Obituaries

Robin King-Pessotti
B: 1961-09-24
D: 2017-02-24
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King-Pessotti, Robin
Helen Valente
B: 1928-05-12
D: 2017-02-21
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Valente, Helen
Jean O'Quinn
B: 1927-12-31
D: 2017-02-20
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O'Quinn, Jean
Anita Cioffi
B: 1908-09-10
D: 2017-02-17
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Cioffi, Anita
Elizabeth Rogers
B: 1961-08-25
D: 2017-02-17
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Rogers, Elizabeth
Vincent Natale
B: 1969-08-08
D: 2017-02-17
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Natale, Vincent
Sarah Guy
B: 1944-12-09
D: 2017-02-15
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Guy, Sarah
Antonio Caniglia
B: 1931-06-15
D: 2017-02-12
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Caniglia, Antonio
Joseph Annese
B: 1924-06-10
D: 2017-02-10
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Annese, Joseph
Thomas Lividoti
B: 1942-04-01
D: 2017-02-06
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Lividoti, Thomas
Mary Murphy
B: 1916-07-30
D: 2017-02-06
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Murphy, Mary
Gail Cutulle
B: 1943-07-06
D: 2017-02-04
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Cutulle, Gail
Oreste Dezzi
B: 1942-06-17
D: 2017-02-04
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Dezzi, Oreste
Roberta Macdonald
B: 1914-03-03
D: 2017-02-03
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Macdonald, Roberta
Thomas Mitchell
B: 1940-04-19
D: 2017-01-28
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Mitchell, Thomas
Peter Connolly
B: 1930-01-28
D: 2017-01-26
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Connolly, Peter
Robert Capasso
B: 1947-05-28
D: 2017-01-25
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Capasso, Robert
Courtney Jones
B: 1991-06-24
D: 2017-01-22
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Jones, Courtney
Eddie Marcano
D: 2017-01-22
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Marcano, Eddie
Joseph Rusci
B: 1923-04-29
D: 2017-01-21
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Rusci, Joseph
Edna Ferguson
B: 1924-03-11
D: 2017-01-20
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Ferguson, Edna

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  • Sharing in your sorrow, thinking of you and wishing I could be there
  • to hold your hand.
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  • 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.
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