Biden family dedicates Compassionate Care room to VP’s mother

    In a private ceremony this afternoon, Vice President Joe Biden and members of his family gathered at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington to dedicate the Compassionate Care Hospice family room to Catherine Finnegan Biden.

    In a private ceremony this afternoon, Vice President Joe Biden and members of his family gathered at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington to dedicate the Compassionate Care Hospice family room to Catherine Finnegan Biden.

    Vice President Biden’s mother died earlier this year at the age of 92.  Before her death, Mrs. Biden received care at the hospice in St. Francis Hospital.  After her death, the hospice leaders asked the family if they could rename the family room in her honor, and the family agreed.  Tom Taylor, regional director for Compassionate Care Hospice, says the family room was picked because family was so important to Mrs. Biden.  “It was just so evident by the way she supported  her children, her grand children,” Taylor said.  “It was a very family-centric moment.  This is going to be their first Mother’s Day without their mother.”

    Taylor says the ceremony was a private moment for the Biden family  and the hospice staff to share memories of Mrs. Biden and reflect on her life.  Taylor says Vice President Biden spoke of his mother’s admiration for family and the connection she made with hospice staff.

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