Lynn Redgrave Laid to Rest in NY

Actress buried in same cemetery as mother, Natasha Richardson
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 9, 2010 6:17 AM CDT
Vanessa Redgrave stands outside First Congregational Church of Kent in Kent, Conn., after the funeral for sister Lynn on Saturday, May 8, 2010. Lynn Redgrave died last week at her home in Kent.   (Mike Groll)
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(Newser) – Friends and family said final goodbyes to Lynn Redgrave yesterday and laid the 67-year-old actress to rest near her mother amid the rolling hills of upstate New York. The star of Georgy Girl died Sunday at her home in Kent, Conn., surrounded by her children. She had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002. At a private funeral near her Connecticut home yesterday morning, pall bearers carried a basket-weave casket adorned with flowers through a light drizzle into the First Congregational Church of Kent.

Her older sister, Vanessa Redgrave, was among those attending, along with niece Joely Richardson, and Liam Neeson, widower of her niece Natasha Richardson. Redgrave was buried across the state line in Lithgow, NY, near her mother in the same rural cemetery where family members said goodbye to Richardson in March 2009.

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