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The domestic turmoil extended into preparations for her funeral. One of Mary’s brothers went to court to request custody of her body, which could potentially have spoiled a Kennedy plan to bury her near the family’s seaside compound in Hyannisport, Mass.

That internment was initially scheduled to take place later Saturday, although it was unclear whether the arrangement had been altered as a result of the court action.

Robert Kennedy and a lawyer for the Richardson family spent part of the day in court Friday arguing the case, before Mary’s body was released to her husband just hours before her planned wake. Details of the case were sealed by a judge.