HYANNIS, Mass. (AP) – A public wake for Eunice Kennedy Shriver has been scheduled for a Cape Cod church.

A family spokesman says the wake will be held Thursday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church in the Centerville section of Barnstable, not far from the family’s Hyannis Port compound.

Family members gathered privately on Tuesday night. The family did not immediately announce plans for a funeral service.

Shriver, the sister of President John F. Kennedy and Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, died Tuesday morning at Cape Cod Hospital at age 88.

Shriver, who founded the Special Olympics and fundamentally changed the way Americans thought of and treated the mentally disabled, had suffered a series of strokes in recent years.


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