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JFK Jr, Carolyn Buried At Sea
July 22, 1999
The Kennedy family bid a tearful adieu to John F. Kennedy
Jr, his wife and sister-in-law scattering their mortal remains into the sea off Martha's Vineyard, where the three met their
watery grave in a plane crash last Friday.
The ashes of John, his wife Carolyn Bessette and her sister
Lauren Bessette were immersed in the Atlantic Ocean about five km from the crash site by a group of 15 members of the Kennedy
and Bessette families aboard the navy destroyer USS Brisco.
The bodies were received on Wednesday from the wreckage
of the six-seater Piper Saratoga 32 piloted by John himself and were cremated after an autopsy at the Barnstable County Hospital.
Dressed in black clothing, the mourners included John's
sister, Caroline, his uncle Senator Edward M. Kennedy, and cousins Maria Shriver and William Kennedy Smith. The Mother of
the Bessette sisters, Ann Freeman, stepfather Richard Freeman, and Lauren's twin sister, Lisa Ann Bessette.
Three folded American flags and three wreaths with red,
yellow and white flowers had been placed on the ship. St.Thomas More's Roman Catholic church on new York's upper east side,
where Kennedys mother, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, often attended mass, said it would hold a memorial service for Kennedy
and his wife Friday morning.
President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton
attended the service.