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Ademar Berrios
B: 1965-09-08
D: 2019-08-21
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Berrios, Ademar
Mary Ann Reynolds
B: 1933-03-19
D: 2019-08-17
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Reynolds, Mary Ann
Martin Rabis
B: 1972-06-11
D: 2019-07-26
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Rabis, Martin
Guimont Carrier
B: 1945-12-27
D: 2019-07-13
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Carrier, Guimont
Marilyn Surprenant
B: 1930-07-06
D: 2019-07-07
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Surprenant, Marilyn
Noella Martel
B: 1932-12-23
D: 2019-07-03
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Martel, Noella
Cynthia Hawk
B: 1944-03-21
D: 2019-07-01
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Hawk, Cynthia
Wilfred Langevin
B: 1927-04-22
D: 2019-06-24
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Langevin, Wilfred
Jean Mack
B: 1947-01-17
D: 2019-06-09
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Mack, Jean
Kenneth Houle
B: 1951-08-24
D: 2019-06-06
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Houle, Kenneth
Linda Smythe
B: 1948-09-11
D: 2019-05-19
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Smythe, Linda
Michael Benard
B: 1952-08-16
D: 2019-05-17
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Benard, Michael
Claire Winslow
B: 1924-11-26
D: 2019-05-05
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Winslow, Claire
Leo Truncalli
B: 1932-06-05
D: 2019-05-04
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Truncalli, Leo
Richard Birch
B: 1970-12-22
D: 2019-04-17
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Birch, Richard
James Mele
B: 1948-06-08
D: 2019-04-10
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Mele, James
Myrtle Beals
B: 1921-11-19
D: 2019-04-07
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Beals, Myrtle
Martin Setter
B: 1935-02-27
D: 2019-04-02
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Setter, Martin
Caroline Battisto
B: 1944-08-27
D: 2019-03-29
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Battisto, Caroline
James Lasky
B: 1954-12-17
D: 2019-03-25
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Lasky, James
Jeannette Vallee
B: 1924-08-21
D: 2019-03-24
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Vallee, Jeannette

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25 Bellevue Ave
Bristol, CT 06010
Phone: (860) 582-8129
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Louise Balstad
In Memory of
Louise A.
Balstad (Clement)
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.