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  • 5 Ways to Relieve Loneliness During a Quarantine
    Posted: 04/09/2020

    All across Queens and Astoria, people are spending their days inside waiting for the end of the COVID-19 crisis. Here at Farenga Family of Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, we are doing our best to serve our community during this time of uncertainty. We know that many of you are separated from family, friends, and …
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  • Funeral Etiquette for a Greek Orthodox Church
    Posted: 04/06/2020

    When you live in an area as diverse as Astoria and Greater Queens, you run into people every from different cultures, backgrounds, and faith traditions. In our work at Farenga Funeral Home, Gus Antonopoulos and our staff are deeply knowledgeable about the different religious customs when it comes to funerals, cremation, and burial. It’s important …
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  • How Our Funeral Home is Managing Coronavirus
    Posted: 03/18/2020

    As a cornerstone in this community, and as leaders during times of tragedy and uncertainty, let us assure you that your family’s health and safety is our number one priority. Many of you have reached out asking how Farenga Family of Funeral Homes & Cremation Service is ensuring that our community is safe at funerals. …
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  • Self-Care During a Crisis is a Must
    Posted: 03/18/2020

    The year 2020 is not going as planned. As COVID-19 travels across the globe, it is natural to feel heightened anxiety, disappointment, and stress. The coming days and weeks are unknown, and the unknown can be frightening. It’s important to heed local and national health guidelines, and practice self-care to make sure you are maintaining …
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  • Four of the Most Popular Personalization Options
    Posted: 02/11/2020

    At Farenga Funeral Home, one of the questions we are often asked is, “How can I make the service for my loved one feel more personal?” This is a question our experienced team welcomes from the Astoria and Queens families we serve, knowing how much a meaningful service can help their grief process as well …
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  • What Grieving People Wish You Knew at Valentine’s Day
    Posted: 02/06/2020

    After a loved one dies, certain days – birthdays, anniversaries, holidays – can be especially painful. Valentine’s Day is at the top of the list. It’s impossible to turn on the TV without seeing ads and images of togetherness, love, and romance. There’s no avoiding the decorations and merchandise for sale when walking through a …
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  • Answers to Common Questions About Preplanning
    Posted: 01/14/2020

    As you can imagine, many Queens and Astoria families who come to Farenga Funeral Home to plan a funeral for their loved quickly become overwhelmed by the countless decisions that need to be made. Decisions like these: “Did he want a big, public funeral or something more private? He was kind of a quiet guy …
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  • Tips for Improving Your Life in 2020
    Posted: 01/08/2020

    Life can be broken down into many chapters, and 2020 is the perfect opportunity to start a brand new one. But let’s shake things up a bit and take the focus off resolutions. After all, studies show that less than 10 percent of those who make resolutions manage to stick them for more than a …
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  • When your Family Needs Help, Trust Our Family
    Posted: 12/17/2019

    “The family is one of nature’s masterpieces,” said Spanish philosopher George Santayana. It may sound like a cliché, but for good reason: Family is important. No matter what your family looks like—big or small, from the same genetic tree or related by choice—these are the people who share the highs and lows of life with …
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  • Why We Encourage Families to Add Personal Details to Funerals
    Posted: 12/09/2019

    At Farenga Funeral Home, we believe each funeral should be one-of-a-kind and reflect an individual’s unforgettable personality.  Throughout our many years of experience helping Astoria and Greater Queens families plan funerals for their loved ones, we’ve noticed an element that brings a special measure of healing to those attending a service: incorporating a loved one’s …
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