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Funeral Etiquette

Published: 12/12/2013
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Mourning customs, etiquette for funerals and memorial services, and more

What is the difference between a memorial service and a funeral? What should I say to the deceased's family at the visitation? Should I bring my young children to a funeral? offers advice from experts on funeral etiquette, how to plan a memorial service, mourning customs in different faiths, and more.

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