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Donna Piciocchi
B: 1967-05-26
D: 2021-02-22
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Piciocchi, Donna
Frank Ficalora
B: 1958-07-07
D: 2021-02-19
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Ficalora, Frank
Maria Ortiz
B: 1940-10-27
D: 2021-02-15
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Ortiz, Maria
Rosemary Gioia
B: 1943-01-13
D: 2021-02-13
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Gioia, Rosemary
Vincenzo Bellisario
B: 1935-12-08
D: 2021-02-12
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Bellisario, Vincenzo
Stephen Ruggiero
B: 1947-12-17
D: 2021-02-11
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Ruggiero, Stephen
Regina Champa
B: 1926-11-24
D: 2021-02-11
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Champa, Regina
Giovanna Rizzi
B: 1937-10-19
D: 2021-02-09
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Rizzi, Giovanna
Fernando Falchetti
B: 1933-12-15
D: 2021-02-08
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Falchetti, Fernando
John Gillen
B: 1945-05-03
D: 2021-02-05
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Gillen, John
Vincenza Lanza
B: 1921-01-19
D: 2021-02-01
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Lanza, Vincenza
Andrea Prestia
B: 1941-04-23
D: 2021-01-31
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Prestia, Andrea
Natale Gambino
D: 2021-01-27
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Gambino, Natale
Grace Elefante
B: 1925-11-15
D: 2021-01-26
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Elefante, Grace
Mary Belsito
B: 1930-12-24
D: 2021-01-26
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Belsito, Mary
Robert Serra
B: 1949-02-16
D: 2021-01-25
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Serra, Robert
Caspar Guida
B: 1932-02-06
D: 2021-01-24
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Guida, Caspar
Deirdra Guzzardo
B: 1947-04-30
D: 2021-01-24
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Guzzardo, Deirdra
Angelo Gulino
B: 1929-08-06
D: 2021-01-23
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Gulino, Angelo
Phyllis Doria
B: 1937-11-13
D: 2021-01-23
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Doria, Phyllis
Salvatore Barone
B: 1927-12-14
D: 2021-01-23
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Barone, Salvatore

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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.

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.

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