heaped onto many – not to mention the general toll that caregiving can take over time. Caregiving is a …
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  • How to Know if Cremation Is Right for You
    Posted: 08/08/2022

    Making end-of-life decisions is something with which many people struggle. It’s often difficult to discern whether you feel most comfortable with traditional burial or cremation. Many people put off making this decision because they don’t want to think about not having their loved ones around them. At Farenga Funeral Home, our experienced staff encourages our …
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  • 4 Ways to Support a Grieving Spouse
    Posted: 07/13/2022

      When your spouse is grieving the death of a loved one, it can be difficult to find ways to support them. At Farenga Funeral Home, we walk a lot of our neighbors in Queens and Astoria through grief, and many of these individuals have a spouse moving through this journey alongside them. We want …
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  • Why Wouldn’t You Preplan Your Funeral?
    Posted: 07/06/2022

    Most of us don’t like to think about our own mortality – let alone plan for it. Sure, we make arrangements for other events in life. Think of the planning involved when you make a major purchase or organize a vacation or party. Not to mention the thought and time you invest thinking (and, perhaps, …
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