Question: What Do I Do During a Visitation or Wake?
How to act during a visitation or wake
Immediately upon arrival offer sympathy
to the family of the deceased. If you are at a loss for words, simply saying, “I’m sorry for your loss,” is appropriate. If you were close to the deceased but do not know the family, you should introduce yourself. If you are close friends with the family, you may have more heartfelt words to say. Viewing the deceased is an option but not necessary. Don’t forget to sign the guest book.