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Wake to be held in Washington for Sargent Shriver

A wake is set in Washington for R. Sargent Shriver, an in-law of the Kennedys and the first director of the Peace Corps.

The public wake is Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown. Speakers include Rep. Steny Hoyer and former presidential candidate George McGovern.

On Saturday, a funeral Mass celebrated by Cardinal Donald Wuerl of the Archdiocese of Washington will be held at Our Lady of Mercy in Potomac, Md. A family spokesman says Vice President Joe Biden and first lady Michelle Obama will attend the Mass.

Shriver will be buried late Saturday in the same cemetery as his wife, Eunice, at St. Francis Xavier parish in Hyannis, Mass.

Shriver died Tuesday after being hospitalized for several days in his native Maryland. He was 95.

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