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Saoirse Kennedy Hill Buried

Saoirse Kennedy Hill, the 22-year-old granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy, was laid to rest Monday in Massachusetts in a private burial attended by her family following an emotional funeral service with a eulogy from uncle Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Her funeral took place earlier Monday at Our Lady of Victory Church, near the Kennedys’ storied compound on Cape Cod, before she was buried at nearby Saint Francis Xavier’s cemetery in Centerville.

The program also included lyrics from the Beyoncé song “XO” as well as a reworked version of the traditional Irish song “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.”

Saoirse’s name — which means “freedom” in Gaelic — was substituted into the song’s lyrics, printed alongside a smiling photo of her.

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