A funeral service at which the coffin is closed. I know you want to have a closed-casket funeral for Aunt Mona, but her friends may want to see her one last time when they come to say goodbye. I'm definitely having a closed-casket funeral—seeing the corpse at a funeral service is freaky!
See also: funeral
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