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LURLINE ALEXANDER
B: 1933-01-05
D: 2018-08-10
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ALEXANDER, LURLINE
MAVIS MCDONALD
B: 1934-06-24
D: 2018-08-07
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MCDONALD, MAVIS
JAHNI MILLER
B: 2000-09-28
D: 2018-07-27
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MILLER, JAHNI
LEBERT FAIRCLOUGH
B: 1935-02-14
D: 2018-06-30
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FAIRCLOUGH, LEBERT
GLADSTONE GRIFFITHS
B: 1948-04-24
D: 2018-06-29
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GRIFFITHS, GLADSTONE
ARTHNELL BUCKLEY
B: 1957-11-05
D: 2018-06-28
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BUCKLEY, ARTHNELL
GLORIA ROBINSON
B: 1927-09-07
D: 2018-06-26
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ROBINSON, GLORIA
GWENDOLYN GOLDING
B: 1931-02-20
D: 2018-06-25
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GOLDING, GWENDOLYN
MARCIA WELLINGTON
B: 1972-02-08
D: 2018-06-20
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WELLINGTON, MARCIA
JOAN SMITH-AUSTIN
B: 1958-10-26
D: 2018-06-11
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SMITH-AUSTIN, JOAN
BARBARA PHILLIPS
B: 1963-12-10
D: 2018-06-09
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PHILLIPS, BARBARA
Lorell Griffiths- Gillespie
B: 1939-06-24
D: 2018-05-19
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Griffiths- Gillespie, Lorell
Yvonne Gordon
B: 1964-11-20
D: 2018-05-18
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Gordon, Yvonne
Carl Pinnock
B: 1958-07-04
D: 2018-05-05
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Pinnock, Carl
Malcolm Greenlist
B: 1995-03-05
D: 2018-04-29
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Greenlist, Malcolm
Rupert Dixon
B: 1930-10-08
D: 2018-04-25
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Dixon, Rupert
Aliyah Rabsatt
B: 1999-05-16
D: 2018-04-23
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Rabsatt, Aliyah
Merlene Gallimore
B: 1962-06-13
D: 2018-04-18
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Gallimore, Merlene
Malik Grant
B: 2018-01-03
D: 2018-04-17
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Grant, Malik
William Gregg
B: 1924-09-30
D: 2018-04-17
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Gregg, William
Donna Palmer
B: 1952-08-18
D: 2018-04-13
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Palmer, Donna

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725 East Gun Hill Road
Bronx, NY 10467
Phone: (718) 231 - 8737
Fax: (718) 231 - 3169
Carl Barrett
In Memory of
Carl Anthony
Barrett
1968 -
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.