Family feud leads to stolen ashes from Queens funeral home: lawsuit


A household feud between a girl and her dead sister’s children obtained so unhealthy, she allegedly stole her sibling’s ashes from a Queens funeral house, a lawsuit claims.

The merciless deceit performed out when the lady pretended to be her niece, and known as Leahy-McDonald Funeral Home in Richmond Hill asking to have a younger relative choose up the ashes of Mohie Mangru, 71, in accordance to courtroom papers.

The facility launched Mangru’s ashes, with out confirming that the lady who known as was really Mangru’s daughter, a lawsuit claims.

The sister of Mohie Mangru — who passed away in February 2021 — allegedly impersonated Mangru's daughter to pick up the ashes.
The sister of Mohie Mangru, above, allegedly impersonated her daughter to choose up the ashes.

The daughter, Noressa Bethune, grew to become suspicious when nobody known as her after her mother’s Feb. 28, 2021, funeral to retrieve the stays, she stated in courtroom papers.

Bethune claims she was informed “that only she would receive the death certificate and decedent’s ashes because she signed the contract” with the funeral house, in accordance to a Queens Supreme Court lawsuit filed by Bethune and her siblings.

She later realized one other particular person had claimed the ashes — and unfold them earlier this month at Rockaway Beach, in accordance to a dwell Facebook video.

Bethune and her aunt don’t get alongside, stated Bethune’s lawyer, Eric Rothstein, who stated the aunt is the one who known as the funeral house pretending to be Bethune, and is believed to have unfold the ashes. Bethune and her siblings aren’t suing their aunt, Rothstein stated.

The funeral house says in a March 2 authorized submitting responding to Bethune’s claims that it’s not completely to blame for the error, which was “caused” by the dead lady’s youngsters.

A lawyer for the funeral house didn’t return a message searching for remark.

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