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  • Why Preplanning is Crucial When Facing a Terminal Illness
    Posted: 05/09/2022

    At Farenga Funeral Homes, we encourage all our neighbors in Astoria and Queens to preplan their funerals for a number of reasons. Preplanning gives you the assurance that your final wishes will be carried out exactly as you prefer. Being faced with a terminal illness is one of the most difficult experiences in life, and preplanning …
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  • A Letter to Grieving Mothers 
    Posted: 05/04/2022

    Dear grieving mothers, It’s not supposed to be this way. This is not the life you dreamed of, hoped for, expected. Parents aren’t supposed to bury their children; parents are supposed to die first. That’s the natural order of things.   What you’ve experienced is unnatural. It feels wrong because it is wrong. When you …
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  • Top 10 Reasons to Preplan your Burial Arrangements
    Posted: 04/18/2022

    Have you ever considered where you want your final resting place to be located? While thinking about your end-of-life details is not always easy, putting your preferences in writing is one of the most important steps you can take for your future. By making these choices ahead of time, such as whether you would prefer …
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  • Our Favorite Spring Activities in Greater Queens
    Posted: 04/15/2022

    At Farenga Funeral Home, we make sure to celebrate the fleeting season of spring every way we can. This year, we are especially excited to get back out there and enjoy the season alongside our loved ones and neighbors. Here are our favorite spring activities in Greater Queens and beyond: NYC Easter Parade and Bonnet …
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  • Allowing Yourself to Feel the Grief of a Loss
    Posted: 03/15/2022

    Most of us tend to be kinder to other people than we are to ourselves. It’s not easy to give ourselves permission to grieve a loss, but self-love and self-compassion are necessary elements when mourning a loved one. At Farenga Funeral Home, our kindhearted staff members know how difficult it can be to give yourself …
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  • Tips for Writing a Meaningful Obituary
    Posted: 03/09/2022

    American playwright and novelist Thornton Wilder once said, “The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.” To be sure, grief is inescapable, and a part of the normal human experience after a death occurs. But one way we can express our gratitude to our loved ones is through preparing a farewell that …
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  • Death Traditions of Different Backgrounds
    Posted: 02/14/2022

    Many cultures around the world approach death and paying tribute to a loved one in their own unique way. At Farenga Funeral Home, our compassionate staff understands that our neighbors across Queens and Astoria represent distinct religious and social backgrounds and may handle certain facets of the death process in a particular way. Here is …
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  • How Grief Rituals Help on Valentine’s Day
    Posted: 02/07/2022

    Since the Middle Ages, Valentine’s Day has been defined as a day specifically for love and affection. At Farenga Funeral Home, we hear from families throughout Queens and Astoria who say it’s  a tough holiday to face when you’ve recently lost someone special – and it might be especially difficult this year because of the …
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  • What Makes Farenga’s Locations Special
    Posted: 01/14/2022

    When the death of a loved one occurs, it is imperative to find a funeral home you and your family trust. At Farenga Funeral Home, our compassionate staff helps our neighbors throughout Greater Queens in their time of need. From the moment you contact us to plan a funeral service,  we are available and ready …
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  • 5 Ways to Help Children Remember Their Grandparents
    Posted: 01/06/2022

    For many children, a grandparent’s love is like none other. The security, the steadiness, the warmth – that kind of love fosters a connection that cannot be replicated. That kind of love is also why the death of a grandparent can leave a child – no matter their age – feeling stunned and lost. Our …
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