Obituary Announcement Letter

Write this type of letter for any situation in which you are announcing an obituary, such as that of a family member or friend. You will likely need to modify this letter sample at least somewhat so that it most closely matches what you want to communicate. Include in your letter any pertinent details.

[Your letterhead, if desired; if not, your return address]

[Date of letter-month, day, and year]

[Recipient's first and last names]
[Company name]
[Street or P.O. box address]
[City, State ZIP code]

Dear [recipient's name]:

As you have probably heard, our aunt Marie passed away on Monday after a lengthy illness and much suffering. As much as it was expected, we miss Aunt Marie so much and are overwhelmed with grief.

We have written a special obituary in honor of Aunt Marie, so please read it in today's local newspaper. Several of our family members contributed to writing this obituary, which goes into various details about Aunt Marie's life that you might not have known. The moving article also includes a couple of beautiful photos.

We hope you are touched by Aunt Marie's memory as you read the obituary, and thank you so much for encouraging and supporting us.




[Sender's first and last names]