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Woman bans ‘blood family’ from her funeral and publishes strict guest list in her obituary

In life, sometimes people don’t always get on very well with their family – it’s sad, but it’s true.

Family feuds can get pretty messy and we recently saw how one man had fallen out with his in-laws over their babysitting methods, while a woman was about to get into it with her daughter over lies about her dad.

And now we’ve seen that these ugly grudges can even be held after a family member has passed away.

As reported by The Daily Star, Maria Paz Fuentes Fernandez, a woman from Spain, has gone viral following her death on June 2, as she used her obituary to ban her relatives from attending her funeral and share the exclusive guest list.

Published in El Progreso newspaper in Lugo, Galicia, the obituary read: “Since my family has not been by blood for a long time, I declare in my last will and testament that only the people mentioned below can attend my funeral service, be it at the funeral parlour, church or cemetery.”

Maria, whose age has not been given, went on to list 15 names of people who were invited to her funeral.

She added: “To everyone else who never cared during my life, I want you to carry on living far away from me, just like you were before.”

Many people have commented on the obituary online on Twitter, with some branding the woman “brave” for being so honest in her final moments.

One person tweeted: “If they left her alone during her life, they can get lost with their hypocrisy, well away from her funeral.

“Great lesson from this lady putting them in her place.”

Another said: “My respect and total admiration for Mrs Maria Paz, rest in peace.”

However, others weren’t impressed and thought the obituary was a “disgrace”.

Someone else wrote: “Dying bitter has to be one of the saddest ways to die, truthfully.”

Another proclaimed she must have been an “unhappy, spiteful woman”.

The strict guest list is in accordance with current coronavirus guidelines in Galicia, which allow for up to 25 people to attend funerals and cremations.