A Funeral Wake
is a gathering held after a person’s passing, offering a space for family and friends to remember, support, and share memories. Often held at a home, funeral home, or community venue, it provides an informal setting where attendees can express condolences, exchange stories, and offer comfort to the bereaved. Wakes can be somber or celebratory, reflecting the individual’s life and personality. They play a vital role in the grieving process, fostering a sense of unity among those affected by the loss and allowing them to begin the healing journey together.