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Kennedy Family Statement On Senator’s Death

The Kennedy family released a statement announcing the death Tuesday night of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy:

Edward M. Kennedy – the husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle we loved so deeply – died late Tuesday night at home in Hyannis Port.   We’ve lost the irreplaceable center of our family and joyous light in our lives, but the inspiration of his faith, optimism, and perseverance will live on in our hearts forever.   We thank everyone who gave him care and support over this last year, and every one who stood with him for so many years in his tireless march for progress toward justice, fairness and opportunity for all.  He loved this country and devoted his life to serving it.   He always believed that our best days were still ahead, but it’s hard to imagine any of them without him.

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  • Jeannie Adams

    I have a wonderful personal memory of Senator Kennedy. I was a little girl in the early 60′s when I first saw Ted Kennedy. He marched in our 4th of July parade at a small Boston neighborhood known as Readville. The parade was on 4 corners, it’s on the Dedham/Readville line. I knew then this was a special moment that I would always remember. I felt honored that this distinguished young Senator took the time to come to our town. I will never forgot that moment and all you have done since for the people of Massachusetts and this country. Thank you for your dedication and service to us all. Our lives have been forever changed for the better because of you. You will be forever in our hearts. Jeannie Adams

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