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Alba Simon
B: 1926-08-12
D: 2018-05-11
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Simon, Alba
William Donnelly
B: 1930-09-01
D: 2018-05-08
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Donnelly, William
John deVecchis
B: 1937-12-14
D: 2018-05-08
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deVecchis, John
Alma Heiler
B: 1960-03-03
D: 2018-05-08
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Heiler, Alma
Mary Sartorio
B: 1921-04-08
D: 2018-05-04
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Sartorio, Mary
Beverly DeLello
B: 1951-12-07
D: 2018-05-01
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DeLello, Beverly
John Gifford
B: 1966-12-11
D: 2018-04-30
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Gifford, John
Eusebia Hernandez
B: 1928-12-15
D: 2018-04-30
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Hernandez, Eusebia
Donna Ashby
B: 1959-03-09
D: 2018-04-30
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Ashby, Donna
Concetta Troisi
B: 1930-01-05
D: 2018-04-24
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Troisi, Concetta
John Jenkins
B: 1929-07-23
D: 2018-04-24
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Jenkins, John
Christopher Masarone
B: 1989-04-05
D: 2018-04-23
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Masarone, Christopher
Frank O'Brien
B: 1947-03-26
D: 2018-04-22
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O'Brien, Frank
Margaret Brandine
B: 1930-08-20
D: 2018-04-21
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Brandine, Margaret
Everett Turner
B: 1968-09-24
D: 2018-04-19
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Turner, Everett
Kathleen Sharp
B: 1937-05-28
D: 2018-04-19
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Sharp, Kathleen
Nancy Mullins
B: 1945-02-15
D: 2018-04-19
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Mullins, Nancy
Joel Oliva
B: 1933-01-20
D: 2018-04-17
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Oliva, Joel
Florencio Magnaye
B: 1940-11-08
D: 2018-04-16
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Magnaye, Florencio
Albert Bendig
B: 1935-01-22
D: 2018-04-16
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Bendig, Albert
Jeffrey Steele
B: 1980-06-11
D: 2018-04-15
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Steele, Jeffrey

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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.

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.