What is the purpose of an after funeral collation?

I mean, you go to a funeral and mourn and then go back to someones house or something and eat food and mingle. I just dont understand the point. It couldnt necessarily mean to get together with everyone because you already did at the funeral and its not exactly the happiest reunion occasion. Besides noone has fun... show more I mean, you go to a funeral and mourn and then go back to someones house or something and eat food and mingle. I just dont understand the point. It couldnt necessarily mean to get together with everyone because you already did at the funeral and its not exactly the happiest reunion occasion. Besides noone has fun at a collation because they are all still drying their tears.

So whats the real purpose?
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