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Frank Palazzo
B: 1978-12-20
D: 2019-02-14
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Palazzo, Frank
Giuseppina Barbaro
B: 1937-10-15
D: 2019-02-13
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Barbaro, Giuseppina
Corinne Farella
B: 1934-12-01
D: 2019-02-08
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Farella, Corinne
Theresa Balzano
B: 1937-03-24
D: 2019-02-07
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Balzano, Theresa
Katherine Castellano
B: 1963-03-07
D: 2019-02-06
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Castellano, Katherine
Edna Proto
B: 1929-06-19
D: 2019-02-05
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Proto, Edna
Caroline Mannarino
B: 1919-08-06
D: 2019-02-02
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Mannarino, Caroline
Robert Sorrentino
B: 1952-03-27
D: 2019-01-31
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Sorrentino, Robert
Robert Helbig
B: 1977-02-08
D: 2019-01-18
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Helbig, Robert
George Casillas
B: 1942-06-11
D: 2019-01-15
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Casillas, George
Salvatore Cuttitta
B: 1932-09-18
D: 2019-01-14
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Cuttitta, Salvatore
Frank Caruso
B: 1947-07-17
D: 2019-01-13
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Caruso, Frank
Salvatore Bommarito
B: 1938-04-09
D: 2019-01-11
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Bommarito, Salvatore
Anna Domingo
B: 1918-06-07
D: 2019-01-10
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Domingo, Anna
Louise Ferraioli
B: 1942-10-13
D: 2019-01-04
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Ferraioli, Louise
Mary Ann Jackson
B: 1942-11-17
D: 2018-12-31
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Jackson, Mary Ann
Mary Spence
B: 1927-10-09
D: 2018-12-28
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Spence, Mary
Giuseppe Buttaro
B: 1922-04-13
D: 2018-12-27
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Buttaro, Giuseppe
Joan Martinez
B: 1963-10-26
D: 2018-12-24
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Martinez, Joan
Antonio Tallini
B: 1927-10-31
D: 2018-12-19
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Tallini, Antonio
Richard Sgarlato, Esq.
B: 1945-11-18
D: 2018-12-18
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Sgarlato, Esq., Richard

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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.

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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.

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