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How Pets Help in the Grieving Process

We’ve seen this play out time and time again: After losing a loved one, a pet can provide support when you need it most. They’re naturally tuned in to human emotions and pick up on our feelings without us even noticing. This is why our staff at Moloney Family Funeral Homes is a strong advocate…

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How the Changing Seasons Impacts Grief

“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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10 Ideas to Help Children Remember a Loved One

Saying goodbye to a special person who has died is one of the most painful and confusing experiences a child can go through. One way to support them through it is to think of ways to honor and remember the loved one in years to come. These activities or rituals give an opportunity to talk…

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Why You Should Have a Funeral

When it comes to making end-of-life arrangements, every family has a different set of needs and wishes. Our professional staff at Moloney Family Funeral Home is ready to accommodate your family in the Lake Ronkonkoma area and guide you through every choice associated with this process. While different religious and cultural customs may take major…

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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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