Of course, your loved ones will understand if you don't answer their expression of sympathy or rude to them in response. But think about how they'd be uncomfortable – after all they are also upset and worried because of your loss. Better thank them at least a nod. Hug a loved one – don't be afraid to appear weak, and discover that you need support. Loving you, is sure you can help.
The acceptance of sympathy from distant relatives – it is quite delicate. It all depends on how you experience grief. If you are not going after cousins aunt expressed condolences to you, to listen to her lamentations about what a good man was the late, better to thank her and move away to other guests. Thus, you will not violate the rules of decorum.
If you have the desire to cry, you can and do share memories of the deceased, to tell happy moments of your life, to cry. The main thing – do not tighten this therapeutic conversation, because you expect other people who came to say goodbye to the deceased.
Your colleagues will also want to offer my condolences. It is likely that along with this they will collect some money to help you with the funeral arrangements. Some companies also help with transport. Such assistance should be taken with gratitude, but not full of compliments to the management, after this part of the expenditure provided in the budget, but financial assistance would gather for any of your colleagues, who are in the same situation.
If the deceased was widely known, probably, representatives of radio, press and television will also want to Express my condolences for your loss. You may sincerely want to support and then you should politely tell reporters "thank you" for their words. However, if you understand what you are trying to speak for the interview, feel free to specify such soboleznuem on the door.