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David Travers
B: 1926-02-22
D: 2017-11-22
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Travers, David
Enzo Riccitelli
B: 1948-01-06
D: 2017-11-21
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Riccitelli, Enzo
Jason Cacio
B: 1979-05-05
D: 2017-11-19
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Cacio, Jason
Arthur Christy
B: 1942-10-06
D: 2017-11-19
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Christy, Arthur
Judith Diorio
B: 1946-07-17
D: 2017-11-17
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Diorio , Judith
James Cosenza
B: 1945-08-31
D: 2017-11-15
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Cosenza, James
Robert Grossman
B: 1923-08-17
D: 2017-11-13
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Grossman , Robert
Judith Kleist
B: 1949-09-23
D: 2017-11-13
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Kleist, Judith
Patricia Papallo
B: 1932-11-22
D: 2017-11-10
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Papallo, Patricia
Michael Wolosko
B: 1941-10-17
D: 2017-11-05
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Wolosko, Michael
June Vumback
B: 1945-05-10
D: 2017-11-05
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Vumback, June
Carol Davis
B: 1930-05-22
D: 2017-11-04
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Davis, Carol
Dale Combelic
B: 1949-09-07
D: 2017-10-31
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Combelic, Dale
Rita Brodeur
B: 1921-02-15
D: 2017-10-27
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Brodeur, Rita
Enid Learned
B: 1946-07-20
D: 2017-10-24
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Learned, Enid
Marie Theresa Toussaint
B: 1923-10-29
D: 2017-10-23
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Toussaint, Marie Theresa
Linda Gwara
B: 1948-04-17
D: 2017-10-22
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Gwara, Linda
George Dudley
B: 1939-05-02
D: 2017-10-19
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Dudley, George
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

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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.

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