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My brothers funeral is coming up and internment is private.

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My brother's funeral is coming up and internment is private. Because he has a long time friend who does not have many friends, we have invited him to the internment but are wondering as the family does not really like him do we have to invite him to the luncheon afterward?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  Family Physician replied 6 years ago.
You don't "have" to do anything.

Since this is essentially a family affair, I see no reason why you should feel compelled to include a friend of the deceased. You have already extended the courtesy of including him in the internment.

I would suggest however to avoid hard feelings that you inform the invited family about the luncheon before the funeral and let them know that it will be a family-only affair.
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