Mary Kennedy Funeral Honors "Radiant Life"

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Mary Richardson Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., was remembered for her generosity of spirit by family and friends at a private funeral.

It was closed to the media. The 52-year-old Mary Kennedy was found dead last week at her home. By all accounts, she committed suicide at her home.

The event, held at NYC's Standard Hotel, was hosted by the Richardson family.

Mary Kennedy Photo

"I think it was one of the most amazing memorials I've ever been to in terms of the level of affection," said one attendee. "It was incredible."

A slide show of photos of Mary played during the two-hour memorial, attended by many of Mary's friends, including sister-in-law Kerry Kennedy.

Participants avoided any mention of Mary's troubles, but talked extensively about her beauty and intelligence, generosity and kindness.

Attendees were given a card, featuring a photo of the architect, environmentalist and mother. It said: "In celebration of her radiant life."

A funeral for Mary Kennedy was held Saturday in Bedford, N.Y., a hamlet about an hour north of New York City where she lived.

Burial was at a cemetery in Centerville, Mass., several miles from the Kennedys' famed Cape Cod seaside compound in Hyannis Port.