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Edward McElroy
B: 1945-03-24
D: 2021-06-16
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McElroy, Edward
Philip Anastasi
B: 1942-12-30
D: 2021-06-08
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Anastasi, Philip
Anthony Castore
B: 1978-05-07
D: 2021-06-08
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Castore, Anthony
Frances Kalsky
B: 1931-07-31
D: 2021-06-06
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Kalsky, Frances
Vincenza Rotondi
B: 1925-08-18
D: 2021-06-02
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Rotondi, Vincenza
Salvatore Garbato
B: 1934-10-28
D: 2021-06-02
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Garbato, Salvatore
Nicholas Schepis
B: 1930-07-12
D: 2021-05-30
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Schepis, Nicholas
Salvatore Fazzolari
B: 1965-09-15
D: 2021-05-30
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Fazzolari, Salvatore
Helen Esposito
B: 1931-12-12
D: 2021-05-30
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Esposito, Helen
Demosthene Martinenko
B: 1935-05-31
D: 2021-05-26
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Martinenko, Demosthene
Giuseppe Pernice
B: 1929-12-13
D: 2021-05-23
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Pernice, Giuseppe
Charles Taverna
B: 1950-10-10
D: 2021-05-22
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Taverna, Charles
Dr. Harvey Schlossberg
B: 1936-01-27
D: 2021-05-21
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Schlossberg, Dr. Harvey
Fortunata Maurro
B: 1921-03-16
D: 2021-05-20
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Maurro, Fortunata
Dominick Ventre
B: 1932-08-08
D: 2021-05-17
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Ventre, Dominick
Tina Porcello
B: 1940-10-30
D: 2021-05-16
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Porcello, Tina
Richard Malito
B: 1935-06-20
D: 2021-05-15
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Malito, Richard
Jeffrey Piccolomini
B: 1959-12-21
D: 2021-05-15
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Piccolomini, Jeffrey
Alfonso Lombardo
B: 1942-12-23
D: 2021-05-12
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Lombardo, Alfonso
Joan Hussey
B: 1937-07-17
D: 2021-05-12
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Hussey, Joan
James Russo
B: 1939-12-11
D: 2021-05-12
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Russo, 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.