Mary Kennedy is mourned at private funeral in NY

May 19, 2012 • National News

Members of Mary Richardson Kennedy’s family embrace as the casket holding Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., arrives at St. Patrick’s Church in Bedford, N.Y. Saturday, May 19, 2012. Kennedy was found dead of an apparent suicide this week at her home in Bedford. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

BEDFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Family and friends gathered Saturday at a modest stone church in a hamlet north of New York City for the funeral of Mary Richardson Kennedy, the latest member of that charmed and cursed family to fall victim to tragedy and inner demons.

The service, held on a beautiful spring morning, was private, but the list of celebrities attending was a testament to both Kennedy star power, and Mary’s knack for friendship.

The mourners included actors Susan Sarandon, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase and Edward James Olmos, tennis great John McEnroe and musician Paul Shaffer. Login to read more

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