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Goodbye to another Kennedy

POTOMAC, Md. (AP) - Peace Corps founder and 1972 Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate Sargent Shriver has been laid to rest alongside his late wife at a cemetery in Barnstable, Mass.

As darkness fell, family members stepped off a bus, carrying candles for the private service.

Earlier, in suburban Washington, D.C., Shriver was honored for a life dedicated to serving others. Vice President Joe Biden, first lady Michelle Obama and former President Bill Clinton were among those attending the funeral Mass.

One by one, many of Shriver's 19 grandchildren read short remembrances about their grandfather, recalling his passion for helping people, his hugs and his love of baseball.

Shriver died Tuesday at age 95 after battling Alzheimer's disease for the previous eight years.

Maria Shriver, daughter of Sargent Shriver, says she learned great lessons from her father.

Former President Bill Clinton says the late Sargent Shriver set an example in the turbulent era that began in the 1960's. Clinton also said John F. Kennedy's mantra of asking what Americans can do for their country was exemplified by the late Sargent Shriver.

Vice President Joe Biden tells the late Sargent Shriver's five children that he sees their serenity in the kind words said at their father's funeral.

Anthony Shriver headed the pall bearers carrying his father's, R. Sargent Shriver, casket into Our Lady of Mercy Parish for a funeral mass. 

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