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michael78651
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18 Nov 2020
08:50:45am
To all my Stamporama friends. You may have noticed that I have been scarce and very quiet here for a few weeks. My wife was diagnosed with cancer, and I was helping her prepare for the surgery, which took place on November 17. Unfortunately, there were complications afterwards, and she passed away. She never woke up from the surgery, and she was never in any pain. She passed in her sleep. She was the last 37 years of my life, and the only real true love I ever had. Now I need to figure out how to go on without her.

Thank you for your understanding,

Michael Generali
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18 Nov 2020
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Oh Michael, such sorrowful news - you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincere and heartfelt sympathy.

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18 Nov 2020
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I am truly sorry Michael. Know that you are in my thoughts ands prayers.

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18 Nov 2020
09:11:39am
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So sorry to read this, Michael.

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18 Nov 2020
09:20:43am
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Condolences from the Holy Land.

Be strong.

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18 Nov 2020
09:41:26am
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So sorry for your loss. Words seem so inadequate. Take each day as it comes holding on to memories and taking comfort in them is the best I can offer.

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18 Nov 2020
09:47:07am

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Michael, thank you so much for sharing with us. We consider ourselves your friends.

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18 Nov 2020
10:10:01am
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Very sad to hear of your loss Michael, stay strong and allow the sorrow to pass. Remember the good times that you had together, they can never be taken away.

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18 Nov 2020
10:33:21am
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Michael,
our sincerest condolences for your loss.



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18 Nov 2020
10:42:20am

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Dear Michael,

Sad news, my sincere condolences and lots of strength in this difficult period.

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18 Nov 2020
10:59:27am
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Words cannot express the sorrow your friends here feel for you. Stay strong, Michael.

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18 Nov 2020
11:30:28am
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Ohhh Michael, what a shock! All my deepest and sincerest condolences. Lots of strength my friend, and keep busy.

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18 Nov 2020
11:44:21am
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Very sorry Michael, life can be grossly unfair! Hang in there and, even though you might not believe this, things will improve a bit over time. I've been where you are now and if you rely on your friends for a while things will start to make sense again sooner or later.

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18 Nov 2020
12:00:52pm
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With deepest sympathy, Michael, so sorry for your loss.

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18 Nov 2020
12:04:34pm
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Oh, my, Michael. My deepest condolences, and prayers for strength and comfort for you and your family.

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18 Nov 2020
12:21:36pm
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Michael,

So sorry to hear. My deepest condolences, and prayers for you and your family.

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18 Nov 2020
12:33:23pm

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Micheal:-

So sorry to hear of your loss. It is terrible to lose someone in these circumstances. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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18 Nov 2020
01:36:59pm

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So sorry to hear of your loss Michael. You have my deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers.

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18 Nov 2020
04:29:57pm
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Michael.

Very sad indeed. Sorry for your loss and condolences to you and your family.

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18 Nov 2020
04:42:13pm
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18 Nov 2020
04:50:14pm

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My condolences my friend.

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18 Nov 2020
05:02:28pm

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I'm so very sorry, Michael. I don't know what else to say at this point.

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18 Nov 2020
05:37:38pm
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I understand.

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18 Nov 2020
06:33:24pm
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My deepest condolences and prayers for you and your family.

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18 Nov 2020
08:14:22pm
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Michael,

It's all been said by others now; but I want to add my condolences. Take care and we will all be pulling for you.

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18 Nov 2020
09:10:43pm
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Michael,

....no words come.


You are in my prayers, my friend.

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18 Nov 2020
09:44:06pm
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Michael,

It says a lot that you would reach out to your community of friends here on Stamporama so shortly after such a tragic event.

I hope it gives you some comfort to know that we are your friends. It is clear from the messages above that, as a community, we understand your pain and nothing but good and comforting thoughts are coming your way.

Stay strong.

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18 Nov 2020
10:59:02pm
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So very sorry for your loss.

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19 Nov 2020
12:07:59am
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Oh, Michael, I am very sorry to hear this. Be strong, but don't hesitate to lean on friends and family for support in the coming weeks and months.

Looking forward to your active participation here once again when you're ready.

Take care.........

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19 Nov 2020
09:47:33am

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Sorry to read this news this morning. Condolences to you and your family.. Steve

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19 Nov 2020
11:02:27am
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Always so very difficult to lose a spouse, friend, and long-time companion. Please accept my condolences and may God give you his peace and his comfort.

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19 Nov 2020
11:56:44am
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I'm so, so sorry for your loss. Condolences to you, your family & friends during these difficult times.

Take care of yourself.


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19 Nov 2020
12:04:02pm
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i offer my condolences. I feel your pain.

