|Published:||Jan 23, 2011 2:02 AM EST|
|Updated:||Jan 22, 2011 11:02 PM EST|
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.
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