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Mum gets passive-aggressive obituary from fighting kids

Unrest in peace

Mum gets passive-aggressive obituary from fighting kids

After your death, you'd like to think that your family would all unite in overwhelming grief over the loss. Preferably involving some sort of mass candlelit vigil.

You probably don't want this to happen.

When 93-year-old Josie Anello died, her son AJ did what any respectful son would do: he put an obituary in the local newspaper. For the most part, it was a warm tribute. For the most part, that is.

After detailing her age, marriage and loving nature, the obit went on to read the following: "She is survived by her son 'AJ', who loved and cared for her; Daughter 'Ninfa', who betrayed her trust, and Son 'Peter', who broke her heart." Yeah, not ideal.

The rather biased AJ had been warring with his sister Ninfa over their mother's money while Peter had been estranged from the family for more than 25 years. AJ insists that the obituary reflected what his mother had been insisting right up until the end. Well, sort of.

"She didn't put it like that," AJ said, "but I being a journalist myself have a passion for the truth."

Amen to that.

[via Tampa Bay Times]

(Image: Rex Features)