Obituaries

Susan Bob
B: 1952-05-11
D: 2017-05-24
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Bob, Susan
Margaret Chabot
B: 1926-02-05
D: 2017-05-20
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Chabot, Margaret
Sriram Jayakumar
B: 1990-12-19
D: 2017-05-19
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Jayakumar, Sriram
Michael Cirillo
D: 2017-05-18
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Cirillo, Michael
Helene English
B: 1915-12-18
D: 2017-05-18
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English, Helene
Mary Kiniry
B: 1927-02-08
D: 2017-05-17
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Kiniry, Mary
Hans Gramm
D: 2017-05-14
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Gramm, Hans
Victoria Nardella
D: 2017-05-14
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Nardella, Victoria
Alessandro DeSantis
B: 1921-07-05
D: 2017-05-13
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DeSantis, Alessandro
Lester Roberts
B: 1934-09-18
D: 2017-05-13
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Roberts, Lester
Robert Greener
B: 1955-09-24
D: 2017-05-12
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Greener, Robert
Thalia Genes
B: 1964-08-25
D: 2017-05-11
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Genes, Thalia
Mary Beckett
B: 1939-01-21
D: 2017-05-10
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Beckett, Mary
Stuart Lovell
B: 1947-05-29
D: 2017-05-09
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Lovell, Stuart
Dorothea Belair
B: 1922-03-20
D: 2017-05-08
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Belair, Dorothea
Austin Palmer
B: 1987-05-10
D: 2017-05-08
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Palmer, Austin
Jean Burg
B: 1930-07-05
D: 2017-05-07
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Burg, Jean
Gertrude Pirquet
B: 1923-10-17
D: 2017-05-01
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Pirquet, Gertrude
Maureen Brennan
B: 1936-12-04
D: 2017-04-30
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Brennan, Maureen
Augustina Russo
B: 1922-11-11
D: 2017-04-28
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Russo, Augustina
Leo Nolan
B: 1931-12-28
D: 2017-04-28
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Nolan, Leo

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The Experience of Grieving

When we experience a major loss, grief is the normal and natural way our mind and body react. Everyone grieves differently. And at the same time there are common patterns people tend to share.

For example, someone experiencing grief usually moves through a series of emotional stages, such as shock, numbness, guilt, anger and denial. And physical symptoms of grief are typical also. They can include: sleeplessness, inability to eat or concentrate, lack of energy, and lack of interest in activities previously enjoyed.

Time always plays an important role in the grieving process. As the days, weeks and months go by, the person who is experiencing loss moves through emotional and physical reactions that normally lead toward acceptance, healing and getting on with life as fully as possible.

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