RIPR News
1:03 pm
Thu August 26, 2010

Family marks death of Edward Kennedy

Boston, Mass. – Senator Edward Kennedy's family marked the one-year anniversary of his death in Massachusetts with a Mass and the renaming of a community health center in his honor.

Family members, including Kennedy's widow Victoria Reggie Kennedy, began Wednesday with a memorial Mass at Our Lady of Victory Church in Centerville near their Cape Cod home.

Kennedy's son, Edward Kennedy Junior, spoke later in Worcester at the renaming of the Great Brook Valley Health Center for his father.

Kennedy said his father helped create the community health center movement around the country and always felt a close connection to the centers. He said he felt comforted knowing his father helped touch so many lives.

The senator died a year ago at age 77 from brain cancer. He had spent 47 years in the Senate.