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Joan Moutafis
B: 1936-08-27
D: 2018-02-12
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Moutafis, Joan
Diane Botana
B: 1926-09-04
D: 2018-02-11
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Botana, Diane
Kiriaki Patoulidou
D: 2018-02-04
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Patoulidou, Kiriaki
Peter Therios
D: 2018-02-01
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Therios, Peter
Christine DiFilippo
D: 2018-01-31
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DiFilippo, Christine
Donna Alexson
D: 2018-01-28
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Alexson, Donna
James Faggas
D: 2018-01-27
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Faggas, James
Dani Jaber
D: 2018-01-23
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Jaber, Dani
Tina Kostaras
D: 2018-01-18
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Kostaras, Tina
Katherine Barounis
D: 2018-01-18
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Barounis, Katherine
Elizabeth Sahatjian
B: 1930-02-26
D: 2018-01-13
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Sahatjian, Elizabeth
Brendon Binneman
B: 1971-03-16
D: 2018-01-10
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Binneman, Brendon
Ekaterini Logakis
D: 2018-01-09
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Logakis, Ekaterini
Aphrodite Darris
D: 2018-01-06
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Darris, Aphrodite
Enrique Pabon
D: 2018-01-02
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Pabon, Enrique
Magda Yaneff
B: 1927-02-15
D: 2017-12-29
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Yaneff, Magda
Lisa O'Connell
D: 2017-12-28
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O'Connell, Lisa
Georgia Kraft
D: 2017-12-28
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Kraft, Georgia
John Spiliotis
D: 2017-12-26
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Spiliotis, John
Bessie Panos
B: 1919-03-15
D: 2017-12-23
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Panos, Bessie
Carol Marenghi Frost
B: 1929-10-01
D: 2017-12-22
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Marenghi Frost, Carol

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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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