This group is for those who are grieving the death of someone they loved. It is a safe place to share your thoughts, feelings and concerns about what is happening to you. It is a place where you can talk about your loss with other people who understand, because they are also grieving. Sometimes, friends and family, although well-intentioned, may not understand the meaning of your loss and the depth of your pain. The support of others on the same journey can provide a great deal of comfort and healing.
Lesley Stugelmayer has had an ongoing professional interest in grief and loss. She began her career as a psychiatric nurse and recently retired as director of counseling at Viterbo University, where she worked for 40 years. Jean Pagliaro is the program and retreat coordinator at the FSC. She has training in social work and pastoral care.