WASHINGTON (AP) -- Kara Kennedy, the oldest of three children of
the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, was being remembered at funeral services as a thoughtful friend and devoted mother who also had a
During the services at Holy Trinity Church in Washington on Wednesday, her brother Ted Kennedy Jr. said she was "always up for
anything and always there to help."
Kara Kennedy died Friday after a workout at a Washington health
club. The 51-year-old had been diagnosed with lung cancer in 2002
but underwent successful surgery and treatment. Her brother Patrick
Kennedy said the treatment left her physically weakened, however,
and that her heart gave out.
Among those attending the funeral were Vice President Joe Biden,
Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, and relatives Caroline Kennedy and
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