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Audrey Rooney
B: 1935-02-12
D: 2019-12-05
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Rooney, Audrey
James Scherzo
D: 2019-11-24
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Scherzo, James
Florence Rosenthal
B: 1925-02-27
D: 2019-11-25
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Rosenthal, Florence
Frederike Spitz-Bosschart
B: 1927-12-11
D: 2019-11-19
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Spitz-Bosschart, Frederike
Antonino Pafumi
B: 1934-07-29
D: 2019-11-19
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Pafumi, Antonino
Albin Blom
B: 1946-06-22
D: 2019-11-04
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Blom, Albin
Kathi McGee
B: 1951-07-09
D: 2019-11-05
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McGee, Kathi
Marilyn Tammaro
D: 2019-11-04
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Tammaro, Marilyn
Marie "Sue" DeStefanis
D: 2019-09-27
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DeStefanis, Marie "Sue"
Marta Facchini
B: 1942-01-03
D: 2019-09-27
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Facchini, Marta
David Cappiello
B: 1935-07-19
D: 2019-09-17
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Cappiello, David
Limei Noguchi
D: 2019-09-21
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Noguchi, Limei
Catherine Evans
B: 1935-10-26
D: 2019-09-17
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Evans, Catherine
Patricia Meehan
B: 1943-02-10
D: 2019-09-04
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Meehan, Patricia
Mary Wellnitz
D: 2019-08-27
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Wellnitz, Mary
Gloria Druzek
B: 1932-04-20
D: 2019-08-21
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Druzek, Gloria
Mary Josephine Martin
B: 1951-03-12
D: 2019-08-17
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Martin, Mary Josephine
Jason Hay
D: 2019-08-10
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Hay, Jason
John Ryan
B: 1945-06-27
D: 2019-08-15
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Ryan, John
Erasmo Vellucci
B: 1922-10-17
D: 2019-08-18
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Vellucci, Erasmo
Nancy Lay
B: 1930-10-01
D: 2019-08-14
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Lay, Nancy

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  • Peace, prayers and blessings.
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