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Sally Mason
B: 1940-05-24
D: 2018-02-21
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Mason, Sally
Kathleen Kandrach
B: 1950-04-27
D: 2018-02-21
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Kandrach, Kathleen
Anthony Cancilla
B: 1935-06-28
D: 2018-02-18
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Cancilla, Anthony
Nancy Carroll
B: 1933-11-06
D: 2018-02-16
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Carroll, Nancy
Robert Stevens
B: 1938-09-04
D: 2018-02-16
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Stevens, Robert
Henry Kirchner
B: 1942-03-25
D: 2018-02-13
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Kirchner, Henry
Paul Belouin
B: 1940-01-15
D: 2018-02-09
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Belouin, Paul
Marilyn Pettit
B: 1940-05-16
D: 2018-02-06
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Pettit, Marilyn
Catherine Howson
B: 1928-03-10
D: 2018-02-05
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Howson, Catherine
Lucille Carmody
B: 1925-11-29
D: 2018-02-03
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Carmody, Lucille
Peter Skafidas
B: 1930-06-14
D: 2018-02-01
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Skafidas, Peter
Julian Kycia
D: 2018-01-31
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Kycia, Julian
Richard Russo
B: 1947-01-11
D: 2018-01-30
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Russo, Richard
Everett Fletcher
B: 1926-08-08
D: 2018-01-30
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Fletcher, Everett
Laura Monterosso
B: 1923-12-01
D: 2018-01-30
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Monterosso, Laura
Barbara Kemp
B: 1938-08-24
D: 2018-01-28
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Kemp, Barbara
Gerard Conway
B: 1932-05-15
D: 2018-01-27
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Conway, Gerard
William Pizzuto
B: 1932-10-01
D: 2018-01-25
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Pizzuto, William
William Lake
B: 1963-05-04
D: 2018-01-24
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Lake, William
Joseph Rossin
B: 1929-10-01
D: 2018-01-22
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Rossin, Joseph
Deborah Phillips
B: 1956-05-22
D: 2018-01-21
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Phillips, Deborah

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Tips on Writing a Message of Condolence

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.