Pre-Funeral Quickview
A few things to keep in mind before attending a funeral.

Offer meaningful practical and emotional help to the bereaved person before, during, and after the funeral or memorial service. Find out who is coordinating efforts to help, and be in touch with him or her to find out if there are specific ways you can help. [Dig Deeper: Offering Help When Someone Experienced A Loss]

Show support to the family of the person who died by attending events held before the funeral or memorial service. [Dig Deeper: Etiquette at Wakes, Viewings, and Visitations and How You Can Help a Grieving Person Before the Funeral or Memorial Service]

Attend the funeral, graveside service, or memorial service and make sure that you follow the appropriate customs and etiquette. [Dig Deeper: Funeral Etiquette, Graveside Service Etiquette and Memorial Service Etiquette]

Show support to the family of the person who died by attending events after the funeral or memorial service. [Dig Deeper: Post-Funeral Reception Etiquette and How You Can Help at a Post-Service Reception]

Continue to show support to the bereaved immediately following and long after the funeral, which includes staying in touch with the bereaved and providing active support. [Dig Deeper: How to Show Your Support Beyond the Funeral and Long-Term Ways to Help Someone Grieving]