Shriver Will Rest In Barnstable

Published January 19, 2011

Funeral services are scheduled for Sargent Shriver at a church in suburban Washington. The invitation-only ceremony is set for Saturday at Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Potomac, Md.

Family members say Shriver will be buried in Hyannis the Barnstable village of Centerville, next to the grave of his wife, Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

Shriver, who served as the founding director of the Peace Corps and leader of the “War on Poverty,” died Tuesday after being hospitalized for several days. He was 95 and had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.

Update: Nothing confuses me more than the villages of Cape Cod. This correction comes from Molly Connors, a reporter at the Cape Cod Times:

The church, St. Francis Xavier, is in Hyannis, but the cemetery is in Centerville. Both are villages of Barnstable, which I am a maniac about because all of Barnstable and its villages are my beat.

I had thought Hyannis was a town and that Centerville was a village of Hyannis. Wrong.