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John Hart
B: 1939-08-30
D: 2017-10-18
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Hart, John
Margarite Howard
B: 1939-01-19
D: 2017-10-16
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Howard, Margarite
Matthew Donna
B: 1986-04-11
D: 2017-10-14
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Donna, Matthew
William O'Brien
B: 1951-10-25
D: 2017-10-14
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O'Brien, William
Eleanor Kline
B: 1920-01-21
D: 2017-10-13
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Kline, Eleanor
Joseph Drag
B: 1992-04-12
D: 2017-10-13
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Drag, Joseph
Norma Meyers
B: 1924-05-25
D: 2017-10-07
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Meyers, Norma
Josephine Koncki
B: 1927-12-26
D: 2017-10-05
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Koncki, Josephine
Georgiana Rogers
B: 1932-12-07
D: 2017-10-05
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Rogers, Georgiana
Louise Gamble
B: 1933-11-03
D: 2017-10-01
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Gamble, Louise
Willie Vereen
B: 1949-11-13
D: 2017-10-01
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Vereen, Willie
Salvatore Ventura
B: 1942-12-10
D: 2017-09-28
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Ventura, Salvatore
Elizabeth Noonan
B: 1924-02-05
D: 2017-09-25
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Noonan, Elizabeth
Ann Prezioso
B: 1962-03-19
D: 2017-09-24
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Prezioso, Ann
Jeanette Fullerton
B: 1944-02-04
D: 2017-09-24
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Fullerton, Jeanette
Oscar Ortiz
B: 1947-04-15
D: 2017-09-23
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Ortiz, Oscar
John Swiatek
B: 1926-08-12
D: 2017-09-23
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Swiatek, John
Onelio Luciano
B: 1947-11-04
D: 2017-09-23
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Luciano, Onelio
Marie Bonfiglio
B: 1939-02-06
D: 2017-09-22
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Bonfiglio, Marie
Norman Thompson
B: 1939-06-12
D: 2017-09-20
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Thompson, Norman
Rosanne DeMaio
B: 1956-07-21
D: 2017-09-18
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DeMaio, Rosanne

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Tip #1: Be sincere. It's important to mean what you say, on the deepest emotional level. Yes, we know, "saying what you mean" can be harder - that's why we're here.

Tip #2: Keep it simple. You don't need to say much more than "I'm sorry for you loss," yet it's always wonderful to share a personal memory of their loved one, if you have one.

Tip #3: Don't tell them you know how they feel. Because you can't really know; even if you've endured the loss of a loved one in the past - your grief was yours, and this is theirs.

Tip #4: Share how you felt when you heard the news. Perhaps you were shocked, disbelieving, or deeply saddened. Let them know how the passing affected you personally.

Tip #5: Share Remind them that you will always hold the memory of their loved one close to you. It will be a comfort to them to know that their loved one will be remembered.

A Short List of Appropriate Phrases:

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
  • Please accept my condolences on the loss of your partner.
  • With deepest sympathy for your loss.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Please know our loving thoughts embrace you each and every day.
  • Thinking of you in these difficult times and sending you love.
  • With heartfelt condolences.
  • Wishing you comfort at this sorrowful time.
  • Sharing in your sorrow, thinking of you and wishing I could be there
  • to hold your hand.
  • May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead.
  • Hold tight to memories for comfort.
  • Lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.
  • As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Peace, prayers and blessings.
  • Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow.
  • You are in our prayers.
  • May your memories give you strength.
  • Remember that we love and care about you.
  • May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

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