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Alexander Borodkin
B: 1933-10-20
D: 2018-09-16
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Borodkin, Alexander
Duane Burger
B: 1927-04-09
D: 2018-09-14
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Burger, Duane
Theresa Lafond
B: 1943-08-15
D: 2018-09-14
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Lafond, Theresa
Edith Villano
B: 1931-12-04
D: 2018-09-11
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Villano, Edith
Anthony Sanchez
B: 1929-01-31
D: 2018-09-09
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Sanchez, Anthony
Stanley Sobala
B: 1926-04-18
D: 2018-09-08
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Sobala, Stanley
Francis Carofano
B: 1942-03-11
D: 2018-09-07
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Carofano, Francis
Jesse Story
B: 2010-04-17
D: 2018-09-06
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Story, Jesse
Pasquale Tondalo
B: 1950-07-30
D: 2018-09-05
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Tondalo, Pasquale
Charlotte Kramer
B: 1941-06-23
D: 2018-09-04
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Kramer, Charlotte
Loretta Averill
B: 1930-09-11
D: 2018-09-03
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Averill, Loretta
Mary Larsen
B: 1934-08-10
D: 2018-09-02
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Larsen, Mary
Daisy Lovelace
B: 1946-02-17
D: 2018-09-02
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Lovelace, Daisy
Ryan Conroy
B: 1984-12-09
D: 2018-09-01
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Conroy, Ryan
Thomas Moeller
B: 1948-06-28
D: 2018-08-29
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Moeller, Thomas
Peter Apotrias
B: 1944-09-14
D: 2018-08-28
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Apotrias, Peter
Richard Tenney
B: 1935-03-04
D: 2018-08-25
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Tenney, Richard
Paula Hayes
B: 1966-05-21
D: 2018-08-24
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Hayes, Paula
Angelina Cofrancesco
B: 1925-03-09
D: 2018-08-24
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Cofrancesco, Angelina
Jessie DellaCamera
B: 1940-08-07
D: 2018-08-18
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DellaCamera, Jessie
Dolores Sacrider
B: 1941-02-27
D: 2018-08-17
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Sacrider, Dolores

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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.