Mourners gather in NY for funeral of Mary Kennedy

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Members of Mary Richardson Kennedy's family remove the casket holding her, the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., at St. Patrick's Church in Bedford, N.Y., Saturday, May 19, 2012. Kennedy was found dead of an apparent suicide this week at her home in Bedford. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
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Members of Mary Richardson Kennedy's family remove the casket holding her, the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., at St. Patrick's Church in Bedford, N.Y., Saturday, May 19, 2012. Kennedy was found dead of an apparent suicide this week at her home in Bedford. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

BEDFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Mourners gathered at a modest stone church north of New York City for the funeral of Mary Richardson Kennedy.

The estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was found dead of an apparent suicide this week at her home in Bedford.

The service Saturday at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church was private, but the list of celebrities attending was a testament to both the Kennedy star power, and Mary's knack for friendship.

Mourners included Susan Sarandon and tennis great John McEnroe. Glenn Close sang and "Seinfeld" co-creator Larry David spoke during the ceremony.

Mary's sister-in-law and lifelong friend, Kerry Kennedy, told reporters gathered outside the church that she was "brilliant" and "beautiful."

She says Mary Kennedy battled severe depression for years.

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