Obituaries

Robert "Bob" Giammatteo
B: 1932-01-21
D: 2018-04-11
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Giammatteo, Robert "Bob"
Marcia Rose
B: 1939-04-26
D: 2018-04-10
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Rose, Marcia
Joyce McDonald
B: 1941-10-07
D: 2018-04-10
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McDonald, Joyce
Elizabeth Piazza
B: 1937-07-20
D: 2018-04-09
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Piazza, Elizabeth
Herbert Pillsworth
B: 1943-12-14
D: 2018-04-06
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Pillsworth, Herbert
James Van Buren
B: 1945-08-19
D: 2018-03-29
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Van Buren, James
Julia Stark
B: 1935-07-14
D: 2018-03-27
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Stark, Julia
Joseph Olivan
B: 1944-12-11
D: 2018-03-24
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Olivan, Joseph
Leona Hargrave
B: 1930-07-31
D: 2018-03-17
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Hargrave, Leona
Dennis Tomasone
B: 1939-12-11
D: 2018-03-14
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Tomasone, Dennis
Tracy Moruzzi-McNally
B: 1971-05-07
D: 2018-03-14
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Moruzzi-McNally, Tracy
Harold Bonacker
B: 1926-01-31
D: 2018-03-10
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Bonacker, Harold
Emma Scheibly
B: 1934-10-06
D: 2018-03-09
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Scheibly, Emma
Charles Mara
B: 1932-12-31
D: 2018-03-07
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Mara, Charles
Edward Van Valkenburg
B: 1929-07-24
D: 2018-03-05
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Van Valkenburg, Edward
Rosemary Tatko
B: 1942-04-27
D: 2018-03-04
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Tatko, Rosemary
Kim Sgroi
B: 1954-08-25
D: 2018-03-03
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Sgroi, Kim
Joan Dwyer
B: 1930-08-08
D: 2018-03-01
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Dwyer, Joan
Rodney Goldstein
D: 2018-02-27
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Goldstein, Rodney
June Stark
B: 1938-09-06
D: 2018-02-24
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Stark, June
Susan Dubuc
B: 1950-05-10
D: 2018-02-23
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Dubuc, Susan

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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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