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Patricia Rees
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D: 2020-07-11
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D: 2020-07-05
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Mary Stanton
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D: 2020-06-29
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Jack Chatterton
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Charles Connor
B: 1925-10-14
D: 2020-06-16
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Imogene Schmidt
B: 1929-01-04
D: 2020-06-09
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Arch Krest
B: 1947-09-26
D: 2020-06-07
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Judith Congdon
B: 1944-11-29
D: 2020-05-28
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B: 1928-04-16
D: 2020-05-24
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Michael Walters
B: 1958-05-17
D: 2020-05-21
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Ruth Miller
B: 1922-01-18
D: 2020-05-16
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M. Jones
B: 1942-01-10
D: 2020-05-13
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Roy Englert
B: 1930-02-19
D: 2020-05-12
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Kenneth Mobley
B: 1942-07-29
D: 2020-05-10
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Mobley, Kenneth
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D: 2020-05-06
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Michael Rose
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D: 2020-05-05
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Honorable John Regan
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Elizabeth Vahue
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D: 2020-04-19
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B: 1955-02-21
D: 2020-04-13
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B: 1921-01-19
D: 2020-04-10
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350 Genesee Street
AVON, NY 14414
Phone: 585-226-2340
Fax: 585-226-3484
Constance McEvoy
In Memory of
Constance "Connie"
McEvoy
1929 -
2018

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.