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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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Self-Care During a Crisis is a Must

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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How Our Funeral Home is Managing Coronavirus

As a cornerstone in Lake Ronkonkoma, Holbrook, and Bohemia communities, 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 Moloney Family Funeral Homes is ensuring that our community is safe at funerals.…

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4 Tips When It’s Time to Care for an Aging Parent

There is good news to share on the current health of our country: Americans are living longer than ever before. With that news comes a caveat, in that longer life spans confront us with new, and often daunting, challenges…especially when it comes to caring for an aging family member. Sometimes, crisis strikes suddenly and responsibility…

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How We Go Above and Beyond for the Families We Serve

When was the last time you had a remarkable customer service experience in Lake Ronkonkoma, Holbrook, Central Islip, or Bohemia? Maybe an employee made an extra effort during a routine interaction. Maybe you walked into a store or restaurant with expectations that were not only met – but exceeded. Perhaps you were having a tough…

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5 Creative Ways to Show Love to the Special People in Your Life

Every day, we help families who have experienced loss – and this gives us a unique perspective on life. Co-owners Daniel Moloney Jr. and Peter Moloney along with the rest of our caring staff don’t take relationships for granted. We understand the fragility of life. After all, for nearly a century, our family here at…

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I’m Not Sure Cremation is Right for Me. How Do I Decide?

In many New York families, traditions are passed down from generation to generation. This is particularly the case when it comes to rites of passage. Think about how your family celebrates holidays, birthdays, graduations, and weddings. Chances are, there are certain foods you make, certain types of gifts you give, and even certain songs you…

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