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Anna Indorf
B: 1927-12-16
D: 2017-08-19
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Indorf, Anna
Carol Pizzonia
B: 1939-06-05
D: 2017-08-18
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Pizzonia, Carol
Beatrice Gerstenblatt
B: 1924-02-02
D: 2017-08-17
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Gerstenblatt, Beatrice
Batiste Carabetta
B: 1950-03-07
D: 2017-08-16
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Carabetta, Batiste
Gary Stocking
B: 1944-10-17
D: 2017-08-16
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Stocking, Gary
Conrad Clavet
B: 1932-09-17
D: 2017-08-11
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Clavet, Conrad
Melanio Gonzalez
B: 1926-04-05
D: 2017-08-10
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Gonzalez, Melanio
Marisa Evilia
B: 1967-09-26
D: 2017-08-09
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Evilia, Marisa
Sterling Richardson
B: 1929-07-18
D: 2017-08-08
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Richardson, Sterling
Marie Reilly
B: 1928-08-19
D: 2017-08-05
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Reilly, Marie
Veronica Bonanzinga
B: 1922-07-23
D: 2017-07-30
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Bonanzinga, Veronica
Marion Bukowski
B: 1918-12-07
D: 2017-07-25
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Bukowski, Marion
Juana Hernandez
B: 1928-04-27
D: 2017-07-24
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Hernandez, Juana
Praxoulla Moutta
B: 1944-06-19
D: 2017-07-24
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Moutta, Praxoulla
John Rogan
B: 1928-12-08
D: 2017-07-24
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Rogan, John
Rosa Torres
B: 1947-03-30
D: 2017-07-22
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Torres, Rosa
Charles Malis
B: 1946-11-30
D: 2017-07-19
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Malis, Charles
Richard Davidson
B: 1937-03-24
D: 2017-07-13
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Davidson, Richard
Janet Cameron Boucher
B: 1939-02-23
D: 2017-07-11
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Cameron Boucher, Janet
Assunta Adkins
B: 1937-08-15
D: 2017-07-10
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Adkins, Assunta
Marie Slue
B: 1947-07-01
D: 2017-07-10
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Slue, Marie

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Troy Michaud
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Troy E. Michaud Sr.
1964 - 2017
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You may not know exactly what you want to say in your Book of Memories™ condolence message. In fact, this may be the first time you've ever been faced with sharing your feelings or offering comforting words to someone who is grieving a loss. Whether it's the first time, or the fifth, we're here to offer some assistance. We've compiled some tips, and brought together a list of expressive words you can use in your condolences.

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.

After writing and posting a message of condolence to the family, you may also wish to make a memorial donation as a tribute to their loved one, or send flowers to the family home or memorial service. However you choose to express your concern and pay tribute, please know this: it will be deeply appreciated.