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  • Can We Plan a Memorial for a Loved One Who Died Last Year?
    Posted: 09/13/2021

    For many families in Astoria, the coronavirus outbreak dramatically changed the way they said goodbye to loved ones who died. No more visitations with guests giving one another handshakes and hugs to offer support. No more open, public funerals as loved ones near and far gather to cry and laugh, linger, and reminisce. No more …
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  • Can I Be Buried in Another Place & Other Burial Questions
    Posted: 09/06/2021

    When it comes time to make end-of-life arrangements, it’s important for Queens and Astoria families to know all their options – and here at Farenga Funeral Home, the options are many. This includes the many ways we can help a family celebrate a life through a personal funeral, and by choosing a meaningful final resting …
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  • Unique Ways to Remember Your Loved One on Their Birthday
    Posted: 08/09/2021

    Many people tell us that one of the most difficult parts after losing a loved one is the “big days” that happen throughout the year. Holidays, anniversaries, birthdays – especially the birthday of the person who is no longer alive. A day that should be filled with fun and celebration now signifies loss. The love …
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  • Why More People are Writing Light-Hearted Obituaries
    Posted: 08/02/2021

    When you think of writing a meaningful obituary for a loved one who has died, adding light-hearted stories or details may not occur to you. Yet more families in Astoria, the Greater Queens area, and beyond are featuring funny, optimistic, and even playful content in an attempt to express what their loved one meant to …
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  • How to Deal with Grief When You’re Alone
    Posted: 07/16/2021

    Grief is a complex response to loss – and the emotions that come with it often leads to loneliness even when surrounded by people. Our experienced care team at Farenga Funeral Home has walked alongside many Queens and Astoria families grappling with loneliness, sorrow, and despair. Maybe you can relate on a personal level. It …
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  • Meaningful Ways to Honor a Veteran
    Posted: 07/08/2021

    Throughout our many years of serving Astoria families, our staff at Farenga Funeral Home believes this: There is no greater honor than caring for veterans and their families. For us, it’s one way to say thank you to those brave men and women who give so much to protect our American ideals of freedom, justice, …
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  • Celebrating July 4th in Greater Queens
    Posted: 06/14/2021

    The Fourth of July is just around the corner! While this holiday is a highlight of the summer no matter where you may be, our staff at Farenga Funeral Home is partial to the celebrations in the Astoria and Greater Queens area. Here are a few of our favorite ways to enjoy and honor Independence …
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  • The Physical Effects of Grief
    Posted: 06/02/2021

    When Diane’s mother died after a long battle with cancer and Alzheimer’s, Diane felt both grieved and relieved. For years, she had juggled caregiving for her mother, a demanding job as a nurse, and parenting two teenagers. It was an exhausting combination. Diane figured that after her mother’s death, her life would quickly regain a …
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  • Top 3 Reasons to Preplan Your Funeral
    Posted: 05/17/2021

    At Farenga Funeral Home, we often hear stories like this one: “Dad didn’t preplan his funeral. When he died, my siblings and I were left with multiple decisions to make, which added more stress to an already difficult time. We were unorganized, and tensions were high. Instead of mourning the loss of our father, we …
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  • How to Make a Veteran’s Funeral Special
    Posted: 05/10/2021

    Our staff at Farenga Funeral Home  agrees there is no greater honor than caring for veterans and their families. We will never forget moving moments like these: Soldiers presenting the folded American flag to a grieving family. A bugler playing Taps.  A three-gun volley fired by service members. Farenga Funeral Home has a long history …
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