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"That's a great article with solid advice - thanks for posting it.  In my circle I'm the one who gets the survivor to and from the services so I've become quite the connoisseur of well-articulated eulogies.  You'd think…"
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How To Research Someone Before Delivering His or Her Eulogy

Q. I've been asked to speak at a memorial service for an employee of my company. I barely knew him, as I only recently started working here. How can I come up with something appropriate?As the population continues to age rapidly, many of us will find ourselves required…See More
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How To Research Someone Before Delivering His or Her Eulogy

Q. I've been asked to speak at a memorial service for an employee of my company. I barely knew him, as I only recently started working here. How can I come up with something appropriate?As the population continues to age rapidly, many of us will find ourselves required…See More
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Sincere Condolences

By Florence Isaacs

My Deepest Sympathies...Florence Isaacs is a freelance journalist and author of many books, including My Deepest Sympathies...: Meaningful Sentiments for Condolence Notes and Conversations, Plus a Guide to Eulogies.

 

Florence gives tips on writing sincere and thoughtful sympathy notes and answers questions about condolence and eulogy writing, funeral etiquette and more in Sincere Condolences, her original monthly column for LegacyConnect. In her new blog Widow in the World, Florence – a widow herself – offers advice to bereaved spouses and partners.

 

If you have a question for Florence, please email her at fisaacs@florenceisaacs.com.

 

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How To Research Someone Before Delivering His or Her Eulogy

Posted on May 18, 2015 at 1:58pm 1 Comment

Q. I've been asked to speak at a memorial service for an employee of my company. I barely knew him, as I only recently started working here. How can I come up with something appropriate?…

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Family Arguments When a Loved One Dies: The Mediation Option

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 2:08pm 1 Comment

Q. My aunt, who had no children, died and left everything (including a condo in Miami) to my cousins and myself. My cousins have almost come to blows over whether to sell the place or use it for vacations and share expenses. How can people resolve such issues?

Unless there is a later memorial service, a death in the family usually requires quick decisions about everything from the location of the funeral to the…

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Condolence Tips When Writing to a Stranger

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 11:28am 0 Comments

Q. I'm struggling to write a condolence note to the wife of a very close colleague of my late husband. I knew the man well and cared about him. He was a genius in his way, but sort of a lost soul who also had serious health problems. I never met his widow. They married after I'd lost…

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An Update on Mausoleums

Posted on February 20, 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Q. I've seen mausoleums in cemeteries and always assumed they are exclusively for the rich and famous. I was recently told that isn't true – that they aren't necessarily hugely expensive. What are the options today, and how much does a mausoleum…

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