Obituaries

Richard Acerra
B: 1923-12-16
D: 2018-09-16
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Acerra, Richard
William Saunders
B: 1946-11-05
D: 2018-09-12
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Saunders, William
Jing Pan
B: 1959-03-28
D: 2018-09-07
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Pan, Jing
John Ogles
B: 1948-07-03
D: 2018-08-27
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Ogles, John
Helen Miseo
B: 1926-10-15
D: 2018-08-23
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Miseo, Helen
Mary Clasby
B: 1927-12-11
D: 2018-08-18
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Clasby, Mary
Eva Dwyer
B: 1927-10-23
D: 2018-08-16
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Dwyer, Eva
Robert Innis
D: 2018-08-12
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Innis, Robert
Robert Fogerty
B: 1940-05-24
D: 2018-08-11
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Fogerty, Robert
Marguerite Wyman
B: 1920-01-16
D: 2018-08-11
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Wyman, Marguerite
Dorothy Lyons
D: 2018-08-09
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Lyons, Dorothy
Kathleen Sperrazza
B: 1953-08-17
D: 2018-08-07
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Sperrazza, Kathleen
Allen Schofield
B: 1958-06-25
D: 2018-07-30
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Schofield, Allen
Thomas Concannon
B: 1939-11-10
D: 2018-07-28
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Concannon, Thomas
Irene Coakley
B: 1928-05-20
D: 2018-07-28
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Coakley, Irene
Paul Carten
B: 1969-09-17
D: 2018-07-27
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Carten, Paul
Jerry Robertson
B: 1941-04-18
D: 2018-07-23
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Robertson, Jerry
Alla O'Brien
B: 1923-04-23
D: 2018-07-23
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O'Brien, Alla
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

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Rose Acquadro
In Memory of
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.