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Is a Funeral Worth the Hassle and Expense?

When a loved one dies, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed by the thought of planning a funeral or memorial service. The details, the cost, and the emotional investment may seem to add more stress to an already difficult situation. At Moloney Family Funeral Homes, we know it’s extremely important to honor and celebrate the life of a loved one.…

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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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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 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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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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