Myra Kraft Funeral
July 22, 2011 by Post Team
Myra Kraft Funeral, Past and present Patriots [team stats] players, politicians and the elite of the NFL joined hundreds of mourners today to pay their last respects to Myra Kraft, who lost her battle with cancer this week. About 1,500 people filled the Temple Emanuel in Newton Centre at a funeral service for women 68 years of age, Patriots owner Robert Kraft of. Troy Brown, a retired receiver, said Myra Kraft was the “force” behind the family who rescued the team leading the Patriots to Super Bowl success.
“She was always telling us to return to the community,” Brown told the Herald after the service. “I could not have been the greatest person in the world, but had a big heart.”
Among the guests were Gov. Deval Patrick, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and his wife, Angela, Senate President Therese Murray and House Speaker Robert DeLeo. Coach Bill Belichick of the Patriots and his girlfriend Linda Holliday were also present, as does New York real estate Donald Trump and his wife Titan.
Players in attendance-included team captain Tom Brady [Statistics] and Jerod Mayo, Vince Wilfork [stats], retired linebacker Tedy Bruschi [Statistics] and his wife, Heidi, Patrick Chung safety and offensive linemen Dan Sebastian Vollmer and Koppen. Former quarterback Drew Beldsoe and Raiders defensive end and former Patriot star, Richard Seymour [Statistics] came too.
Former commissioner Paul Tagliabue of the NFL was present, as the Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones. Current NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, was also in the service. Cardinal Sean O’Malley was also seen arriving at the temple.
Red Sox owner John Henry and his wife, Linda, and past the Patriots Willie McGinest and Rodney Harrison [Statistics] was also present.
Patriots and Jets running back Curtis Martin ex told the Herald after the service Myra Kraft took him in when he was a newcomer just offered him a homemade chicken soup when I was sick of eating out.
“It’s always those little things that mean a lot,” he said. “I never had the opportunity to thank her for taking me in her wings.”
Yesterday, President Jonathan Kraft Patriots took a short break during the meeting of NFL owners in Atlanta to talk to reporters about his mother, who died Wednesday. “I enjoyed my mother is going to football matches and became a fan of the Patriots, but what she was most passionate about trying to touch the lives of others and help people live better lives, and their time, the people who help others improve their lives – the exponential effect of that was very important to her, “said Kraft, who cast the vote of the team in a new collective agreement for the NFL last night. “With the huge wave of support, I do not think that had anything to do with football, I had to do with her work in her 68 years on this planet.”
Kraft also thanked those who sent condolences. Team officials also said that donations are encouraged Solidarity Myra Kraft Scholarship Fund.
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