The grandmother of one of my husband's Dominican co-workers passed away last week, and the funeral is being held tomorrow. Despite the fact that we are in Santo Domingo and the funeral is being held in the Cibao region, and that no one in the company ever met the grandmother, most of the employees of the company are planning to attend. At first my husband thought that so many strangers turning up would be an intrusion into the family's private time of grief, but since everyone is going, he feels he should go too. Is it typical for any and everyone even remotely connected to a family to turn up for a funeral in this country? Will the family mind? I suspect that the culture here is quite different to back home. Any insights will be gratefully received.