Can a bank foreclose and sell the home of a deceased person without giving their executor and the beneficiary notice?

Question Details: My late husband had cancer and he had already done his Will 2 years prior. In it he names me executor and beneficiary, no one else. After he died I contacted the bank that holds the mortgage (a VA guaranteed loan). I sent them a copy of the Will, death certificate, and marriage license. I told them that he left no life insurance so would probate the Will as soon as I got the funds (it costs $300 to probate). The bank assured me that they would work with me on it, however it foreclosed on our home without sending notice of the foreclosure sale date, nothing. I found out a month later that it had been done. An attorney hired by the VA gave me 3 days to vacate the premises.

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