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Joseph Bianco
B: 1931-03-12
D: 2017-06-25
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Bianco, Joseph
Joan Grimaldi
B: 1943-08-18
D: 2017-06-24
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Grimaldi, Joan
Adelina DelGiudice
B: 1937-08-22
D: 2017-06-18
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DelGiudice, Adelina
Georgia Markogianis
B: 1927-07-07
D: 2017-06-18
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Markogianis, Georgia
Joseph DeNicola
B: 1932-10-12
D: 2017-06-16
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DeNicola, Joseph
Angela Belli
B: 1930-09-03
D: 2017-06-12
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Belli, Angela
Caterina Barranca
B: 1937-05-01
D: 2017-06-05
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Barranca, Caterina
Carmine Velletri
B: 1921-04-03
D: 2017-05-30
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Velletri, Carmine
Mary Morale
B: 1917-02-23
D: 2017-05-29
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Morale, Mary
Louis Giuga
B: 1954-07-11
D: 2017-05-29
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Giuga, Louis
Geraldine Leonessa
B: 1924-07-10
D: 2017-05-28
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Leonessa, Geraldine
Ann Marie Cisternino
B: 1936-06-19
D: 2017-05-27
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Cisternino, Ann Marie
Rosalia Arena
B: 1932-04-01
D: 2017-05-26
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Arena, Rosalia
Giuseppe Gatto
B: 1934-10-07
D: 2017-05-26
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Gatto, Giuseppe
Antoinette Laboccetta
B: 1931-01-11
D: 2017-05-25
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Laboccetta, Antoinette
Linda D'Esposito
D: 2017-05-24
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D'Esposito, Linda
Peter Giannakouros
B: 1945-09-08
D: 2017-05-23
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Giannakouros, Peter
Lena Magno
B: 1921-10-29
D: 2017-05-21
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Magno, Lena
Miriam Maldonado
B: 1946-05-12
D: 2017-05-21
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Maldonado, Miriam
Marie Bruno
B: 1919-12-20
D: 2017-05-20
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Bruno, Marie
James Townsend
B: 1961-05-28
D: 2017-05-19
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Townsend, James

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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.