By Debbie Emery – Radar Reporter
Even in death she is struggling to find peace.
As RadarOnline.com was first to report, the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was discovered dead at her Mount Kisco, New York home Wednesday. The 52-year-old former architect had committed suicide.
Mary’s body was released after Robert got a court order directing the Westchester County medical examiner turn over the body to the Clark Associates Funeral Home, reported ABCNews.com.
The Medical Examiner’s office had previously refused to make the hand over to Clark Associates, who have been preparing the funeral upon Kennedy’s request, because the deceased’s siblings and her estranged husband’s family were fighting over where she would be buried.
It is expected that there will be a private wake on Friday night or early Saturday morning at one of the family’s homes, and then a funeral at 10 a.m. Saturday at an undisclosed location.
A long time friend, who spoke to Mary on Monday, told Radar they were sadly not surprised by reports that the 52-year-old had taken her own life, as she was facing mounting financial woes and the end of her marriage.
Not pleased that the powerful family is taking over her final farewell, Mary’s brothers and sister are planning a sunset memorial Monday night at the Standard Hotel in Manhattan.
“The first task is for Mary’s family to take her to her final resting place, with the dignity and love she deserves,” her siblings wrote in a statement released Friday.