Michael Handerhan
In Memory of
Michael J.
Handerhan
1965 - 2017
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Parker Bros. Memorial Funeral Home Inc.
"We are pleased to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
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Kevin and Sherry Davis
"Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you Lori, Kara and Shawn. Hugs. "
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Kevin and Sherry Davis
"Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you Lori, Kara and Shawn. Hugs. "
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Diane Griswold
"My deepest sympathies for you all. The loss of any dear family member is difficu"
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Mary Groth
"Prayers and thoughts are with Lori and family "
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Karen Calicchia
"So sorry for your loss Lori,Kara and Sean. I pray that God will strength in your"
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Sher Mc Cauley
"With my deepest sympathies"
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Tammy, Jeff, Jonathan & Jason!
"RIP Mike! Always loved and NEVER forgotten, we love you!!!!!"
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The Ten Eyck-Wilsey Family
"Heaven has truly gained an angel in Mike."
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Cousin Paula Handerhan Wishon
"Love, hugs and tears, dearest family."
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Chris DiVeglia
"May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days. Mike"
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Bernice Kochan
"Thoughts and prayers from my family to yours during these tough times. May all t"
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Charlie and Gloria
"Condolences"
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Terri Cook
"You will be missed. "
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The Mulderrys
"May his light shine on in each of you. God bless."
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Angel Parks
"Sending love and strength <3"
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Tips on Writing a Message of Condolence

You may not know exactly what you want to say in your Book of Memories™ condolence message. In fact, this may be the first time you've ever been faced with sharing your feelings or offering comforting words to someone who is grieving a loss. Whether it's the first time, or the fifth, we're here to offer some assistance. We've compiled some tips, and brought together a list of expressive words you can use in your condolences.

Tip #1: Be sincere. It's important to mean what you say, on the deepest emotional level. Yes, we know, "saying what you mean" can be harder - that's why we're here.

Tip #2: Keep it simple. You don't need to say much more than "I'm sorry for you loss," yet it's always wonderful to share a personal memory of their loved one, if you have one.

Tip #3: Don't tell them you know how they feel. Because you can't really know; even if you've endured the loss of a loved one in the past - your grief was yours, and this is theirs.

Tip #4: Share how you felt when you heard the news. Perhaps you were shocked, disbelieving, or deeply saddened. Let them know how the passing affected you personally.

Tip #5: Share Remind them that you will always hold the memory of their loved one close to you. It will be a comfort to them to know that their loved one will be remembered.

A Short List of Appropriate Phrases:

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
  • Please accept my condolences on the loss of your partner.
  • With deepest sympathy for your loss.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Please know our loving thoughts embrace you each and every day.
  • Thinking of you in these difficult times and sending you love.
  • With heartfelt condolences.
  • Wishing you comfort at this sorrowful time.
  • Sharing in your sorrow, thinking of you and wishing I could be there
  • to hold your hand.
  • May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead.
  • Hold tight to memories for comfort.
  • Lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.
  • As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Peace, prayers and blessings.
  • Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow.
  • You are in our prayers.
  • May your memories give you strength.
  • Remember that we love and care about you.
  • May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

After writing and posting a message of condolence to the family, you may also wish to make a memorial donation as a tribute to their loved one, or send flowers to the family home or memorial service. However you choose to express your concern and pay tribute, please know this: it will be deeply appreciated.