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Say what you want about Bob Kraft, the Patriots, cheating and all that stuff but Myra was a huge philanthropist. She did a lot of good things for the Boys & Girls Club in Boston as well as countless other charities.

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Say what you want about Bob Kraft, the Patriots, cheating and all that stuff but Myra was a huge philanthropist. She did a lot of good things for the Boys & Girls Club in Boston as well as countless other charities.

Sure your not a Patriot fan with all that Pat crap on your space and love?

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I didn't know she was sick. That is terrible news, may she rest in peace. That is way too young.

Myra Kraft

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camera_icon.gif Enlarged Photo FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Myra Kraft, the wife of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and a long-time philanthropist, has died. She was 68.

The NFL team said in a statement on its website that Myra Hiatt Kraft died Wednesday morning after a battle with cancer. The statement said "we are all heartbroken" and added that the philanthropic community has "suffered a great loss."

Myra Kraft held key positions in numerous charitable and community organizations.

She managed the Robert and Myra Kraft Family Foundation and was president of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, which contributed millions of dollars to charities in the United States and Israel.

In 1995, she became the first woman to chair the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, a position she held until 2002.

She married Robert Kraft in June 1963 while she was a student at Brandeis University.

Myra Kraft was the daughter of Jacob Hiatt, who grew up in Lithua nia and moved to the United States in 1935. He settled in Worcester, where she was born. Hiatt became president of the E.F. Dodge Paper Box Corp. in Leominster in 1938 and stayed on when it was bought by Whitney Box.

The company is now known as the Rand-Whitney Group which Robert Kraft bought in 1972. He now serves as its chairman and chief executive officer.

Myra Kraft also served as chairwoman of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies and was on the board of directors of the American Repertory Theatre, Brigham and Women's Hospital, the United Way of Massachusetts Bay, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, and Brandeis.

The Krafts have four sons, Jonathan, Daniel, Joshua and David. Jonathan is president of the Patriots. Daniel is president and CEO of International Forest Products, founded in 1972 by his father. Joshua is president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston.

Copyright © 2011 The Associated Press

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I have been a Jets fans longer than most of the posters here have been on this earth dating from the time Al Dorow was throwing to Don Maynard. I have no love for the Patriots and profound dislike of their coach. But the owner of the Patriots nad his late wife deserve the respect of all of us for their contribution to society at large. RIP Mrs. Kraft

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I have been a Jets fans longer than most of the posters here have been on this earth dating from the time Al Dorow was throwing to Don Maynard. I have no love for the Patriots and profound dislike of their coach. But the owner of the Patriots nad his late wife deserve the respect of all of us for their contribution to society at large. RIP Mrs. Kraft

This is an awesome post.

Football is a game. Really glad you posted this...

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Life is far more important than any rivalry. Mrs. Kraft could have just sat around living the good life and enjoying her financial riches, but she used her situation to make a difference in the world and peoples lives. Putting sports aside, she is the kind of person I like to associate with. RIP :(

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All the Pats players past and present loved her.

There are clauses in the NE contracts that each player will attend 10 charitable events a year because of Mrs Kraft.

God knows those scumbags wouldn't do anything charitable without a clause in their contract. Filthy cheaters.

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