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May 16, 2022

President’s mother interred

President Traian Basescu and his family members interred his mother Elena Basescu yesterday at the Central Cemetery in Constanta. Her remains were placed along those of the President’s father, Dumitru Basescu, who died in 2002. The religious service was officiated by a group of priests led by His Holiness Teodosie, Archbishop of Tomis. The funeral was attended by Premier Emil Boc, the deceased’s relatives and friends, regular people, state officials (current and former Ministers), as well as local authorities. According to Adevarul.ro, the funeral was also attended by Steaua FC owner Gigi Becali, by Basescu’s godson Bercea Mondialu, and by Prince Paul of Romania and Princess Lia. Elena Basescu was 81. She died on Monday afternoon because of medical complications. She was living with a nun in an apartment in one of Constanta’s neighbourhoods. On hearing the news President Traian Basescu left the European Union – Asia Summit early Tuesday morning.

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