Mourners pay respects to US vice president’s son, Beau Biden

Author: Associated Press
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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) – Hundreds of mourners greeted Vice President Joe Biden and his family with hugs and condolences as they paid their respects to his eldest son, who died of brain cancer last week.

Former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden was 46.

Beau Biden lay in honor Thursday in the state Senate chamber in Dover.

The vice president and other family members stood for hours in a receiving line at Legislative Hall, embracing and shaking hands with well-wishers.

The farewell tribute was to continue Friday, with afternoon and evening viewing hours at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Wilmington.

A funeral Mass was to be held Saturday at St. Anthony, with President Barack Obama delivering a eulogy.

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