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Serving Families from Our Seven Locations

When a family chooses a funeral home, there are a lot of factors to consider. These include the family’s history with funeral homes in the area. Have they previously worked with a funeral home staff or attended funerals at a certain location? Perhaps they know someone who works at the funeral home or has a…

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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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How to Make a Cremation Service Meaningful

Years ago, there was one factor that kept many Center Moriches, Hauppauge, and Central Islip families from considering cremation when they were planning a funeral. People believed that if they chose cremation, they could not have a funeral service that was meaningful and told the story of their loved one’s life. Of course, this is not…

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3 Ways a Family-Owned Funeral Home is a Benefit to You

Since F. Daniel Moloney Sr. founded Moloney Family Funeral Homes back in 1937, our family has been committed to serving Hauppauge, Long Island, and Bohemia families and beyond during some of their most difficult moments. It’s not just a job for us; it truly is our family’s calling. Yet every day, we hear about more…

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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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Ideas for Memorializing with Cremated Remains

  Cremation is growing in popularity throughout New York, Long Island, and Central Islip. Choosing cremation provides a variety of memorialization options and flexibility as far as how and when you decide to pay tribute to your loved one. When you trust our cremation professionals at Moloney Family Funeral Homes with the care of your…

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Top Three Myths About Preplanning

In life, we are almost always planning ahead for our future. Planning toward a personal goal or planning for the next phase of life. The families we serve here in New York are particularly goal-oriented. We set a plan so we can know where we’re headed. Planning relieves stress and answers many questions ahead of…

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