Tag Archives: Funeral Etiquette

He Ordered a Pizza During the Funeral!

In previous posts, I have emphasized the importance of turning cell phones off so they don’t ring during a funeral.  I did not, however, discuss the inappropriateness of placing a call on a cell phone during a funeral.  I didn’t … Continue reading

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Remove Names of the Deceased From E-mail Lists

A friend of mine who served on a committee with me recently passed away.  As the committee began to prepare for its next meeting through e-mail announcements, I noticed my friends name was still on the mailing roster.  This was … Continue reading

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Example of a Condolence Note – Funeral Etiquette

One of the most difficult things to write is a condolence note.  However, it is one of the most appreciative things you can do for a family at a time of loss. A handwritten note is much better than a … Continue reading

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Funeral Etiquette – What Does “In Lieu of Flowers” Mean?

When you read the words “in lieu of flowers” in an obituary, it means the family is requesting you make a contribution to a charity instead of sending flowers to the family.  It is strongly suggested you respect the family’s … Continue reading

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Funeral Etiquette – Attire For Pallbearers

If you have been asked to perform the honorable duties of a pallbearer in a civil funeral ceremony, you should wear a dark suit and tie. Ladies should also wear a dark suit if performing these duties. Shoes should also … Continue reading

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