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Lt. Col. Joseph A. Derie
B: 1926-04-01
D: 2018-08-17
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Derie, Lt. Col. Joseph A.
Madeline F. (Terrasi) Higgins
B: 1935-08-01
D: 2018-08-15
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Higgins, Madeline F. (Terrasi)
Maurice Wilfred "Moe" Joyal
B: 1930-06-08
D: 2018-08-11
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Joyal, Maurice Wilfred "Moe"
Stephen Joseph "Bumpy" Paterson
B: 1945-08-08
D: 2018-08-04
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Paterson, Stephen Joseph "Bumpy"
Sheila A. (Dowen) Campbell
B: 1962-04-16
D: 2018-08-03
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Campbell, Sheila A. (Dowen)
Domenick Joseph Nania, Sr.
B: 1931-11-13
D: 2018-07-26
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Nania, Sr., Domenick Joseph
Richard J. Cunningham
B: 1990-01-24
D: 2018-07-24
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Cunningham, Richard J.
Rose Grace (Mini) Trioli
B: 1919-09-08
D: 2018-07-19
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Trioli, Rose Grace (Mini)
Gerald Francis (Jerry) Browne
B: 1934-09-27
D: 2018-07-16
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Browne, Gerald Francis (Jerry)
Rosemary C. Brown
B: 1929-06-16
D: 2018-07-16
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Brown, Rosemary C.
Janet Ellen Green
B: 1938-08-02
D: 2018-07-13
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Green, Janet Ellen
Elizabeth "Betty" (Stone) Mainolfi
B: 1933-12-18
D: 2018-07-11
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Mainolfi, Elizabeth "Betty" (Stone)
Mark Leonard
B: 1985-01-07
D: 2018-07-07
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Leonard, Mark
Edward T. Gallagher, Jr.
B: 1936-01-16
D: 2018-07-06
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Gallagher, Jr., Edward T.
George Lewis Boyden, Jr.
B: 1930-03-25
D: 2018-07-05
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Boyden, Jr., George Lewis
James J. Murphy, Jr.
B: 1938-12-22
D: 2018-07-05
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Murphy, Jr., James J.
James P. "Jim" Flaherty
B: 1958-06-24
D: 2018-07-03
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Flaherty, James P. "Jim"
Neal James Meakin
D: 2018-06-30
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Meakin, Neal James
Dr. Polly Geraldine Pathikulangara (a.k.a Paul G. Joseph) Joseph
B: 1960-12-10
D: 2018-06-23
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Joseph, Dr. Polly Geraldine Pathikulangara (a.k.a Paul G. Joseph)
Gertrude E. (Knowles) Lamie
B: 1939-11-18
D: 2018-06-22
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Lamie, Gertrude E. (Knowles)
Mark L. Gionet, Jr.
B: 1973-06-15
D: 2018-06-20
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Gionet, Jr., Mark L.

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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.
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  • 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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