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Lauren Rainone
B: 1965-07-08
D: 2018-07-18
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Rainone, Lauren
Chief Michael Cleary,
B: 1951-12-14
D: 2018-07-14
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Cleary,, Chief Michael
Daniel Garofalo
B: 2002-06-13
D: 2018-07-12
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Garofalo, Daniel
William Bedford
B: 1948-07-06
D: 2018-07-12
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Bedford, William
Elizabeth Seylaz
B: 1919-06-30
D: 2018-07-11
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Seylaz, Elizabeth
Thomas Hudson
B: 1934-10-10
D: 2018-07-11
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Hudson, Thomas
Gina Salamon
B: 1928-02-07
D: 2018-07-09
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Salamon, Gina
Nettie Sherby
B: 1926-10-18
D: 2018-07-07
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Sherby, Nettie
Jacqueline Kleinbeck
B: 1931-08-22
D: 2018-07-05
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Kleinbeck , Jacqueline
Carrie Platten
B: 1977-07-20
D: 2018-07-05
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Platten, Carrie
Edward Kobilis
B: 1998-06-01
D: 2018-07-04
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Kobilis, Edward
Jessica Montes
B: 1989-08-24
D: 2018-07-04
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Montes, Jessica
Stephen Beckner
B: 1946-06-22
D: 2018-07-01
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Beckner, Stephen
Dorothy Munz
B: 1926-12-03
D: 2018-06-30
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Munz, Dorothy
Nicholas Gallicchio
B: 1943-06-01
D: 2018-06-30
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Gallicchio, Nicholas
Steven Zarra
B: 1955-04-29
D: 2018-06-30
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Zarra, Steven
Pasquale Cavicchio
B: 1938-10-08
D: 2018-06-29
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Cavicchio, Pasquale
Anne Butman
B: 1966-09-25
D: 2018-06-28
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Butman, Anne
William Reedy
B: 1943-12-25
D: 2018-06-28
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Reedy, William
Namphong Nguyen
B: 1938-06-10
D: 2018-06-27
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Nguyen, Namphong
Ruth Cwiakala
B: 1946-09-04
D: 2018-06-27
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Cwiakala, Ruth

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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.