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  • How Your Funeral Can Reflect Your Love of New York
    Posted: 05/12/2020

    We’re meeting more and more people in Astoria and Queens who tell us they don’t want a “typical” funeral. They may embrace certain traditional elements like a visitation, ceremony, and burial, but they want their final farewell to be a reflection of their life. They want to include as many personal details as possible. Our …
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  • Are You Grieving or Depressed? Here's How to Tell the Difference.
    Posted: 05/06/2020

    Every day, our staff meets with families in Queens and Astoria who have lost a friend or family member. Some arrive at Farenga Family of Funeral Homes & Cremation Service tired but at peace, having had time to say goodbye and prepare for their loved one’s death. Others have had their world turned upside down …
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  • Our Family Serving Yours
    Posted: 04/16/2020

    Family-owned businesses, such as Farenga Funeral Home build their reputation by delivering on their promises. For the Farenga family, this means surpassing expectations as we serve our neighbors in Astoria and Queens. Our family has owned and operated Farenga Funeral Home for more than 100 years. We realize our neighbors throughout the Astoria area trust our expert staff …
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  • Our Advice on Talking to Kids About COVID-19
    Posted: 04/14/2020

    Our Farenga Funeral Home staff has 144 years of experience walking through difficult times with those in our community. This includes having conversations with children about illness, tragedy, and death. When Queens and Astoria families walk through our doors, they depend on us for encouragement during challenging moments; right now is no different. As our …
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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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  • Candles burning within a church congregation.
    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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