Another Kennedy funeral

For Kara Kennedy Allen, daughter of Ted Kennedy.  Details:

The funeral for Kara Kennedy, the eldest child of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, will be held Wednesday in Washington.

Kara Kennedy died Friday at age 51, collapsing after her daily workout at a health club.

Her family says in a statement that a wake will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Gawler’s Funeral Home in Washington. A funeral Mass is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Holy Trinity Church.

Both will be open to the public but closed to the media. Burial will be private.

Kara Kennedy never sought elected office like many in her family, but she helped with her father’s presidential and Senate campaigns. She worked as a filmmaker and in television and was active in an array of causes from the arts to fighting fetal alcohol syndrome.

Holy Trinity Church, meantime, has some history.  It was founded by Archbishop John Carroll, the first Catholic bishop in America, in 1794, and it was where John Kennedy and his family frequently went to Mass.  It  was also the site of Tim Russert’s funeral in 2008.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her …


  1. 51 is way to young to leave this world. My sympathy to family.

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