As Tom Stanley lay dying, his heart worn down by time, Lillian Stanley searched for ways to console her husband. Each day he spent at Presbyterian Hospital in January, she would gather family and friends around him--those who had loved him and those who had wronged him--so Stanley, 83, could make his peace. Many nights she would refuse to leave his side, sleeping lightly in the chair by his bed, stirring... More >>>
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All in the family: After Tom Stanley died, his wife, Lillian (center photo), would sue their daughter Jill Meletio (top photo, far right) and her husband, Larry, left, for allegedly taking the Stanleys' furniture, paintings and family heirlooms for their own use. Their youngest son, Hutch (bottom photo, center), would encourage his mother to file the lawsuit against his sister.