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My name isXXXXX a licensed attorney. I am honestly sorry for your circumstances, very much appreciate your patronage, and am glad to try and help out. I also send my sincere condolences on the loss.
Accordingly, I'm pleased to say that the law is clear in such a case. Here's how this works. If the husband died with a will, then the provisions thereof govern. In other words, if the will says "no showing" or "I want a showing", that final request will be honored. However, if the person died without a will, then the preference of the spouse will govern. This is the case even though the couple was separated for a number of years, as long as a final divorce decree had not been entered by the Court.
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I truly hope all works out for you.