|Page (1) of 1 - 05/18/12||email article||print page|
Amid apparent family rift, wake held for Mary Kennedy, estranged wife of RFK Jr.
BEDFORD, N.Y. (AP) ' Mary Richardson Kennedy is being mourned at a wake in a New York City suburb after the two sides of her grieving family faced off in court.
Vans full of people were making their way to the Kennedy house in Bedford on Friday evening. Reporters were kept at a distance from the home.
The wake came hours after a closed court session. A judge sealed details of the legal dispute, but it came as the Kennedy and Richardson families were finalizing arrangements for separate memorial services for the 52-year-old architect and environmentalist.
She hanged herself Wednesday after struggling for years with depression and alcohol. Sister-in-law Kerry Kennedy says Mary "fought with dignity, and in the end, the demons won."
Mary and Robert Kennedy were going through a lengthy, contested divorce.