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Widows Fight over Remains of WWII Veteran

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Dec 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

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Marriage, divorce and remarriage sparks debate on veteran's burial site.

A veteran of World War II recently passed away. Now two widows are fighting, according the Daily Mail in "Widows at war: British and American wives of war hero banker both want him buried in their own local cemetery - on opposite sides of the Atlantic - so they can visit his grave."

The saga begins with Paul Lewis Morigi fighting for the U.S. during World War II. While in England, he met and fell in love with Olive Murphy.

The two got married in 1944 and they divorced when Olive decided she did not want to move to America with him. She feared she would miss her family too much.

Morigi went on to be a successful banker and a very wealthy man. He also got remarried to an American, Muriel Morigi. They were married for 40 years and had two children together.

At the age of 92, Paul Lewis Morigi divorced Muriel and moved to England where he remarried Olive Murphy.

For now at least, the dispute between the two women does not appear to be over Morigi's assets but over where Morigi should be buried.

They both would like him buried close to them, so they can visit his grave easily. Of course, this could easily turn into a fight over his assets later.

It might have been wise of Morigi to leave burial instructions.

Reference: Daily Mail (Nov. 3, 2017) "Widows at war: British and American wives of war hero banker both want him buried in their own local cemetery - on opposite sides of the Atlantic - so they can visit his grave."

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Nina Whitehurst

Attorney at Law Nina has been practicing law for over 30 years in the areas of estate planning, real estate and business law She is currently licensed in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon and Tennessee. Her Martindale-Hubbell attorney rating is the highest achievable: 5 stars in peer...

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