An obituary for a woman in Florida has laid bare a vicious feud between her daughters, as one accuses the other of treating their mother like an ATM and keeping her in a ‘cage’.
Ann Viaros Samios died in Miami aged 96 on April 30 yet her obituary only ran on Sunday after her eldest daughter was accused of being ‘too cheap and lazy’ to write it eight months ago.
Samios’ youngest daughter Patricia, 55, finally wrote the obituary this week, branding her unnamed sister an ‘abusive, hateful daughter’ and declaring that she is ‘spiritually “dead” to us’.
Ann Viaros Samios died in Miami aged 96 on April 30 yet her obituary was only published this week following a feud between her daughters that delayed it for eight months
Samios’ youngest daughter Patricia, 55, claims her unnamed older sister was supposed to write the obit eight months before but was ‘too cheap and lazy’ to do so
The obituary begins as normal stating that Samios was born on November 4, 1923, in Kythira, Greece before detailing her death of unknown causes.
It begins to take a turn, however, once Patricia starts to list the remaining members of their family and refuses to name her older sister.
‘She is survived by brother Menas Viaros, niece Christine Viaros and 2 children, Patricia Samios, 55, and a much older, abusive, hateful daughter, whose name will not be mentioned and is considered spiritually “dead” to us,’ she writes.
The younger daughter then goes on to make various allegations against her sister, including taking money from their mother and keeping her isolated away from her family.
‘As the older daughter who treated her mother solely as a human ATM, both in life and in death, it was her responsibility to run the obit eight months ago, yet too cheap and lazy to do so,’ she writes.
‘On behalf of my uncle, cousin and myself, we celebrate my loving mother’s passing from this earth,’ Patricia continues.
‘We hope she lives in the afterlife with peace of knowing she is free from the nightmare of sharing a “cage” where she was kept completely isolated by a daughter from hell, the last 4 years of her life.’
The obituary, which has since been deleted from the Miami Herald’s database, concludes with Patricia stating that she now hopes to fight against ‘elderly abuse’ after her mother’s experience.
‘As the younger daughter, my greatest wish now is to stimulate a national movement that mandates a purposeful and dedicated war against elderly abuse and neglect as well as estate looting,’ she states.