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19 Nov 2020
04:31:19pm
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Michael,
I cannot begin to understand how painful this must be for you, but you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Look after yourself,
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20 Nov 2020
07:22:49am
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I am so sorry Michael.

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20 Nov 2020
09:41:14am
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Sincere condolences, Michael ... our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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20 Nov 2020
04:29:47pm
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Michael,
I'm so very sorry to hear about the loss of your wife. Please stay involved here online. I've gotten used to seeing your posts. Saying a silent prayer for you friend.

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20 Nov 2020
05:12:35pm
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Michael I am so sorry to learn about your wife! My sincere condolences to you and your family.

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21 Nov 2020
09:04:23am
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Thank you everyone for your kind words and thoughts for my wife. It is comforting to know that friends are thinking of her. I guess it wouldn't be so hard, but this was totally unexpected, she was only 64, and we were looking for so many more years together.

Thank you again.

Michael and Family

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PaulMitchell
21 Nov 2020
12:19:37pm
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Michael, I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I lost my wife of 46 years last year and know what you're going through. After 37 years of marriage two people become one entity and as a loving couple (a team of two) you were stronger than you were as two individuals. Now you're beginning the next phase of your life and it will be different finding out who you, as an individual, are without your loving partner and wife. It's a difficult journey but you'll have all those memories to help you through.

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21 Nov 2020
06:28:53pm
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Michael:

My condolences in the loss of your wife.

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21 Nov 2020
08:51:22pm
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Michael, I am so saddened by your loss. My heart aches for you and your family.

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22 Nov 2020
09:47:29am
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Michael,

I am so sorry to hear this. I didn't know her, but based on your note I can tell she made a difference in this life. She made your life worth living and many others as she went through life. I can't imagine your emptiness but hope you are OK.
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22 Nov 2020
09:36:38pm
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Dear Michael.
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We're very sorry to hear the devastating news. Sometimes, we wonder why a spouse is taken away early & very suddenly. She has departed and a huge hole is left in your broken heart. We don't know if that huge hole will ever be filled, but we do know that you have a loving Stamporama family leaving dozens of caring messages & prayers for you. Your wife will be remembered here as her spirit lives on.
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Now, you're entering a second phase of your life. It's difficult & can be lonely. You will think about her everyday. You will look up the blue sky hoping to catch a glimpse of her. You feel the pain, but the pain is temporary because someday, you will reunite with her in heaven. Together forever in paradise.
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23 Nov 2020
03:23:45pm
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Sorry for your loss, Michael. You will be in my thoughts.

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23 Nov 2020
09:37:03pm
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After I got back home on the night that she passed away, i received a phone call. It was an organization that handled organ donations. My wife was an organ donor. She had donated her corneas and eyes. I was told that they will go to two people who had never seen well their entire lives. That was exactly who my wife was. Someone who gave of herself to help others without asking for anything in return. I hit the proverbial lottery jackpot with her. There will never be another so kind, loving, tolerant and caring.

My sons are working on a virtual memorial service for her. I will post the link in this thread when they are ready for those who would like to attend. I'll also post the link to her obituary when it is completed.

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24 Nov 2020
06:50:19am
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AND AMAZING LADY....PLEASE TAKE COMFORT IN THAT MY FRIEND....When loosing my spouse I remember how precious those special memories were ....Take care and God Bless

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25 Nov 2020
10:56:53pm
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You were very lucky to have such a great person in your life for so many years. All the best getting through the next while. Family and friends help a great deal.

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27 Nov 2020
05:59:29pm
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Very sad to hear of your loss.

Sending best wishes from Western Kentucky.

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27 Nov 2020
06:30:26pm

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I am so very sorry to hear this devastating news ,It has to be the worse thing in the world to lose the love of your life.
Please accept my sincere condolences.

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27 Nov 2020
10:43:33pm
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Such awful news.

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02 Dec 2020
12:45:11pm
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Here is my wife's obituary. By the way, she was a stamp collector when she was younger.

https://www.fuller-sheffieldfuneral.com/obituary/olivia-generali

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02 Dec 2020
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Michael, she sounds like a really fun person. I could hear the love coming through as I read that. Saying a silent prayer for you and your sons.

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03 Dec 2020
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Wonderful tribute Michael.

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31 Dec 2020
01:17:20pm
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With the passing this morning of another family member, I will be delayed a little further in my returning to my normal participation here. Thanks for your understanding.

Michael

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31 Dec 2020
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My condolences Michael. You should be able to take all the time you need.

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12 Jan 2021
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Michael, I'm embarrassed and apologetic to be so late in offering you my sincere condolences. The loss of a partner after so many years is unimaginable to me.

Kindest regards
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12 Jan 2021
12:35:50pm
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Thank you, Dave.

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12 Jan 2021
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Beautifully written Michael. Thanks for sharing it with the forum.

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