• 5 Tips for Making a Service Run Smoothly
    Posted: 10/12/2020

    Most of our neighbors in Queens and Astoria don’t consider the process of planning a funeral service until they lose a loved one. Because of COVID-19 and the constant changes that come with a pandemic, families are often at a loss when someone close to them dies. Farenga Funeral Home understands the complexities of this …
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  • How the Changing Seasons Impact Grief 
    Posted: 10/07/2020

    “Every May, my mom helped me plant a garden. She died last fall and I tear up even thinking about shopping for flowers without her.”  “When the weather would warm up, my grandpa made his famous BBQ chicken just about every weekend. Now that he’s gone, even the smell of a cookout makes me sad.”  …
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  • What to Consider When Selecting a Funeral Home
    Posted: 09/15/2020

    The staff at Farenga Funeral Home understands  that choosing a funeral home is a significant decision to make during an already difficult time. We’re here to help our neighbors in Queens and Astoria any way we can, including providing information to make this decision easier. After a loved one dies and your family needs the …
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  • How To Embrace Life During a Season Of Uncertainty
    Posted: 09/08/2020

    Families in Queens and Astoria know that life changes are around every corner. With all the uncertainty we’re consistently exposed to, especially under COVID-19 circumstances, it’s possible you may be feeling a bit unsure of what happens next. While no one really knows the answer, we do know that uncertainty can’t be escaped or avoided, …
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  • 3 Ways to Get to Know Us Before You Need Us
    Posted: 08/20/2020

    Most of our neighbors in Astoria and Queens don’t give much thought to finding a funeral home until a loved one dies and they need to plan a funeral. We understand this, and want to provide our blog readers with a glimpse into who we are and what we do so that you know us …
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  • Is a Funeral Worth the Hassle and Expense?
    Posted: 08/11/2020

    When a loved one dies, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed by the thought of planning a funeral or memorial service. The details, the cost, and the emotional investment may seem to add more stress to an already difficult situation. At Farenga Funeral Home, we know it’s extremely important to honor and celebrate the life of a loved one. …
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  • 5 Greek Places to Visit in NYC
    Posted: 07/27/2020

    Our family has owned and operated  Farenga Funeral Home since 1876. For over a century, our neighbors in Astoria and Greater Queens have trusted our staff to walk alongside them during some of life’s most difficult moments, including when it is time to plan a funeral or cremation. We are proud to be part of the …
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  • 6 Reasons to Plan Your Own Funeral
    Posted: 07/14/2020

    Is it strange to plan your own funeral? We don’t think so. While no one likes to dwell on the idea of their own death, there are a number of advantages to preplanning with Farenga Funeral Home. Some say it’s the greatest gift of love you can give to your family. Whether you’re 25 or …
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  • How to Show Care to Someone Who is Grieving
    Posted: 06/15/2020

    “When my mother died, I had no idea how much the condolence cards I received would mean to me. Some included stories about my mother and others had encouraging words that truly helped me through a difficult time in my life. Now, when I hear that a friend has lost someone they loved, I always …
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  • Funeral Etiquette: What to Do and What Not to Do
    Posted: 06/09/2020

    Learning the ropes of how to behave appropriately at a funeral service can be tricky and possibly even awkward. As you navigate this process, remember that the family of the deceased person comes first. This is their time to show how important their loved one is to them and to express their love and appreciation …
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