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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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  • 5 Destinations to Savor Springtime in Astoria & Greater Queens
    Posted: 04/12/2021

    It’s springtime here in Queens and Astoria, and our Farenga Funeral Home team is ready for warmer days, sunshine, picnics, and so much more. We know our neighbors are ready for this new season as well after what felt like a very long winter! New York has endless destinations that are perfect to visit in …
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  • When You Don’t Know What to Say at a Visitation
    Posted: 04/08/2021

    We’ve talked to countless people in Astoria over the years who have a story like this one: My elderly neighbor died last week and I read in her online obituary that there’s a visitation, funeral, and reception this weekend. I cared about my neighbor and want to pay my respects, but I have never met …
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  • What Details Can I Include in a Funeral to Make it Special?
    Posted: 03/12/2021

    At Farenga Funeral Home, we know our neighbors in Astoria and Queens put their families first, both in life and death. When it comes to creating a meaningful funeral service, it’s about sharing memories, reconnecting with family and friends, and saying a final farewell. Whether your loved one preferred burial or cremation, you can trust …
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  • What are Our Options? Alternatives to Traditional Funerals
    Posted: 03/03/2021

    If a member of our care team asked you what you envision for your own funeral, what would you say? Would it look like other services you have attended, perhaps held in a place of worship or a funeral home? Would you want a formal gathering, solemn in nature, with guests dressed in black? Or …
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  • How to Handle A Loved One’s Death Anniversary
    Posted: 02/10/2021

    When it comes to the anniversary of a loved one’s death, most people don’t know what to expect.  Should they do something special in commemoration? Maybe visit the final resting place? Or would it be easier to power through the day as usual in case painful feelings resurface? At Farenga Funeral Home, we often hear …
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  • 10 Things Our Staff Wants You to Know About Grief
    Posted: 02/03/2021

    10 Things Our Staff Wants You to Know About Grief Grief is a complex emotion that affects each person differently, but it has become clear over our years working with our neighbors in Queens and Astoria that the only way someone can successfully process grief is to start the steps of working through it. At …
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