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A woman’s role at the death of a family member

What are the responsibilities a female family member can take on following the death of a parent, spouse or sibling, other than of course praying and giving solace to other family members (provided they find the strength to do so)? Is it any different to the responsibilities and roles of male family members? If there are any differences, what happens when the deceased has left behind only a wife or sister, or a wife and only one or several female children?