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Celeste Altieri
B: 1923-05-12
D: 2018-06-17
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Altieri, Celeste
Jerry Russello
B: 1963-01-11
D: 2018-06-15
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Russello, Jerry
Barbara Sodlosky
B: 1934-05-10
D: 2018-06-14
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Sodlosky, Barbara
Jasmine Turpin
B: 1995-12-28
D: 2018-06-13
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Turpin, Jasmine
Craig Hemming
B: 1950-10-12
D: 2018-06-12
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Hemming, Craig
Elizabeth Rioux
B: 1926-09-16
D: 2018-06-10
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Rioux, Elizabeth
Mary Jane Nastri
B: 1933-05-09
D: 2018-06-10
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Nastri, Mary Jane
John Krzeminski
B: 1941-07-21
D: 2018-06-08
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Krzeminski, John
Mario Argentino
B: 1938-01-02
D: 2018-06-07
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Argentino, Mario
Stephany Avren
B: 1936-01-30
D: 2018-06-03
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Avren, Stephany
Gladys Lupo
B: 1933-07-22
D: 2018-05-30
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Lupo, Gladys
Nazzarene Belbusti
B: 1954-01-12
D: 2018-05-29
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Belbusti, Nazzarene
Robert Weber
B: 1928-12-16
D: 2018-05-27
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Weber, Robert
Joseph Conlon
B: 1937-05-19
D: 2018-05-21
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Conlon, Joseph
Joseph Morrissey
B: 1945-04-20
D: 2018-05-21
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Morrissey, Joseph
Mary Grestini
B: 1917-05-22
D: 2018-05-18
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Grestini, Mary
Gloria Casa
B: 1933-08-16
D: 2018-05-16
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Casa, Gloria
Annette Fritz
B: 1925-04-28
D: 2018-05-13
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Fritz, Annette
Magdalen King
B: 1941-04-17
D: 2018-05-12
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King, Magdalen
Lorraine Liebel
B: 1937-03-03
D: 2018-05-09
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Liebel, Lorraine
Frank Pergolotti
B: 1937-12-13
D: 2018-05-06
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Pergolotti, Frank

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  • to hold your hand.
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  • Hold tight to memories for comfort.
  • Lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.
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  • Peace, prayers and blessings.
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