NEWTON, Mass. Myra Kraft is being remembered as a hands-on philanthropist, a devoted mother and loving wife of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.
She was praised at an 80-minute service on Friday two days after she died of cancer at 68.
One of her four sons, Patriots president Jonathan Kraft, said his mother looked at the world through empathetic eyes.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Players Association chief DeMaurice Smith were among about 1,500 people in attendance. On Thursday, NFL owners voted 31-0 to approve a deal to end the lockout. NFLPA leaders are reviewing it.
Others attending the service were current New England players Tom Brady, Wes Welker and Jerod Mayo and former Patriots Drew Bledsoe, Curtis Martin, Tedy Bruschi and Troy Brown.