The wife of convicted fraudster Bernie Madoff was banned from her son's funeral by his furious wife, it was claimed today.This is as it should be, and may it last forever.
Ruth Madoff flew from Florida to Greenwich, Connecticut to attend the memorial service of son Mark, who committed suicide last December.
But according to People magazine, she was turned away by his unforgiving widow Stephanie.
The magazine reported that instead Mrs Madoff spent the time privately mourning with a friend.
After her husband's Ponzi scheme collapsed in 2008 she was warned by her sons Mark and Andrew to leave 72-year-old Mr Madoff or lose contact with them.
At the time she chose her sons.
But after Mr Madoff was attacked in prison in 2009 she reneged, returning to his side.
Her furious sons then severed all ties with her.
The magazine quoted a friend as saying Mrs Madoff had considered suicide herself.
'She told me, 'At night, it gets to me - the shame, the disgrace, all the stuff that killed Mark",' the friend said.
Our sincere condolences to Stephanie Madoff.