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Justin Parker
B: 1983-01-09
D: 2018-05-20
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Parker, Justin
Felecia Ervin
B: 1972-07-16
D: 2018-05-10
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Ervin, Felecia
Juan Santana Rincon
B: 1966-12-03
D: 2018-05-06
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Santana Rincon, Juan
Elena Colon
B: 1943-05-22
D: 2018-04-29
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Colon, Elena
Bunvenido Surita
B: 1966-03-24
D: 2018-04-28
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Surita , Bunvenido
Helen Hill
B: 1925-01-23
D: 2018-04-26
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Hill, Helen
DOMITILA INES GARNELO SIMON
B: 1947-04-12
D: 2018-04-24
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GARNELO SIMON, DOMITILA INES
Deaconess Lizzie Washington
B: 1915-07-27
D: 2018-04-21
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Washington, Deaconess Lizzie
Debra Johansky
B: 1955-03-15
D: 2018-04-05
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Johansky, Debra
EMANUEL CRUZ
B: 1976-06-06
D: 2018-04-05
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CRUZ, EMANUEL
Beverly Dupree
B: 1948-09-23
D: 2018-03-30
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Dupree, Beverly
Pinkye Bryant
B: 1936-05-07
D: 2018-03-26
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Bryant, Pinkye
Suresh Ghodiwala
B: 1956-08-27
D: 2018-03-22
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Ghodiwala, Suresh
Nilima Rana
B: 1970-09-07
D: 2018-03-14
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Rana, Nilima
Samuel Marte
B: 1996-02-23
D: 2018-03-07
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Marte, Samuel
Sureshchandra Rana
B: 1945-08-22
D: 2018-03-01
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Rana, Sureshchandra
James Smalley
B: 1943-05-30
D: 2018-02-20
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Smalley, James
Sylvia Olivier
B: 1933-10-20
D: 2018-02-19
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Olivier, Sylvia
Pushpaben Gandhi
B: 1942-06-01
D: 2018-02-18
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Gandhi, Pushpaben
Benito Hernandez
B: 1979-02-11
D: 2018-02-13
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Hernandez, Benito
Rudolph Walker
B: 1961-10-20
D: 2018-02-08
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Walker, Rudolph

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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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