Washington (CNN) –President Obama and the first lady will travel to Wilmington, Delaware Tuesday to attend the funeral mass for the vice president's mother, the White House announced Monday.
Catherine Eugenia "Jean" Finnegan Biden, died Friday at the family's home in Wilmington,
"At 92, she was the center of our family and taught all of her children that family is to be treasured, loyalty is paramount and faith will guide you through the tough times. She believed in us, and because of that, we believed in ourselves," Vice President Biden said in a statement Friday announcing his mother's death.
The vice president's father, Joseph Robinette Biden Sr., who was married to Jean Biden for 61 years, died in 2002.
Joe Biden my condolences on your mother's passing. Cherish the fact that you had each other for so many years, and that she was there to share in all of your extraordinary achievements. She taught you well. God bless.
Lets see how many negative posts the right wingnuts can come up about this...I can just hear it now...should'nt he be working at jobs creation and protecting us from terrorists instead of taking another trip at the expense of the tax payer?
I would expect them to attend the service. It is heartbreaking to lose a parent, no matter how advanced in age. I hope Joe Biden feels some solace from those who share in his sadness.
That's one lady with a touch of class. The Obamas are being their usual gracious selves.
Our condolences to the Biden family and Mrs. Biden's friends and caretakers.
A Son has loss his beloved Mother and that's probably one of the hardest trials in his life. God Bless the Biden family.
Glad they are attending.
May she rest in Peace and may the joyful memories of her long life sustain and comfort her family in the days ahead.
she sahll be greatly missed . our thoughts go out to the family and thank you MR. PRESIDENT FOR GOING AND REPRESENTING ALL OF AMERICA HAIL THE CHIEF :)
Jean was a good one, a loyal conservative republican im sure she would appreciate Rush paying his respects after all she LOVED him but I guess none of you doors even know that.