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Ponnudurai Thambirajah
B: 1932-01-05
D: 2020-09-18
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Thambirajah, Ponnudurai
Cynthia Charbonneau
B: 1949-10-29
D: 2020-09-14
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Charbonneau, Cynthia
Constance Luffey
B: 1935-05-29
D: 2020-09-12
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Luffey, Constance
Helen James
B: 1931-10-02
D: 2020-09-08
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James, Helen
Rose Waz
B: 1926-02-07
D: 2020-09-07
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Waz, Rose
Muriel Baylin Hyman
B: 1922-06-21
D: 2020-08-31
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Baylin Hyman, Muriel
Cynthia Ford
D: 2020-08-29
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Ford, Cynthia
Phyllis Sochin
B: 1929-07-29
D: 2020-08-28
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Sochin, Phyllis
Felicita Neris
D: 2020-08-25
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Neris, Felicita
Christine Carter-Neill
B: 1960-01-17
D: 2020-08-22
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Carter-Neill, Christine
Pamela Bacha
B: 1959-09-20
D: 2020-08-19
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Bacha, Pamela
Anne Rogers
D: 2020-08-19
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Rogers, Anne
Sammy Ortiz
B: 1995-11-20
D: 2020-08-19
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Ortiz, Sammy
Santino Sperlazza
B: 1925-09-19
D: 2020-08-17
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Sperlazza, Santino
David Ferguson
B: 1993-07-08
D: 2020-08-17
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Ferguson, David
Mary Kinstler
B: 1932-06-22
D: 2020-08-14
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Kinstler, Mary
Margaret DiPersio
B: 1934-05-23
D: 2020-08-14
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DiPersio, Margaret
Benny Trella
B: 1927-01-17
D: 2020-08-13
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Trella, Benny
Richard Boudreau
B: 1953-08-15
D: 2020-08-13
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Boudreau, Richard
Marion Baxter
B: 1933-09-23
D: 2020-08-12
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Baxter, Marion
Richard Bartholomew
B: 1924-08-28
D: 2020-08-11
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Bartholomew, Richard

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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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