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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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  • How Should I Act at a Funeral Service? Our Top 7 Etiquette Tips
    Posted: 01/06/2021

    Our neighbors in Queens and Astoria know it’s important to show compassion, care, and courtesy during a funeral service. This makes an already trying day a bit easier, as friends and family can begin to heal in peace. Though funeral traditions and customs change over time, one thing stays constant: funeral etiquette. Here are funeral …
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  • Why Gratitude is Important for the New Year
    Posted: 01/04/2021

    The new year is approaching, and we know many of our neighbors in Queens and Astoria are thinking about their New Year’s resolutions. This is the time for not only a refresh, but it’s a chance to consciously do something different in the coming year. Our New Year’s resolution here at Farenga Funeral Home ? …
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  • Unique Ideas for Celebrating a Loved One’s Life
    Posted: 12/11/2020

    At Farenga Funeral Home, we know how diverse and unique our communities are here in Queens and Astoria, and we know how special your loved one was. We believe in creating unforgettable tributes that truly portray the individuality of the life lived. While we offer many ways to craft a special service, such as memory …
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  • 5 Ways Funerals Are Changing
    Posted: 12/01/2020

    A traditional funeral doesn’t fit who I am. Can I plan a final farewell that’s more ‘me’?” “I want to care for the earth in death just as I do in life. What are my options for a  burial?” “I’d love for my friends and family to have a big party after my funeral. How …
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  • Why is a Permanent Memorial for a Veteran Important?
    Posted: 11/18/2020

    At Farenga Funeral Home, we can’t think of a higher privilege than laying a veteran to rest, and we’re honored to do our part in commemorating the lives of our servicemen and women. Veteran’s Day is an opportunity to think about and be grateful for all of the heroes who made our freedom their priority. …
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  • How to Support Someone Who Has Lost a Loved One During the Holidays
    Posted: 11/09/2020

    If you’ve lost a loved one, you understand that “big days” like the upcoming holidays can be especially difficult. You also understand how important it is to receive support from those around you. At Farenga Funeral Home, we help those in our Queens and Astoria communities navigate grift every day, and we see the impact …
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