, wife of the former president of the Generalitat and former mayor of Barcelona Pasqual Maragall, has received on Wednesday a massive farewell at the Sant Gervasi funeral home in Barcelona, after die suddenly at 75 Last monday.
From 9 o’clock, when the wake has begun, different personalities from the world of politics have approached the funeral home, which at the time of the funeral have crowded the facilities and completely filled the hall and halls, and uttering during the Warm applause ceremony.
The President of the Generalitat, Quim Torra; the former presidents Jordi Pujol along with Marta Ferrussola – who have left before the funeral -, Artur Mas and José Montilla; the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa; the Government delegate, Teresa Cunillera; the president of the Parliament, Roger Torrent; the mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, and former mayors Xavier Trias and Jordi Hereu.
Also the Councilors Pere Aragonès, Mariàngela Vilallonga, Alba Vergés, Josep Bargalló, Meritxell Budó, Miquel Buch; and exconsellers Joan Manuel Tresserras, Andreu Mas-Colell and Joaquim Nadal (PSC).
Likewise, the political representatives of JxCat Josep Costa and Eduard Pujol have attended; from ERC Marta Vilalta, Anna Caula and Rut Ribas; from PSC Miquel Iceta; of the communes Jéssica Albiach, as well as the deputy mayor of Barcelona Albert Batlle (PSC-Units) and the councilor of BCN Canvi Manuel Valls.
From the world of culture, Pepe Serra (MNAC) and Carles Bosch, director of the Alzheimer’s documentary about Pasqual Maragall filmed with Diana Garrigosa, ‘Bicycle, cullera, poma’, have also participated in the ceremony.
Pasqual Maragall, absent for health reasons
Despite the absence of Pasqual Maragall for health reasons, the children of the family have attended; Garrigosa’s brother-in-law and councilor of Barcelona, Ernest Maragall – along with his wife Pepa Gispert – and the entire extended family.
As sources close to the family have explained, inside the ceremony – which has lasted about 30 minutes and has been secular – the space has remained small and only relatives and friends of Garrigosa have been able to take a seat.
In the brief act there have been two speeches: one by the children, and another by Ernest Maragall, as detailed.
Singer Paco Ibáñez has sung ‘I remember you how you were’, based on verses by Pablo Neruda, and ‘Once upon a time’, by José Agustín Goytisolo; while singer Sílvia Pérez Cruz has performed ‘My best song’.
After the funeral, the deceased will receive a final goodbye in the Cemetery of Montjuïc in the absolute privacy, where it will be cremated, they have specified.