Myra Kraft, Wife Of Patriots Owner Bob Kraft, Passes Away

Myra Kraft, the wife of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, passed away Wednesday at age 68.

  • Live
3 Total Updates since July 20, 2011
  • Updates 3
  • All Updates 3

Patriots Dedicate Season To Myra Kraft, Will Wear Jersey Patch

The New England Patriots are dedicating the 2011 season to the memory of Myra Kraft, the wife of owner Bob Kraft, who passed away on July 20th after her battle with cancer at the age of 68.

The Patriots will honor her by wearing a patch with her initials on their jerseys.

368907838_medium

The wife of team owner Robert Kraft, Myra was well known throughout Boston for her charitable work with the Robert And Myra Kraft Family Foundation, New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, and United Way.

Myra Kraft rarely involved herself with the workings of the Patriots, but her voice was important in the Patriots' decision to release 1996 fifth-round pick Christian Peter shortly after he was drafted, due to his history of sexual assault.

The Patriots made a similar gesture in 2007, when they wore a decal with the number "91" on their helmets in memory of defensive end Marquise Hill.

For more on the New England Patriots, visit Pats Pulpit.

Continue

Patriots Release Statement On Passing Of Myra Kraft

Caught in the midst of NFL lockout negotiations, the New England Patriots' family was hit hard Wednesday night upon learning of the tragic passing of Myra Kraft. The wife of team owner Robert Kraft, Myra was well known throughout Boston for her charitable work with the Robert And Myra Kraft Family Foundation, New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, and United Way.

Following the tragedy, the New England Patriots issued this official statement Thursday afternoon:

Due to the overwhelming response to the passing of Myra Kraft, the number of persons interested in attending the public services on Friday is expected to exceed the capacity of Temple Emmanuel.

Very limited parking is available via a satellite lot located at Boston College Law School (885 Centre Street, Newton, MA). Shuttle service will be provided from the lot to the Temple. Attendees should also be aware of extreme heat and humidity in the forecast.

Those wishing for alternative methods to pay their respects are encouraged to make donations in Myra's name at the Myra Kraft Giving Back Scholarship Fund at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston at:

Myra Kraft Giving Back Scholarship Fund
50 Congress Street
Suite 730
Boston, MA 02109
www.bgcb.org/donate_special_endowment.cfm

Sympathy cards can be addressed to:

The Kraft Family
One Patriot Place
Foxboro, MA 02035

Memories of Myra Kraft can be shared at Patriots.com/MyraKraftGuestbook

Myra passed away Wednesday, July 20th 2011 after a long battle with cancer. She was 68.

Continue

Myra Kraft, Wife Of Patriots Owner Bob Kraft, Passes Away

Myra Kraft, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's wife, passed away on Sunday after a fight with cancer, the AP reports. She was 68.

Myra Kraft ran the Robert And Myra Kraft Family Foundation and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation. She also did charitable work for United Way.

"Myra led by example through her hands on commitment to bettering the communities we serve," Michael Durkin, president and CEO of that United Way chapter, said in a statement. "While Myra will be deeply missed, her legacy of kindness to all will remain a beacon of hope in trying times."

She was also known for her support of Israel.

Robert Kraft, who became owner of the Patriots in 1994, had been involved in NFL Lockout negotiations during his wife's illness.

Myra Kraft rarely involved herself with the workings of the Patriots, but her voice was important in the Patriots' decision to release 1996 fifth-round pick Christian Peter shortly after he was drafted, due to his history of sexual assault.

Continue
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.