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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2009 8:39 am | Updated: 2:12 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

HYANNIS, Mass. -- Special Olympians, family and friends gathered Friday for a private funeral Mass to honor the life of presidential sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver. The founder of the Special Olympics, who is widely credited with helping to change the world's perception of the mentally disabled, died Tuesday at age 88. Her only living brother, Sen. Edward Kennedy, who has been battling brain cancer, did not attend his sister's funeral.

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