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Top 10 Reasons to Preplan your Funeral

You might be surprised how many strong opinions you have about your own funeral, memorial service, and final resting place. Our Moloney Family Funeral Homes staff has found this to be true for most of our neighbors in Lake Ronkonkoma, Holbrook, Central Islip, and Port Jefferson that we’ve talked to over the years. While many…

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5 Ways to Honor Your Loved One in the Years After Their Death

In talking to New York-area families over the years, many have described how grief has a tendency to “sneak in” after losing a loved one. Our staff at Moloney Family Funeral Homes can relate. Something as simple as hearing a particular song on the radio or coming across a memento from the past can automatically…

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Is Cremation the Right Choice for You?

As many families in Lake Ronkonkoma, Holbrook, and Bohemia hear that people than ever are choosing cremation over traditional burial, they come to us with this question: “Is cremation right for me?” Here at Moloney Family Funeral Homes, we realize this is a very important and personal decision. Our caring staff can help you understand…

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A Tribute to Veterans

Today is the day we set aside to honor American veterans – those valiant soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen of the U.S. Armed Forces – who all share a dedication to the defense of freedom. For generations, veterans have honored us with this sacrifice, and so all of us here at Moloney Family…

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5 Ways Preplanning Your Own Arrangements Can Simplify Your Life

If you’ve attended a funeral for a loved one, you may have found your mind wandering to the details of your own final farewell. Is there special music you would like performed? Certain readings you want included? Maybe you would prefer a more celebratory tone than a somber one. Many New Yorkers we’ve talked with…

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When Final Wishes Clash Within Families

Throughout our decades of funeral service experience at Moloney Family Funeral Homes our caring team has been asked many times by families in Holbrook, Lake Ronkonkoma, Bohemia, and in the greater New York areas what it’s like to be in funeral service, and whether our work is somehow depressing and morbid. While it is true that…

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4 Reasons to Choose a Family-Owned Funeral Home

One of the questions we’re often asked here at Moloney Family Funeral Homes is whether there’s any noticeable difference between a family-owned funeral home and a funeral home that is part of a corporate-owned chain. Our answer is always a resounding, “Yes!” For over 75 years of service, our family has been committed to serving…

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How Losing a Parent Impacts your Life – No Matter Your Age

When someone you’ve known your entire life dies, a part of you dies with them. Every day at Moloney Family Funeral Homes, our caring team helps our neighbors in Lake Ronkonkoma, Holbrook, Central Islip and Port Jefferson Station families who have lost a loved one. Time and time again, we see how losing a parent…

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Benefits of A Therapy Dog (Ours is Kota!)

We know how much comfort an animal can bring during a difficult time – and that’s why Moloney Family Funeral Homes is so proud to have a friendly, four-legged “employee” on our staff. Kota, a Labrador-Weimaraner mix, is the first grief therapy dog on Long Island, and has earned quite a reputation as a beloved…

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Getting Through Mother’s Day without Mom

When Mother’s Day is approaching, and your mother is not around for any number of reasons, it can be incredibly painful. Many on our team here at Moloney Family Funeral Homes know exactly what this feels like. Whether you’ve lost your mother to death or estrangement, or are unable to get together due to pandemic-related…

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