@Edward G. I take exception to your "answer." A divorce AND REMARRIAGE without having the first marriage annulled would put a Catholic in an irregular situation. Merely being non-practicing would not. Neither of those two scenarios would be a bar from having a Catholic funeral Mass and burial in a Catholic Cemetery. Catholics are entitled by virtue of their Baptism to what is called Christian Burial. Granted, there are pastors who can get annoyed about people asking for a burial of someone who has not darkened the doorway of a church in decades and had not given a penny to support the church either. But they should never refuse to bury the dead. The Catholic Church teaches about the mercy and inclusion of God.
As an aside, I cannot begin to try to imagine the cost of the Gandolfini funeral. Tons of security, extra police called in, the printing of the programs, etc. Interesting to note the number of his
"closest friends" who put their funeral programs up for bidding on Ebay. One had a buynow price of $1500. I kid you not. Soon dropped to $1300. And one for just $25.! Unbelievable. When there is a buck to be made, no one cares how ghoulish or gauche it may be.