How Does A Funeral Help In The Grieving Process?

By: Louis Bruno
Thursday, February 27, 2020

Funerals as a tradition have existed for literally thousands of years. There are many burial sites throughout the world that indicate this was the way people managed the disposal of a body after a death in their family. While most people conduct these services, not many are aware that it helps in the grieving process. Let’s take a look at how:

  • A funeral is one way to honor the deceased person and celebrate their life. The person’s family and friends congregate to attend this event. The person that has passed would have a specific influence on everyone’s life and a funeral is a time to mourn that loss.
  • When people lose someone close to them, they tend to go into denial. If the death was sudden or tragic, this aspect is even more evident. But when they go through the motions of conducting or attending a funeral, it gives them some sense of finality. They are then able to move past the denial stage and mourn the loss of that person.
  • A funeral provides comfort and a sense of stability when you feel unsure and uncertain about things.
  • Going through the service and the funeral demands focus and the process is very systematic. This helps people deal with the initial shock and move forward.
  • Funerals give family members, friends and acquaintances a chance to say farewell to the deceased person and they can all get some support from each other in their time of grief. This is a crucial aspect of the healing process.
  • When people attend a funeral they get spiritual comfort. Even atheists can find solace in these rituals that they go through when a loved one passes away.

If you want to know more about ashes, memorial services or cremation, don’t hesitate to contact us at Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Home. We’ll be happy to answer your questions.

Leave a comment
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.


Please wait

Previous Posts

Building A Bucket List

A bucket list contains a series of items or activities people want to experience before they die. It is a great way to set goals, accomplish new things, and visit interesting places. At Charles J. ...

Coping With Grief Over The Holidays

The holiday season is a time of joy, celebration, and togetherness. It is the time to spend some time with family and friends, sharing stories while enjoying delicious meals. Unfortunately, this se...

Comfort Foods For Those Who Are Grieving

Food is the last thing on someone's mind when they're grieving. It is fairly common to skip meals or eat smaller portions in times of extreme sadness. That can take a toll on the grieving individua...

How to Talk to Your Loved Ones about your Final Wishes

Discussing death with someone, especially a person you love can get very uncomfortable. However, if you feel that it’s the right time to talk about your last wishes with your family members, you ne...

Modern Ways To Memorialize A Loved One

Mourning the loss of your friends or family is a delicate situation to be in. Although expressing your sorrow and paying your respects is important, many people find it essential to celebrate the p...

Coping With the Death of a Sibling

Siblings are very close to us and so their loss can be a painful ordeal. Coping with the death of people who are so close to you can often be stressful. We at Charles J. O’ shea Funeral Home unders...

Who Can Serve As Pallbearers?

At a funeral service, pallbearers are the people that carry or escort the casket. Sometimes they can be between 6 and 8 pallbearers, and the number would depend on how many handles are on the caske...

Meaningful Gift Ideas for Someone Who Has Recently Lost Someone

Your companionship, support, and presence are some of the best gifts to provide a grieving friend. If someone very close to you has lost a loved one, you can help them by being there for them suppo...

Why Losing a Pet Can be So Difficult

Many pet owners believe that losing a pet is sometimes harder than losing a friend or loved one. They don't admit it out loud because others are likely to dismiss such feelings, but owners feel the...

What Can a Funeral Director Assist Me With?

Funeral directors play a vital role and offer a great deal of support to grieving families. They have the experience, skill, and compassion needed to handle sensitive events like funerals with resp...