Obituaries

John DeFrancesco
B: 1934-06-22
D: 2015-01-25
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DeFrancesco, John
Edna Wyman
B: 1930-01-24
D: 2015-01-20
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Wyman, Edna
James Poland, Jr.
B: 1929-12-29
D: 2015-01-19
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Poland, Jr., James
Helen Marie Thayer
B: 1927-04-03
D: 2015-01-19
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Thayer, Helen Marie
Helen Sweat
B: 1918-01-21
D: 2015-01-18
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Sweat, Helen
Wayne Ubrich
B: 1938-04-23
D: 2015-01-18
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Ubrich, Wayne
Catherine (Kate) Dickson
D: 2015-01-12
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Dickson, Catherine (Kate)
Loretta Forte
B: 1938-09-18
D: 2015-01-12
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Forte, Loretta
Paul Gross, Sr.
B: 1924-09-18
D: 2015-01-11
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Gross, Sr., Paul
Patricia Fernald
B: 1953-11-11
D: 2015-01-11
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Fernald, Patricia
Rita Maskell
B: 1932-02-15
D: 2015-01-10
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Maskell, Rita
Walter Judd. Jr.
B: 1934-08-17
D: 2015-01-05
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Judd. Jr., Walter
Herbert James
B: 1923-05-14
D: 2015-01-02
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James, Herbert
Josephine Rita Luce
B: 1921-11-12
D: 2015-01-01
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Luce, Josephine Rita
Patricia Hodder
B: 1928-03-01
D: 2014-12-31
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Hodder, Patricia
Rosemary Brannock
B: 1926-01-28
D: 2014-12-25
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Brannock, Rosemary
Joanne Hennessy
B: 1951-03-26
D: 2014-12-22
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Hennessy, Joanne
John Linacre
B: 1926-10-29
D: 2014-12-22
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Linacre, John
Edward Jubrey, Sr.
B: 1930-07-20
D: 2014-12-20
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Jubrey, Sr., Edward
Toivo Maunu
B: 1919-06-04
D: 2014-12-19
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Maunu, Toivo
Robert Fort
D: 2014-12-16
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Fort, Robert

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There are many ways to say farewell from formal funeral services to private home-setting celebrations. They all form a part of the way we say goodbye. Obituaries or death notices, however, are a public way we share our final farewell celebration. It is part of the way we say goodbye - the public posting of final words. Some obituaries indicate much thought and much reflection on the life that was lived.

A death notice is a minimal amount or notice. An obituary is usually a more detailed account of a person's life and is often prepared for the newspaper from a form that the family fills out. Obituaries are a written form of collective remembrances. They remind us of others as well as ourselves - parents or grandparents of friends, the young suddenly departing, the loss of `valiant struggles' against diseases not yet conquered.

When community members leave, whether we know them personally or not, we mark their time with us by publicly commemorating their passing. The final words are one way we say goodbye and the way we will remember. These final words are often the way survivors pay tribute, perhaps make amends, and express hope for immortality.

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