On Sunday, TV legend Mary Tyler Moore was laid to rest at Oaklawn Cemetery in Fairfield, Connecticut.
Connecticut Post reports that around 50 of her closest friends and family attended the private funeral. Before Moore was buried, mourners gathered at a small white chapel to pay their final respects. Police Lt. James Perez, who was one of the officers on hand at the proceedings, said, "It was very quiet, a small group. There was a brief service. It's a beautiful site that she's at. It's nice what the family did. It was a nice little send-off for her.”
On Sunday, many fans visited Mary's grave at the ceremony, which was open to the public. One fan, Debra Capperrune, drove 15 hours to say good-bye to Mary. "I didn't stop, drove straight through,” she said. "I cried for two days and I then said, 'Let's go.' I grew up with her and just loved her. I must have played 'Love Is All Around' a thousand times since her death.”
Last week, Moore passed away at the age of 80, with friends and family by her side. Her rep confirmed her death to “Extra” on Wednesday in a statement that read, "Today, beloved icon, Mary Tyler Moore, passed away at the age of 80 in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine. A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as a fearless visionary who turned the world on with her smile.”
Mary's friends Rose Marie and Dorothy Sepe recently opened up on her heartbreaking struggles in her final days. Rose Marie told Radar, "Oh, my God, she suffered so much these last few years. She had a tumor and she had diabetes. She was going blind and she couldn't hear very well, either.”