Mourners Pay Respects to Maggie Daley

November 28, 2011

Mourners remembering Chicago's former first lady of 22 years have called her an inspirational and passionate woman, but she's also being called the greatest gift Pittsburgh ever gave to Chicago.

The funeral Mass for Maggie Daley was Monday at one of Chicago's oldest churches. The Rev. John Wall of Old St. Patrick's Catholic Church says he often bragged to strangers about Maggie Daley, who grew up in Pittsburgh.

He called her a gift from the East Coast city and thanked members of her family.

The wife of former Mayor Richard Daley died on Thanksgiving after a long battle with cancer. She was 68.

Hundreds attended the service, including stars of the political and movie worlds. Among them were first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and filmmaker George Lucas.

Story source: AP