Obituaries

Daniel Dunn
B: 1934-01-22
D: 2017-03-24
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Dunn, Daniel
Alec Ross
B: 1994-12-13
D: 2017-03-22
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Ross, Alec
Michelina Giallanza
B: 1924-11-22
D: 2017-03-22
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Giallanza, Michelina
Jeanette Litt
B: 1933-12-02
D: 2017-03-21
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Litt, Jeanette
Paul Benfante
B: 1929-11-19
D: 2017-03-19
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Benfante, Paul
Steven Conroy
B: 1991-09-25
D: 2017-03-19
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Conroy, Steven
Frances Noto
D: 2017-03-18
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Noto, Frances
Christian Stark
B: 1979-12-08
D: 2017-03-17
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Stark, Christian
Arthur Klepper
B: 1928-11-23
D: 2017-03-15
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Klepper, Arthur
Charles Agro
D: 2017-03-15
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Agro, Charles
Edwin Lee
B: 1924-03-30
D: 2017-03-09
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Lee, Edwin
Lucy Salsano
B: 1920-07-18
D: 2017-03-07
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Salsano, Lucy
Mary Teta
B: 1933-09-11
D: 2017-03-06
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Teta, Mary
Anita Alford
D: 2017-03-05
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Alford, Anita
Florence DeMaria
B: 1927-06-14
D: 2017-03-03
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DeMaria, Florence
Theresa Savino
B: 1942-04-11
D: 2017-03-03
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Savino, Theresa
Dinis Norte
B: 1959-11-10
D: 2017-03-03
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Norte, Dinis
Antoinette Bianco
B: 1946-02-27
D: 2017-03-02
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Bianco, Antoinette
Margaret Palumbo
B: 1932-10-06
D: 2017-03-01
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Palumbo, Margaret
Steven Conroy
B: 1991-09-25
D: 2017-03-00
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Conroy, Steven
Ruth Perri
B: 1922-11-06
D: 2017-02-27
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Perri, Ruth

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