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Hazel Mary Candib
B: 1937-05-19
D: 2017-08-21
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Candib, Hazel Mary
Richard Robinson
B: 1928-08-12
D: 2017-08-18
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Robinson, Richard
Mary Harwood
B: 1930-07-12
D: 2017-08-15
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Harwood, Mary
Tracey Gardner
B: 1966-10-14
D: 2017-08-15
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Gardner, Tracey
Paul Mooney
B: 1947-01-23
D: 2017-08-14
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Mooney, Paul
Barbara Crawford
B: 1932-03-23
D: 2017-08-10
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Crawford, Barbara
Nancy Estes
B: 1963-10-28
D: 2017-08-05
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Estes, Nancy
Deborah Crowchild
B: 1951-02-22
D: 2017-08-05
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Crowchild, Deborah
Jane Montgomery
B: 1952-02-15
D: 2017-07-31
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Montgomery, Jane
Edward Sweet
B: 1963-09-18
D: 2017-07-29
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Sweet, Edward
Joseph Restino
B: 1927-05-31
D: 2017-07-24
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Restino, Joseph
Marion Goodhue
B: 1930-03-19
D: 2017-07-22
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Goodhue, Marion
Arthur Paulin
B: 1935-09-18
D: 2017-07-19
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Paulin, Arthur
Shawn Aiken
B: 1976-02-28
D: 2017-07-19
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Aiken, Shawn
Garrett Zampini
B: 1997-03-04
D: 2017-07-17
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Zampini, Garrett
Douglas Shand
B: 1933-04-30
D: 2017-07-13
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Shand, Douglas
Willliam Walsh
B: 1960-11-07
D: 2017-07-13
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Walsh, Willliam
Lawrence Gauthier
B: 1955-09-22
D: 2017-07-05
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Gauthier, Lawrence
Louise Griffis
B: 1927-04-28
D: 2017-07-04
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Griffis, Louise
Norma Herrington Snyder
B: 1930-12-21
D: 2017-07-01
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Herrington Snyder, Norma
Virginia Frechette
B: 1948-03-20
D: 2017-06-29
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Frechette, Virginia

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  • to hold your hand.
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  • 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.
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  • Peace, prayers and blessings.
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