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  • Cathedral
    The Rich Traditions of a Catholic Funeral
    Posted: 07/28/2017

    Everyone has a corner of the world they call home, and at Farenga Funeral Home, Queens is ours. New York City is generally diverse, but in Queens, we have our own beautiful tapestry of different cultures. Visitors to our borough only need to walk down Main Street to see the communities of Queens represented with …
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  • Family reviewing funeral options
    How Much Does a Funeral Cost?
    Posted: 07/14/2017

    For many families, the need to plan a funeral comes unexpectedly. Complex arrangement decisions must be made during a most difficult time, and the cost of funeral services plays a large role in this planning process. Not surprisingly, most people are under the impression that funeral services cost than they really do. How much does …
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  • Close up of senior man thinking
    Helpful Tips for Grieving Men
    Posted: 06/30/2017

    Dealing with the loss of a loved one takes a lot out of everyone. It’s why Farenga Funeral Home is here – to help hurting families in Greater Queens plan funeral services, giving them the time they need to grieve their loss. Experts also agree that the very act of planning a meaningful funeral service, …
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  • Manhattan skyline
    The Top 5 Things To Do This Summer in Greater Queens
    Posted: 06/16/2017

    At Farenga Funeral Home, we have been a part of Greater Queens for decades. We’re the funeral home our neighbors know and trust. Our owner, Gus Antonopolous, was born and raised right here in Astoria, and our roots couldn’t go any deeper here. We love New York City as much as you do, and we …
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  • Rose laying on a folded U.S. flag
    Memorial Day Remembrance
    Posted: 05/24/2017

    This is the time of year when there’s an emphasis on remembering American veterans who died while serving our country – those valiant soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen of the U.S. Armed Forces – all share a dedication to the defense of freedom. Many Americans will visit memorials and grave sites of veterans who …
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  • Gus Antonopoulos sitting
    Why the Details Matter at Farenga
    Posted: 05/17/2017

    The great Greek statesman, Pericles, said, “Wait for the wisest of all counselors, time.” It’s true that the passage of time and the experience it brings teaches us many things – lessons you cannot learn from a book or a school. This is true not only for people, but also for businesses. Since 1876, the Farenga …
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  • Mature couple talking to financial planner
    Q&A – What Are My Options for Final Disposition
    Posted: 04/28/2017

      One of the most important decisions you will make when it comes time to plan a funeral for someone you love, or for yourself when preplanning, is choosing a final resting place – or final disposition option. There are many preferences, cultural elements, and religious requirements that can go into such a decision, and …
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    The Top Four Reasons to Follow Our Facebook Page
    Posted: 04/14/2017

    While a decade ago, it may have seemed odd for a funeral home to have an active Facebook page, that is no longer the case. Social media has impacted our daily lives in a number of ways, and it’s also changing how people memorialize their loved ones. Combine this with the fact that Facebook is …
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  • Death away from home
    What Do I Do If My Loved One Passes Away While Traveling?
    Posted: 03/31/2017

    The world gets smaller every day. No one understands this more than those of us who live in the incredibly diverse area of Greater Queens, with people living and visiting here from every corner of the globe. More people are traveling and spending longer periods of time away from home. People are also retiring earlier …
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  • Gus Antonopoulos meeting with family
    Why Community Connection Matters
    Posted: 03/17/2017

    Queens became a borough of New York City in 1898. It was over 20 years before that, in 1876, when the Farenga family began serving the people of this community during some of their most difficult times. It’s hard for most people today to imagine what life must have been like in Queens during that …
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