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Funeral Etiquette: What to Do and What Not to Do

Learning the ropes of how to behave appropriately at a funeral service can be tricky and possibly even awkward. As you navigate this process, remember that the family of the deceased person comes first. This is their time to show how important their loved one is to them and to express their love and appreciation…

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Standing Alongside Families in the Opioid Epidemic

For nearly a century, our family here at Moloney Family Funeral Homes has invested in our community by helping neighbors with their funeral, cremation, and burial needs. We would never call this “work.” Rather, we feel called to carry out our passion to care for those around us in this way. We want to be…

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The Many Options That Come with Cremation

Years ago, there was one factor that kept many families from considering cremation when they were planning a funeral: People used to believe that if they chose cremation they could not have a funeral service, or if they did, it wouldn’t be as meaningful as it might be with traditional burial. When you choose Moloney…

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How to Create the Perfect Video Tribute for Your Loved One’s Funeral

If there is one thing we have learned at Moloney Family Funeral Homes, it’s the importance funeral planning plays in the grief process. While this is certainly not easy for a person who is desperately missing a loved one, something happens when he or she starts making choices to personalize the funeral service. Our expert…

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Quality and Value – It Shouldn’t Have to Cost You More

Our history here in the Central Islip area dates back to 1933, when James P. Moloney opened the first Moloney Family Funeral Homes location on Carleton Avenue so he could help his friends and neighbors with their funeral, cremation, and burial needs. Today, James’ grandsons, co-owners and brothers Daniel Moloney Jr. and Peter Moloney, carry…

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Funeral Receptions: Another Way to Tell Their Story

When someone you love dies, it’s extremely painful to get used to the reality that they’re no longer with you. Their absence can affect every area of life, constantly reminding you of your loss. Here at Moloney Family Funeral Homes, we want to make challenging circumstances a little easier. We know how powerful it is…

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Can I Wear Color to a Funeral and Other Funeral Etiquette Questions

At Moloney Family Funeral Homes, we have heard many questions from the Lake Ronkonkoma, Holbrook, Central Islip, Port Jefferson Station, Bohemia, Center Moriches, or Hauppauge communities about what is appropriate to wear and say at a funeral. Everyone is different, and each person’s life can be celebrated in a unique manner. It’s a big reason why we provide personalized funeral services…

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5 Tips for Helping Grieving Teens

Grief is overwhelming at any age, but the death of a loved one can be especially tough for teenagers, who are already dealing with the ups and downs of adolescence. Our staff at Moloney Family Funeral Homes has a lot of experience planning funeral arrangements with families, and we realize trying to make sense of…

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The Moloney Difference . . . in Your Neighbors’ Own Words

During our 85+ years serving families throughout Central Islip, Lake Ronkonkoma, Holbrook, Port Jefferson Station, Bohemia, Center Moriches, and Hauppauge, our staff has learned many valuable lessons, including this one: Above all, we want to earn the trust and confidence of every family who reaches out to us. We realize when people walk through our…

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Nearly 100 Years of Family Service in Long Island

“There’s nothing more rewarding than being able to care for a family during a really difficult time,” says Moloney Family Funeral Homes Co-owner Peter Moloney. Peter, along with his brother, Co-owner Daniel Moloney Jr., comes from a long line of funeral care professionals, beginning with their grandfather, James P. Moloney, who founded Moloney Funeral Home…

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