Obituaries

Claire Kirk
B: 1928-12-05
D: 2018-07-16
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Kirk, Claire
John Bellevue
B: 1934-06-21
D: 2018-07-12
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Bellevue, John
Irene Sewall
B: 1939-08-18
D: 2018-07-03
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Sewall, Irene
Patricia Doherty
B: 1944-02-18
D: 2018-07-01
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Doherty, Patricia
Marie Siedman
B: 1931-08-10
D: 2018-06-29
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Siedman, Marie
Albert Bartolomucci
B: 1923-01-04
D: 2018-06-26
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Bartolomucci, Albert
Rose Acquadro
B: 1923-04-29
D: 2018-06-24
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Acquadro, Rose
Robert Johnston
B: 1933-08-21
D: 2018-06-23
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Johnston, Robert
Philip Dushku
B: 1941-06-02
D: 2018-06-16
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Dushku, Philip
Susan Bemis
B: 1968-03-12
D: 2018-06-15
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Bemis, Susan
James Fullerton
B: 1927-12-05
D: 2018-06-15
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Fullerton, James
Catherine Leacu
B: 1921-10-01
D: 2018-06-14
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Leacu, Catherine
Mark Pettit
B: 1946-07-18
D: 2018-06-09
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Pettit, Mark
Nancy Conboy
B: 1930-06-25
D: 2018-06-03
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Conboy, Nancy
Mary Monaco
B: 1935-09-01
D: 2018-06-03
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Monaco, Mary
Mary Cronin
B: 1920-02-02
D: 2018-05-31
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Cronin, Mary
Anthony Godino
B: 1947-04-02
D: 2018-05-30
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Godino, Anthony
Robert Barry
B: 1939-10-17
D: 2018-05-18
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Barry, Robert
Patricia Keating
D: 2018-05-17
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Keating, Patricia
Martin Kennedy
B: 1944-03-08
D: 2018-05-17
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Kennedy, Martin
Joseph Killilea
B: 1932-02-22
D: 2018-05-17
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Killilea, Joseph

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Rose Acquadro
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Rose Acquadro (Quagliati)
1923 -
2018

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.