In spite of the pain they could be feeling in those moments, the recommendation is to accompany the direct relatives of the deceased in the most comprehensive and affectionate way. Sometimes, the less you talk, the better; an eye contact should be enough to know what the person needs, how you can be of any help. It is commonly said that a hug is worth a thousand words; in the case of a death it is very important to embrace hard the mourners to let them know they are not alone, that you understand what they are going through and respect this painful moment that will mark them forever.
It is common to notice that when you hug people who face a death they are trembling. In such a circumstance they feel shocked, dismayed, they are very sensitive and require as much affection as possible. This affective support is given directly by the family, by relatives, but also by friends in the case that the person has no more living relatives to accompany him in his pain. Certainly, true friends may provide support and help in different ways: providing food to the mourners, a moment of rest so he can relax and gain strength while another person attends the viewing or also through monetary support to cover the cost of the funeral.
There are many ways in which family, relatives and friends can give support to those who face the death of a relative, particularly when we talk about affective and emotional aspects, the most delicate aspects in this moment.