Obituaries

Joseph Schiavone
D: 2017-02-21
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Schiavone, Joseph
Ciro Avagliano
D: 2017-02-20
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Avagliano, Ciro
Cassandra "Mimi" Blasi Mayes
D: 2017-02-20
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Mayes, Cassandra "Mimi" Blasi
Bradley J. Zoppi, Sr.
D: 2017-02-20
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Zoppi, Sr., Bradley J.
Eugene "Wes" Day, Jr.
D: 2017-02-17
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Day, Jr., Eugene "Wes"
Joseph A, Talerico, Jr.
D: 2017-02-13
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Talerico, Jr., Joseph A,
Evelyn M. Rota
D: 2017-02-10
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Rota, Evelyn M.
Mary A. Tomaine
D: 2017-02-09
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Tomaine, Mary A.
Joseph J. "Buddy" Cieri
D: 2017-01-25
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Cieri, Joseph J. "Buddy"
David Richard Dorgan
D: 2017-01-25
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Dorgan, David Richard
Vivian M. Guidetti
D: 2017-01-25
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Guidetti, Vivian M.
Nancy Wheeler
D: 2017-01-24
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Wheeler, Nancy
Grace T. Tracey
D: 2017-01-23
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Tracey, Grace T.
Jean Eilers
D: 2017-01-18
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Eilers, Jean
James V. Baldanza
D: 2017-01-16
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Baldanza, James V.
Lori Lovgren Messer
D: 2017-01-13
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Messer, Lori Lovgren
Margaret "Margo" Carney
D: 2017-01-10
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Carney, Margaret "Margo"
Rosina Fodero Martin
D: 2017-01-09
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Martin, Rosina Fodero
Barbara (Bobbi) E. Fox
D: 2017-01-03
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Fox, Barbara (Bobbi) E.
Louis N. Vinci
D: 2017-01-01
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Vinci, Louis N.
David R. Gago
D: 2017-01-01
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Gago, David R.

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NAME / ANNOUNCEMENT

  • Full name of the deceased, including nickname, if any
  • Age at death
  • Residence (for example, the name of the city or town) at death
  • Day and date of death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death (optional, may not be printed in certain papers
    Example: Name , age, of (name of city or town), died on (day and date), at (place of death)

LIFE

  • Place of birth
  • Names of parents
  • Childhood: siblings, stories, schools, friends
  • Marriage(s): name of spouse (years married)
  • Education: school, college, university and other
  • Military record (branch, war, awards, honors)
  • Designations, awards, and other recognition
  • Employment: jobs, activities, stories, colleagues, satisfactions, promotions, union activities
  • Places of residence
  • Hobbies, sports, interests, activities, and other enjoyment
  • Charitable, religious, fraternal, political, other affiliations; positions held
  • Achievements Unusual attributes, humor, other stories

FAMILY

  • Predeceased by (and date of death):
    • SpouseChildren (in order of date of birth)
    • Grandchildren
    • Siblings (in order of date of birth)
    • Others, such as nephews, nieces, cousins, in-laws
    • Pets (if appropriate)
  • Survived by (and town or state of residence):
    • Spouse
    • Children (in order of date of birth, and their spouses)
    • Grandchildren, Great-grandchildren, Great-great-grandchildren
    • Parents
    • Grandparents
    • Siblings (in order of date of birth)
    • Others, such as nephews, nieces, cousins, in-lawsFriends
    • Pets (if appropriate)

SERVICE or MASS

  • Day, date, time, place (address)
  • Name of officiant
  • Visitation information if applicable: day, date, time, place
  • Other memorial, or graveside services if applicable: day, date, time, place
  • Place of interment
  • Name of funeral home in charge of arrangements
  • Where to call for more information (even if no service planned)

END

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