Obituaries

Aurora Fitzpatrick
B: 1947-09-05
D: 2018-04-19
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Fitzpatrick, Aurora
Harold Barnes
B: 1940-07-08
D: 2018-04-18
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Barnes, Harold
Yolanda Zamperini
B: 1931-01-22
D: 2018-04-17
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Zamperini, Yolanda
Frank Perpero
B: 1942-08-13
D: 2018-04-17
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Perpero, Frank
Ronald Romney
B: 1947-01-05
D: 2018-04-17
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Romney, Ronald
Marie Bilello
B: 1934-05-27
D: 2018-04-17
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Bilello, Marie
Richard McKillop
B: 1931-02-01
D: 2018-04-16
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McKillop, Richard
George Bisso
B: 1930-05-22
D: 2018-04-16
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Bisso, George
Marie Bruno
B: 1937-01-08
D: 2018-04-16
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Bruno, Marie
Irene Trelfa
B: 1974-01-03
D: 2018-04-15
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Trelfa, Irene
Nina Yannucci
B: 1962-11-15
D: 2018-04-13
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Yannucci, Nina
Leona Peters
B: 1928-02-23
D: 2018-04-13
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Peters, Leona
Patricia Perroncino
B: 1938-11-15
D: 2018-04-13
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Perroncino, Patricia
Philomena Pucci
B: 1928-06-29
D: 2018-04-13
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Pucci, Philomena
Rose Maxwell
B: 1925-07-03
D: 2018-04-12
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Maxwell, Rose
Vita Mascali
B: 1935-08-14
D: 2018-04-11
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Mascali, Vita
Salvatore Mauro
B: 1942-08-17
D: 2018-04-11
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Mauro, Salvatore
Anastasia Abramoski
B: 1925-07-25
D: 2018-04-10
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Abramoski, Anastasia
Rosemarie Vastola
B: 1932-07-16
D: 2018-04-09
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Vastola, Rosemarie
John Grosso
B: 1937-11-23
D: 2018-04-07
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Grosso, John
Diego Vega
B: 1963-08-13
D: 2018-04-06
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Vega, Diego

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Grief

"GRIEF is reaching out for someone who's always been there, only to find when you need them the most, one last time, they're gone."

The death of a loved one is life's most painful event. People's reactions to death remain one of society's least understood and most off-limits topics for discussion. Oftentimes, grievers are left totally alone in dealing with their pain, loneliness, and isolation.

Grief is a natural emotion that follows death. It hurts. Sadness, denial, guilt, physical discomfort, and sleeplessness are some of the symptoms of grief. It is like an open wound which must become healed. At times, it seems as if this healing will never happen. While some of life's spontaneity begins to return, it never seems to get back to the way it was. It is still incomplete. We know, however, that these feelings of being incomplete can disappear.

Healing is a process of allowing ourselves to feel, experience, and accept the pain. In other words, we give ourselves permission to heal. Allowing ourselves to accept these feelings is the beginning of that process.

The healing process can take much less time than we have been led to believe. There are two missing parts. One is a safe, loving, professionally guided atmosphere in which to express our feelings; the other is knowing how and what to communicate.