What to Expect After the Funeral?

By: George Darte
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

People who attend a funeral are often nervous about the service and don’t know what they should do during it. Should they leave immediately after the service is complete? Should they wait and speak with the family? At Darte Funeral Home, we do our best to guide all attendees to ensure no one feels stressed or anxious. Here’s a look at what you can expect after a funeral:

1. Wait for Dismissal

The funeral director will dismiss the attendees after the funeral service is complete. It isn’t a good idea to leave before this dismissal unless there’s a true emergency. You can take this time to exchange a few words with the grieving family members or offer comfort to people who look like they need it.

2. Reception

Most families will hold a small reception at a different location after the funeral is over. This reception is usually reserved for close family members and friends. You don’t need to attend unless you are invited. If the family wants your presence, they will let you know at some time during the funeral or invite you after the dismissal. It is perfectly alright to deny the invitation if you have a prior appointment. However, it is a good idea to attend if you want to offer some comfort to the family.

3. Support Beyond the Funeral

Offer support to your grieving friends or loved ones by reaching out after the funeral. Keep the communication lines open, offer practical support, and help them when they need it. Even small things like taking them on a drive during weekends or ordering food for them can help.

If you want to know more about funeral services or need to book one, reach out to us at Darte Funeral Home. You can call 905-937-4444 or use our contact form.

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