Obituaries

Karen Emslie
B: 1950-10-21
D: 2018-02-20
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Emslie, Karen
Lucy Leggio
B: 1922-12-12
D: 2018-02-19
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Leggio, Lucy
Ann Lomangino
B: 1926-04-12
D: 2018-02-19
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Lomangino, Ann
Selma Metz
B: 1930-10-19
D: 2018-02-16
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Metz, Selma
Viktor Svorinic
B: 1940-03-23
D: 2018-02-15
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Svorinic, Viktor
Mildred Hembling
B: 1933-04-22
D: 2018-02-15
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Hembling, Mildred
Geraldine DeLuca
B: 1938-09-08
D: 2018-02-12
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DeLuca, Geraldine
Joseph Murphy
B: 1931-12-01
D: 2018-02-12
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Murphy, Joseph
Martha Burns
B: 1930-09-16
D: 2018-02-11
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Burns, Martha
George Heider
B: 1929-12-09
D: 2018-02-11
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Heider, George
Gerald Baum
B: 1940-02-04
D: 2018-02-11
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Baum, Gerald
Frederick Miller
B: 1943-05-19
D: 2018-02-10
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Miller, Frederick
Christine DeName
B: 1923-06-03
D: 2018-02-10
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DeName, Christine
Ellen Chan
B: 1930-09-04
D: 2018-02-10
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Chan, Ellen
Carmine LoManto
B: 1936-02-27
D: 2018-02-09
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LoManto, Carmine
Kenneth Bjornstad
B: 1938-02-15
D: 2018-02-06
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Bjornstad, Kenneth
Dolores McCallion
B: 1936-04-21
D: 2018-02-04
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McCallion, Dolores
Eleanor Haller
B: 1931-06-11
D: 2018-02-04
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Haller, Eleanor
Marian Besignano
B: 1937-10-11
D: 2018-02-03
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Besignano, Marian
Rose Piazza
B: 1926-05-18
D: 2018-02-01
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Piazza, Rose
Michael Onuska
B: 1943-11-17
D: 2018-01-31
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Onuska, Michael

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Michael Onuska
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Michael Joseph Onuska Jr.
1943 - 2018
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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.