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Katiana Rosario
B: 1984-04-17
D: 2018-12-04
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Rosario, Katiana
Vicente Rodriguez
B: 1953-01-22
D: 2018-12-03
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Rodriguez, Vicente
Julia Sostre
B: 1950-02-12
D: 2018-12-03
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Sostre, Julia
Richard Jusino
B: 1972-04-27
D: 2018-12-02
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Jusino, Richard
Luis Jusino
B: 1951-01-23
D: 2018-12-02
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Jusino, Luis
Antonio Fuentes
B: 1925-12-25
D: 2018-12-02
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Fuentes, Antonio
Fernando Cruz Lozada
B: 1951-04-23
D: 2018-11-27
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Cruz Lozada, Fernando
Barbara Almodovar
B: 1972-12-14
D: 2018-11-23
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Almodovar, Barbara
Carmen Santiago
B: 1960-04-19
D: 2018-11-21
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Santiago, Carmen
Silquia Rodriguez
D: 2018-11-19
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Rodriguez, Silquia
Alejandro Carrasquillo
B: 1933-02-11
D: 2018-11-16
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Carrasquillo, Alejandro
Evangelize Rodriguez
B: 2011-10-28
D: 2018-11-16
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Rodriguez, Evangelize
Juan Enriquez
B: 1958-08-19
D: 2018-11-14
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Enriquez, Juan
Aida Hernandez
B: 1992-02-01
D: 2018-11-13
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Hernandez, Aida
Eugenio Robles Cruz
B: 1934-08-15
D: 2018-11-07
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Robles Cruz, Eugenio
Maria Rodriguez
B: 1974-04-06
D: 2018-11-05
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Rodriguez, Maria
Eugenio Medina Santiago
B: 1944-09-03
D: 2018-11-01
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Medina Santiago, Eugenio
Juan Delgado
B: 1960-09-24
D: 2018-11-01
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Delgado, Juan
William Ramos
B: 1990-11-29
D: 2018-11-01
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Ramos, William
Maritza Sostre
B: 1967-07-15
D: 2018-10-29
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Sostre, Maritza
Pedro Martinez-Rivera
B: 1942-10-10
D: 2018-10-26
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Martinez-Rivera, Pedro

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730 State Street
Springfield, MA 01109-4110
Phone: 413-732-3253
Fax: 413-732-1032
Tomasa Vega Martinez
In Memory of
Tomasa
Vega Martinez
1931 -
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.