Years later, Mary opened up about what happened and why she alone knew where Freddie’s ashes were.
Not even his family ever knew what she did with them, although she gave them one final opportunity to say goodbye.
Mary said: “He suddenly announced one day after Sunday lunch, ‘I know exactly where I want you to put me. But nobody is to know because I don’t want anyone to dig me up.’
“Those were his exact words, ‘I just want to rest in peace.'”
It took Mary a couple of years before she was ready to lay his ashes to rest and she went to extraordinary lengths to keep their final location secret.