Grandmother leaves a very cheeky image behind to be displayed at her funeral
Italian funerals often feature a large photo of the dearly departed, and there’s often a photo of the deceased mounted on their gravestone too.
But 84-year-old Irma Filomena Nanni has left an image of herself behind that mourners will never forget.
The beloved grandma died on 18th August.in the north-eastern town of Spadarolo in the province of Rimini, in the region of Emilia-Romagna
She was buried on the 20th, and the unusual snap chosen to adorn her gravestone and her funeral poster features a very cheeky gesture.
The snap was uploaded to Facebook and has been shared more than 1,400 times and has collected some 250 comments on the “Mad (people) of Rimini” page.
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Nonna Irma was a mother of four as well as a grandmother of four.
And the family said they chose the photo “to represent our mother in the best possible way”.
Her daughter, Daniela Mancini, said: “It wasn’t my mother’s choice (of photo) it was ours.
“My mother and my father were born in Rimini.
“She was a shepherd alongside him until us four children came into the world.
“Then she did other jobs including that of a housewife.”
She added: “She was cremated and chose a secular service for her farewell.
“She wasn’t religious and priests weren’t popular with her.
“My mother was born in the wrong age, she was a type of feminist with an open mind and original.”
Some expressed shock over the photo, while others were touched by Nonna Irma’s – and the family’s – frankness.
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One of her grandsons, Nadir, appeared on Facebook to rebut the claims that the photo was inappropriate.
He said to one: “Probably if she (my grandma) had heard you, she would have told you to f**k off too.”
He then added: “I’m the grandson and I can assure you that she (Irma) would’ve chosen that photo as well.”
Laura Fantini told the family on Facebook: “You relatives have been consistent with your grandma’s personality, so middle finger to those who don’t hold back on their words or judgements.
“I wish I could have seen the face of the priest and the funeral directors!
“Condolences for your loss.”
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