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Joan Capobianco
B: 1934-03-09
D: 2017-09-25
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Capobianco, Joan
Barbara Crane
B: 1926-11-30
D: 2017-09-25
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Crane, Barbara
Ernest Pochini
B: 1937-03-21
D: 2017-09-24
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Pochini, Ernest
Mario Leon
B: 1933-06-28
D: 2017-09-24
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Leon, Mario
Marilyn Felice
B: 1956-05-22
D: 2017-09-22
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Felice, Marilyn
Shannon Capriulo
B: 1970-04-01
D: 2017-09-17
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Capriulo, Shannon
Albert Jean-Pierre
B: 1924-08-02
D: 2017-09-17
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Jean-Pierre, Albert
Domenico Pazzia
B: 1944-07-02
D: 2017-09-11
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Pazzia, Domenico
Larry Malone
B: 1937-01-21
D: 2017-09-09
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Malone, Larry
Coreen Johnson
B: 1977-08-06
D: 2017-09-06
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Johnson, Coreen
Nicholas Guarino
B: 1929-06-09
D: 2017-09-04
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Guarino, Nicholas
Kaitlyn Agostino
B: 1986-05-19
D: 2017-08-23
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Agostino, Kaitlyn
Barbara Richan
B: 1930-02-04
D: 2017-08-22
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Richan, Barbara
Carleton Robbins
B: 1948-07-29
D: 2017-08-22
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Robbins, Carleton
Pasquale Spera
B: 1921-03-27
D: 2017-08-21
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Spera, Pasquale
Grace Canniff
B: 1929-04-15
D: 2017-08-17
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Canniff, Grace
Arthur Lee
B: 1942-08-31
D: 2017-08-08
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Lee, Arthur
Robert Zaino
B: 1956-05-26
D: 2017-08-03
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Zaino, Robert
Rose Fallon
B: 1930-04-17
D: 2017-08-02
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Fallon, Rose
Rose Reggio
B: 1925-09-21
D: 2017-08-01
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Reggio, Rose
Frederick Carlino
B: 1935-12-14
D: 2017-08-01
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Carlino, Frederick

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1145 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02476
Phone: 781-643-5610
Fax: 781-305-8334
Josephine Tucci
In Memory of
Josephine F. Tucci (Fraschia)
1924 -
2017

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.