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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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How to Decide When You Have Decision Fatigue

With all the options and opportunities our modern world offers, we can easily feel overcome with anxiety about which decisions are the right ones to make in particular circumstances. When it comes to planning a funeral or memorial service, there are a lot of choices to make as far as specifics go. Here at Moloney…

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8 Tips for Managing Grief During the Holidays

For families in Lake Ronkonkoma, Holbrook, and Central Islip who have lost a loved one recently, we know the holidays are going to look and feel different – especially in light of COVID-19. Our caring team at Moloney Family Funeral Homes sees this every day, as we meet with our neighbors to plan funerals and…

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How to Honor a Loved One During the Holiday Season

At Moloney Family Funeral Homes, we’ve been helping our neighbors in the greater New York area navigate the difficult emotions associated with losing a loved one for more than a century. Over and over again, we’ve witnessed firsthand just how heartbreaking and devastating the aftermath of losing a loved one can be — and we…

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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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