Second Disinterment Denied

After second wife of decedent had the remains of her late husband disinterred from his original grave and reburied at a different cemetery, the petition of the decedent’s children to have their father disinterred a second time and reburied in the first cemetery was denied, the court finding that the wife was entitled to rely on the decision of the local registrar that she was the only “next of kin” whose consent was needed to issue a disinterment permit.  McCarthy et al. v. McCarthy, 6 Fid.Rep.3rd 315 (O.C. Lawrence Co. 6/10/2016), aff’d, No. 1013 WDA 2016 (Pa. Super. 4/17/2017) (non-precedential).

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