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Ann Marie Lauten
B: 1943-09-20
D: 2019-01-17
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Lauten, Ann Marie
Nicholas Sarullo
B: 1979-09-26
D: 2019-01-16
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Sarullo, Nicholas
Ulda Degati
B: 1928-12-02
D: 2019-01-15
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Degati, Ulda
Eileen Meyer
B: 1925-10-10
D: 2019-01-15
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Meyer, Eileen
Margaret Smith
B: 1924-02-29
D: 2019-01-14
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Smith, Margaret
Nicholas Del Vecchio
B: 1924-03-12
D: 2019-01-13
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Del Vecchio, Nicholas
Catherine Horan
B: 1927-08-13
D: 2019-01-11
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Horan, Catherine
Henry Phelps
B: 1932-05-09
D: 2019-01-10
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Phelps, Henry
Rachel Ann Villani
B: 1941-12-07
D: 2019-01-09
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Villani, Rachel Ann
Karen Myskosky
B: 1951-05-20
D: 2019-01-07
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Myskosky, Karen
Loretta Szaro
B: 1938-09-10
D: 2019-01-06
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Szaro, Loretta
Vojkan Zlatkov
B: 1976-09-26
D: 2019-01-06
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Zlatkov, Vojkan
Sandra Ann Menkin
B: 1943-10-22
D: 2019-01-05
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Menkin , Sandra Ann
Glenn Vitiello
B: 1957-07-15
D: 2019-01-05
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Vitiello, Glenn
Irene Rose Brizak
B: 1966-05-27
D: 2019-01-05
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Brizak, Irene Rose
Sandra Daubert
B: 1937-04-14
D: 2019-01-04
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Daubert, Sandra
Darlene McNelly
B: 1944-11-22
D: 2019-01-04
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McNelly, Darlene
Claude R. Harrison
B: 1935-02-01
D: 2019-01-04
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Harrison, Claude R.
Arthur Stasio
B: 1924-11-23
D: 2019-01-03
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Stasio, Arthur
Patricia Keenan
B: 1936-02-06
D: 2019-01-03
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Keenan, Patricia
Stanley Strokis
B: 1930-07-19
D: 2019-01-03
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Strokis, Stanley

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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.