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Donna Barry
B: 1949-10-02
D: 2017-04-16
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Barry, Donna
Fotini Tournas
B: 1939-03-26
D: 2017-04-12
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Tournas, Fotini
Theodora Dardonis
B: 1924-01-01
D: 2017-04-09
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Dardonis, Theodora
Ali Saadat
B: 1969-09-22
D: 2017-04-07
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Saadat, Ali
Athanasios Vulgaropulos
B: 1932-01-23
D: 2017-04-06
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Vulgaropulos, Athanasios
John Bougas
B: 1937-01-30
D: 2017-04-05
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Bougas, John
Peter Kyvelos
B: 1943-11-02
D: 2017-04-02
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Kyvelos, Peter
Mary Emanuel
B: 1922-08-03
D: 2017-03-31
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Emanuel, Mary
Jacqueline Schwartz
B: 1942-12-03
D: 2017-03-11
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Schwartz, Jacqueline
Xanthoula Kousidou
B: 1925-11-14
D: 2017-03-10
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Kousidou, Xanthoula
Joseph Singleton
B: 1984-07-18
D: 2017-03-06
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Singleton, Joseph
James Foster
B: 1936-02-24
D: 2017-02-27
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Foster, James
Kantiana Ladas
B: 1926-04-16
D: 2017-02-24
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Ladas, Kantiana
Theodore Kameridis
B: 1946-12-25
D: 2017-02-18
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Kameridis, Theodore
Plato Varonakis
B: 1926-10-15
D: 2017-02-17
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Varonakis , Plato
Robert Fisher
B: 1957-09-09
D: 2017-02-13
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Fisher, Robert
Panagiota Delegas
B: 1927-09-05
D: 2017-02-11
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Delegas, Panagiota
George Stavropoulos
B: 1975-05-11
D: 2017-02-06
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Stavropoulos, George
Evanggelia Chakalis
B: 1948-03-20
D: 2017-02-06
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Chakalis, Evanggelia
Donna Stathoulopoulos
B: 1947-04-07
D: 2017-02-03
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Stathoulopoulos, Donna
Argero Kazis
B: 1934-06-16
D: 2017-01-31
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Kazis, Argero

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551 Mt. Auburn Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Phone: 800-222-2586 or 617-923-0416
Fax: 617-926-7888
Jacqueline Schwartz
In Memory of
Jacqueline
Schwartz
1942 - 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.

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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.