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Mourners gather in New York for funeral of Mary Kennedy

Members Kennedy family arrive for funeral Mary RichardsKennedy estranged wife Robert F. Kennedy Jr. St. Patrick's Church Bedford N.Y. Saturday

Members of the Kennedy family arrive for the funeral of Mary Richardson Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., 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. Robert F. Kennedy Jr., stands third from left. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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Updated: May 19, 2012 4:54PM



BEDFORD, N.Y. — Mourners gathered at a modest stone church north of New York City for the funeral of Mary Richardson Kennedy.

The estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was found dead of an apparent suicide this week at her home in Bedford.

The service Saturday at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church was private, but the list of celebrities attending was a testament to both the Kennedy star power, and Mary’s knack for friendship.

Mourners included Susan Sarandon and tennis great John McEnroe. Glenn Close sang and “Seinfeld” co-creator Larry David spoke during the ceremony.

Mary’s sister-in-law and lifelong friend, Kerry Kennedy, told reporters gathered outside the church that she was “brilliant” and “beautiful.”

She says Mary Kennedy battled severe depression for years.



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