BOSTON, Massachusetts (CNN) - Friends, family and colleagues arrived under black umbrellas on a rainy, gray Saturday at a Boston church for the funeral Mass to celebrate the life of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.
As the guests arrived at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica, they were greeted by Kennedy's widow, Victoria Kennedy.
Earlier, friends had gathered at John F. Kennedy Presidential Library to pay respects around his flag-draped casket before leaving for the funeral in the Mission Hill district. An honor guard solemnly loaded the senator's casket into a hearse to be delivered to the church.
President Obama will deliver the eulogy at the funeral, according to the program.