Obituaries

Thomas Sanford
B: 1944-02-17
D: 2015-07-26
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Sanford, Thomas
D. Barthel
B: 1961-02-20
D: 2015-07-24
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Barthel, D.
Catherine Fitzpatrick
B: 1922-11-15
D: 2015-07-24
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Fitzpatrick, Catherine
William McLaughlin
B: 1930-02-11
D: 2015-07-20
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McLaughlin, William
Thomas Mahar
B: 1933-06-08
D: 2015-07-17
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Mahar, Thomas
Sandro Marcoccia
B: 1967-07-10
D: 2015-07-14
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Marcoccia, Sandro
Michael Lounsbery, Sr.
B: 1940-09-05
D: 2015-07-12
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Lounsbery, Sr., Michael
James Eustace
B: 1931-04-20
D: 2015-07-11
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Eustace, James
Rita Sanford
B: 1921-02-09
D: 2015-07-10
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Sanford, Rita
Nancy Cannon
B: 1932-07-27
D: 2015-07-03
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Cannon, Nancy
Frederick Zenzen, Jr.
B: 1924-11-14
D: 2015-07-02
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Zenzen, Jr., Frederick
Victor Cipollari
B: 1940-09-17
D: 2015-07-02
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Cipollari, Victor
Ann Mahar
B: 1928-05-14
D: 2015-06-27
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Mahar, Ann
Linda Brown
B: 1947-04-16
D: 2015-06-26
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Brown, Linda
Mary Dwyer
B: 1931-05-17
D: 2015-06-22
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Dwyer, Mary
Marion Lentlie
B: 1925-11-26
D: 2015-06-20
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Lentlie, Marion
Charles Houle
B: 1952-04-25
D: 2015-06-12
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Houle, Charles
Sister Anne Lawlor, RSM
D: 2015-06-11
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Lawlor, RSM, Sister Anne
Sr. Arlene Boyd, RSM
D: 2015-06-09
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Boyd, RSM, Sr. Arlene
Burton Rounds
B: 1936-02-05
D: 2015-06-09
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Rounds, Burton
William Powers, Sr.
B: 1928-01-19
D: 2015-05-31
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Powers, Sr., William

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Grief
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.

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