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Hispanic Funeral Traditions

At Moloney Family Funeral Homes, we are honored to meet the needs of all families in Lake Ronkonkoma, Holbrook, and Central Islip while embracing the diversity that makes these communities such special places to live. We are proud to serve and support all our Long Island neighbors, and hope you’ll feel comfortable turning to us…

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How to Make a Veteran’s Funeral Special

Our staff at Moloney Family Funeral Homes agrees there is no greater honor than caring for veterans and their families. We will never forget moving moments like these: Soldiers presenting the folded American flag to a grieving family. A bugler playing Taps.  A three-gun volley fired by service members. Moloney has a long history of…

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What are Our Options? Alternatives to Traditional Funerals

If a member of our care team asked you what you envision for your own funeral, what would you say? Would it look like other services you have attended, perhaps held in a place of worship or a funeral home? Would you want a formal gathering, solemn in nature, with guests dressed in black? Or…

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5 Reasons We Love New York in Summer

The weather is getting warmer, the sun is getting brighter, and the days are getting longer – summer is finally upon us, and there is no better place to spend it than in New York. At Moloney Family Funeral Homes, our staff knows firsthand how to make the most of your summer in Lake Ronkonkoma,…

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How to Know You’ve Chosen the Right Funeral Home

Talk to anyone who has lost a loved one recently and they’ll likely mention how and why they selected a particular funeral home. Maybe their friend or family member put their own arrangements in place ahead of time, including their preference of funeral home. Maybe generations of family have turned to a certain funeral home…

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Remembering Mom

“No matter what age . . . I’ll always need you, Mom.­” – Unknown Family means so much to all of us here at Moloney Family Funeral Homes. We have a long history of family ownership in the greater New York area stretching back over 75 years, and we take great pride being part of…

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I Preplanned at Another Funeral Home; Can I Switch to Moloney?

At Moloney Family Funeral Homes, we often hear questions like these from our neighbors in Bohemia, Hauppauge, and Center Moriches: “The funeral home where I preplanned my funeral and burial arrangements is no longer open. Does Moloney accept preplanning transfers?” “I’m having second thoughts about the funeral home I originally chose to plan my final…

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The Physical Effects of Grief

When Diane’s mother died after a long battle with cancer and Alzheimer’s, Diane felt both grieved and relieved. For years, she had juggled caregiving for her mother, a demanding job as a nurse, and parenting two teenagers. It was an exhausting combination. Diane figured that after her mother’s death, her life would quickly regain a…

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How Keepsakes Can Help in the Grieving Process

In our many years of experience here at Moloney Family Funeral Homes,  neighbors in Lake Ronkonkoma, Holbrook, and Central Islip come to us with stories like this: “When my grandfather died, it was unexpected, but as a World War II veteran and a jokester, we knew his life was well-lived. On the day of the…

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5 Ways Funerals Are Changing

“A traditional funeral doesn’t fit who I am. Can I plan a final farewell that’s more ‘me’?” “I want to care for the earth in death just as I do in life. What are my options for a green burial?” “I’d love for my friends and family to have a big party after my funeral.…

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