Dignitaries gather for Biden’s mother’s funeral

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A host of dignitaries are among the guests expected to attend the Delaware funeral for Jean Finnegan Biden, mother of Vice President Joe Biden.

The guest list for Tuesday’s funeral Mass at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Wilmington includes President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton, and about a dozen Cabinet officials.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Sens. Chris Dodd and Arlen Specter, and other members of Congress also are expected to attend.

Jean Biden died Friday at age 92 after falling ill in recent days. She broke her hip in a fall in March 2009.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A funeral service will be held in Delaware for Jean Finnegan Biden, the mother of Vice President Joe Biden.

The Tuesday morning service will be at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Wilmington.

The vice president’s 92-year-old mother died Friday after falling ill in recent days. She had suffered a broken hip in a fall in March 2009.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will attend the funeral.