A friend of mine went to a funeral service, not a Mass, for a Catholic friend of hers. The funeral was held at a funeral home, not at a church. While she was there, some Catholics told her that they could not have a funeral Mass because the woman had been cremated. They stated that the deceased body must be present to have a funeral Mass. I have never heard of this before. Is this true? If so, why? If not, does anyone know where the misconception comes from?