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Open Letter from Our Owners to our Grieving Neighbors

The worldwide impact of COVID-19 has had its own unique impact on our team at Moloney Family Funeral Homes. With this letter, we want to address our grieving neighbors in the Long Island area and acknowledge those who are suffering the death of a family member or friend. We understand that the loss of a…

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How To Support Your Spouse After the Loss of a Parent

Losing a parent – no matter how old you are – is one of the most difficult experiences in life. Our caring team at Moloney Family Funeral Homes sits down every day to plan funerals with New Yorkers who are grieving the death of their mother or father. We see the complicated range of emotions…

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5 Creative Ways to Add a Meaningful Touch to a Service

Have you ever attended a funeral that wonderfully reflected the personality and interests of the person who died? Many who have attended a service at Moloney Family Funeral Home know just how meaningful personal touches can be. Our professional staff members are experts at weaving details throughout a service and reception, and we have helped…

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When You Don’t Know What to Say at a Visitation

We’ve talked to countless people in Lake Ronkonkoma, Holbrook, and Central Islip over the years who have a story like this one: My elderly neighbor died last week and I read in her online obituary that there’s a visitation, funeral, and reception this weekend. I cared about my neighbor and want to pay my respects,…

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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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