Hundreds attend funeral of Mass. teen with rare aging disease

January 15, 2014 12:14 AM

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Hundreds attend funeral of Mass. teen with rare aging disease

SHARON, Mass. - Hundreds of people, including New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, attended the funeral Tuesday of a Massachusetts teenager whose battle with a rare genetic condition that accelerates the aging process inspired professional athletes and spurred medical research.

Sam Berns' high school classmates also were bused to the services at a synagogue in Sharon. A private reception was held later at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Berns' hometown.

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