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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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Understanding the Cremation and Burial Process

Until a loved one dies, many families in Lake Ronkonkoma, Holbrook, and Bohemia don’t know the extent of end-of-life options, including the details of cremation, traditional burial, and the selection of a final resting place. Our Moloney Family Funeral Homes staff hears questions like, “Can we have a funeral even with cremation?” “Can we bury…

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Local Impact of Family Ownership

When a family decides to open their own business – be it a restaurant, a bookstore, or a funeral home – they put their hearts and souls into their work. They rely on positive word of mouth to expand and find new customers. Neighbors telling neighbors about a positive experience. Locals who recommend products or…

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What to Expect When Planning a Funeral

Even though our care team spends our days helping Lake Ronkonkoma, Bohemia, Holbrook, Central Islip, and Center Moriches families plan funerals, we realize many people have never set foot in a funeral home until a loved one dies. The hours and days after losing a friend or family member are sad, stressful, and filled with…

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Why Gratitude is Important for the New Year

The new year is approaching, and we know many of our neighbors in New York area, are thinking about their New Year’s resolutions. This is the time for not only a refresh, but it’s a chance to consciously do something different in the coming year. Our New Year’s resolution here at Moloney Family Funeral Homes?…

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