memorial service

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memorial service (plural memorial services)

  1. A ceremony to honor a deceased person; a funeral.
    They had a very moving, emotional memorial service for the two popular teen-aged girls who died in a car accident over the weekend.
  2. An informal service honoring a deceased person, especially one that does not adhere to the traditional customs of a funeral.
    When Grandpa died, instead of a traditional funeral, he wanted a memorial service where people were free to share their memories and socialize.

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