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funeral home \fu"ner*al home`\, n. An establishment, usually commercial, where the bodies of dead persons are prepared for viewing before burial or cremation; called also funeral parlor, mortuary, funeral chapel and informally, undertaker's. The body may or may not be preserved by embalming before viewing or burial, and in some cases the body is not exposed for viewing, though present in a casket. Often, some form of memorial service is held for the deceased at the funeral home, where friends and relatives may come to pay their respects to the dead, and express condolence to the family. The work of preparation of the body and many other arrangements related to the funeral and burial are carried out by an undertaker or mortician who manages the funeral home.
n. A mortuary where the friends and relatives of the deceased may attend a wake, or pay their last respects.
Funeral Home (also known as Cries in the Night) is a 1980 Canadian horror/thriller directed by William Fruet starring Lesleh Donaldson, Kay Hawtrey, Jack Van Evera, Alf Humphreys, and Harvey Atkin. Both Donaldson and Humphreys would later become cult favorites of the horror genre for the film, and also Donaldson's roles in Happy Birthday to Me (1981) and Curtains (1983), and Humphreys in Death Weekend (1976) and My Bloody Valentine (1981). Fruet would later direct the 1986 slasher film Killer Party.
Usage examples of "funeral home".
They dressed Kenny up to look like Louie Moon, brought the guns and ammo to the funeral home in the hearse, parked the hearse in the garage, and then all they had to do was run the boxes between the garage and the back door to the cellar.
In the time he was at that funeral home, he passed up two other women of roughly equal age and condition.
Then I discussed the music with the church organist and lined up hosts for tomorrow night at the funeral home and hired the marching band.
At the funeral home, Daubert stood inside the doorway, greeting people with his patented smile, beside a small table that displayed wallet-sized calendars with the funeral home's name and address printed on back.
I also got another call from my wife's brother who runs the funeral home that took the body out.
Laurie was about to leave when she thought about the Spoletto Funeral Home.