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The First 5 Things You Should Do When a Loved One Dies

If someone you love has just died, your head is probably spinning. Your life will never be the same, but there are some very practical things you need to handle. Here are the top five things the team at Moloney Funeral Home believe you need to do after losing someone close to you. 1.) Report…

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The Benefits of Having Our Grief Therapy Dog Present During the Arrangement Process

After a death, a pet can provide support when it’s needed most. Dogs, especially, are naturally tuned in to human emotions and able pick up on feelings and body language. One of the most interesting things about animals is that they can sense when someone isn’t happy. A dog might lower his ears or stare…

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Recognizing the Secondary Losses Others Don’t See

When you toss a pebble into a lake, it causes a ripple effect. The loss of a loved one works in a similar way. The initial loss is the most significant – and often the hardest to cope with. However, there are additional losses, known as secondary losses, that come about in the aftermath of…

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To Post or Not to Post After a Loved One’s Death

In today’s day and age, it can be difficult to navigate the unwritten rules of social media. And when it comes to sharing news about the death of a loved one, these waters become extra murky. Should you post about the death? If so, when? What details are appropriate to include – and leave out?…

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The Complex Nature of Grieving the Loss of a Parent

For many of us, our parents are our original foothold in the world—the people who look out for us and keep us safe when we’re young. When a parent dies, you may experience the loss in a profound way, and the grief may be complex and intensely felt. At Moloney Family Funeral Homes, Inc, we…

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7 Tips for Grieving Men

At Moloney Family Funeral Home, our compassionate staff helps our grieving neighbors throughout Holbrook, Port Jefferson Station, Central Islip, Long Island, and the surrounding New York area. Grief over the death of a loved one is a difficult thing for anyone, no matter their gender. Because of socialization and cultural norms, many men experience grief in a particular…

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Navigating Grief During the Warmer Months

Moving through grief is difficult  any time of year, but it can be uniquely tough during the warmer months here in Holbrook, Central Islip, and Hauppauge. It seems incongruous to feel sad when the weather is warm and sunny what with all the gatherings and BBQs that happen this time of year. But at Moloney…

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How to Care for Yourself While Grieving

Deep grief affects our whole mind-body systems. We may notice emotional, physical, and cognitive changes when we’re grieving. Grief can lead to tunnel vision, making it tough to be objective and to see the practical things we could do to feel better. At Moloney Family Funeral Homes, we value self-care, especially during times of intense…

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How To Embrace Life During a Season Of Uncertainty

Families in Lake Ronkonkoma, Holbrook, Central Islip, Port Jefferson Station, Hauppauge, Center Moriches, and Bohemia know that life changes are around every corner. With all the uncertainty we’re consistently exposed to, especially under COVID-19 circumstances, it’s possible you may be feeling a bit unsure of what happens next. While no one really knows the answer,…

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5 Tips to Help a Grieving Pet

We meet with New Yorkers every day whose lives have been upended after the death of a friend or family member. At the request of many who come to Moloney Family Funeral Homes, our grief therapy dog, Kota, will join us as we make funeral arrangements, and he’s also available to be part of the…

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