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Funeral services begin in Chicago for Maggie Daley

Funeral services begin at Chicago church for city's former first lady Maggie Daley By The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) ' Former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley held his hand on his heart and watched solemnly as the hearse bearing his wife's casket arrived outside a Chicago church for a funeral Mass. He was surrounded by his daughters and grandchildren.

An Irish bagpipe band played as the procession for former first lady Maggie Daley arrived Monday morning at Old St. Patrick's Catholic Church near downtown. Pallbearers included Bill Daley, the former mayor's brother and the White House chief of staff.

Cardinal Francis George is expected to say Mass.

Dignitaries attending the funeral include first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

Maggie Daley died Thursday after a long battle with cancer. She was 68.

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