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Phyllis Wheeler
B: 1932-12-08
D: 2017-08-18
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Wheeler, Phyllis
Connie Bishop
B: 1924-04-15
D: 2017-08-16
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Bishop, Connie
Edward Seduski
B: 1941-09-16
D: 2017-08-15
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Seduski, Edward
Ronald Lindemann
B: 1947-11-24
D: 2017-08-14
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Lindemann, Ronald
Ardyth Gardiner
B: 1950-12-12
D: 2017-08-10
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Gardiner, Ardyth
Robert Hamilton
B: 1930-05-22
D: 2017-08-10
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Hamilton, Robert
Rita Canfield
B: 1930-05-08
D: 2017-08-08
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Canfield, Rita
Helen Bellinghausen
B: 1919-11-15
D: 2017-08-08
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Bellinghausen, Helen
Daniel Patregnani
B: 1927-05-05
D: 2017-08-03
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Patregnani, Daniel
Celeste Bullis
B: 1947-12-14
D: 2017-07-24
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Bullis, Celeste
Laurie Holmwood
B: 1966-11-06
D: 2017-07-21
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Holmwood, Laurie
Eileen Blazejeski
B: 1931-03-21
D: 2017-07-15
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Blazejeski, Eileen
June Haines
B: 1934-05-27
D: 2017-07-14
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Haines, June
Steven Rice
B: 1945-07-23
D: 2017-07-11
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Rice, Steven
John Petta
B: 1932-01-05
D: 2017-07-08
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Petta, John
C. James Gimmelli
B: 1948-03-16
D: 2017-07-06
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Gimmelli, C. James
Alice Hickcox
B: 1928-08-19
D: 2017-06-26
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Hickcox, Alice
Robert Reiff
B: 1981-07-03
D: 2017-06-25
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Reiff, Robert
Donald Taylor
B: 1928-06-24
D: 2017-06-20
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Taylor, Donald
Dolores Cuomo
B: 1932-02-06
D: 2017-06-19
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Cuomo, Dolores
Harold Walton
B: 1928-07-27
D: 2017-06-16
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Walton, Harold

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Julius Camprone
1933 - 2017
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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.