(CNN) – Funeral services for former vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro will be held Thursday Morning in New York City, according to a family statement.
It will be a private service at Church of Saint Vincent Ferrer for family and friends and closed to the press, according to the statement.
A resident of New York City, Ferraro died in Massachusetts General Hospital Saturday.
Ferraro's cause of death was complications from multiple myeloma, a blood cancer she had battled for 12 years, according to the statement released by her family from Boston.
In 1984, the congresswoman from New York became the first female vice presidential candidate from a major U.S. political party when she was picked as the running mate for Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale.
A great woman, may her rest in peace.
A great woman.
Think about this, in 1984 Ferraro had already gotten her law degree, served as a House Representative and served on many Government committees, I salute this woman for her achievements. This is 2011 and Palin hasn't attempted to get an education and this isn't representative of women.