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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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The Financial Benefits of Preplanning

Much like weddings, funerals are notorious for being expensive. Given this common viewpoint, it’s understandable that many people avoid thinking and planning for their own funeral. At Moloney Family Funeral Homes, we want our neighbors in Lake Ronkonkoma, Bohemia, and Central Islip to know that preplanning has built-in financial benefits for those who choose to…

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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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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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Ideas for Family Heirlooms

At Moloney Family Funeral Homes, we are committed to helping our neighbors in and around Long Island, Central Islip, and Lake Ronkonkoma during life’s most difficult times. Recognizing all the important decisions leading up to a funeral and afterwards as well, we serve our friends and neighbors every step of the way. This includes offering…

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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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How To Support Your Spouse After the Loss of a Parent

Losing a parent – no matter how old you are – is one of the most difficult experiences in life. Our caring team at Moloney Family Funeral Homes sits down every day to plan funerals with New Yorkers who are grieving the death of their mother or father. We see the complicated range of emotions…

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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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