Family, friends pay final respects to RFK's granddaughter

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — Family and friends have filled a Cape Cod church to pay their final respects to Saoirse (SIR'-shuh) Kennedy Hill, the 22-year-old granddaughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy.

A funeral Mass is being held Monday at Our Lady of Victory Church in the village of Centerville in Barnstable, not far from the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port. A private burial service will follow.

Hill, who was scheduled to start her senior year at Boston College, was found unresponsive at a home in the compound on Thursday. She was pronounced dead at Cape Cod Hospital. The cause of death remains under investigation. An autopsy revealed no signs of trauma, and investigators are awaiting toxicology reports.

Hill was the daughter of Robert and Ethel Kennedy's fifth child, Courtney, and Paul Michael Hill.

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Former U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy II drives into Our Lady of Victory Church for the funeral Mass for Saoirse Kennedy Hill, the 22-year-old granddaughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in Centerville, Mass. Hill died Thursday after police responded to a call about a possible drug overdose at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
A hearse carrying the casket of Saoirse Kennedy Hill, the 22-year-old granddaughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy, passes two women on the way into Our Lady of Victory Church for a funeral Mass, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in Centerville, Mass. Hill died Thursday after police responded to a call about a possible drug overdose at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Courtney Kennedy Hill, center, looks on as the casket of her daughter, Saoirse Kennedy Hill, is taken from the hearse for funeral services for at Our Lady of Victory in Centerville, Mass., Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (David L Ryan/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)
Family and friends stand outside the church during funeral services for Saoirse Roisin Kennedy Hill at Our Lady of Victory Church in Centerville, Mass., Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (David L Ryan/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)
The casket of Saoirse Kennedy Hill enters Our Lady of Victory Church in Centerville, Mass., Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Hill, who was scheduled to start her senior year at Boston College, was found unresponsive at a home in the compound on Thursday. (David L Ryan/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)
Family and friends stand outside the church before funeral services for Saoirse Roisin Kennedy Hill at Our Lady of Victory Church in Centerville, Mass., Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (David L Ryan/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)
Family and friends stand outside the church before funeral services for Saoirse Roisin Kennedy Hill at Our Lady of Victory Church in Centerville, Mass., Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (David L Ryan/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)
Paul Michael Hill, left, father of Saoirse Kennedy Hill, places his hand on the hearse at funeral services for his daughter at Our Lady of Victory Church in Centerville, Mass., Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (David L Ryan/The Boston Globe via AP)
Paul Michael Hill, left, father of Saoirse Kennedy Hill, is consoled while his hand rests on the hearse at funeral services for his daughter at Our Lady of Victory Church in Centerville, Mass., Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (David L Ryan/The Boston Globe via AP)
Ethel Kennedy is helped to the church during funeral services for her granddaughter Saoirse Roisin Kennedy Hill at Our Lady of Victory Church in Centerville, Mass., Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (David L Ryan/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)
Maria Shriver, center, awaits for the funeral services for Saoirse Kennedy Hill at Our Lady of Victory Church in Centerville, Mass., Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (David L Ryan/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)
American flags flies at half staff as people gather at the Kennedy compound on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Hyannis Port, Mass. Saoirse Kennedy Hill, granddaughter of Ethel Kennedy and her late husband Robert F. Kennedy, died at the compound Thursday. She was 22. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
HYANNIS PORT, MA - AUGUST 2: Ethel Kennedy, left, returns to the family compound after boating oin Hyannis Harbor near the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, MA on August 02, 2019. Courtney Kennedy Hill is in the center of the front seat. Saoirse Kennedy Hill, the 22-year-old granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy, died at the Kennedy compound, according to her family and law enforcement officials. (Photo by Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
HYANNIS PORT, MA - AUGUST 2: Members of the Kennedy family returns to the Hyannis Port Yacht Club near the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, MA on August 02, 2019. Saoirse Kennedy Hill, the 22-year-old granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy, died at the Kennedy compound, according to her family and law enforcement officials. (Photo by Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
HYANNIS PORT, MA - AUGUST 2: Ethel Kennedy, left, returns to the family compound after boating oin Hyannis Harbor near the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, MA on August 02, 2019. Courtney Kennedy Hill is in the center of the front seat. Saoirse Kennedy Hill, the 22-year-old granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy, died at the Kennedy compound, according to her family and law enforcement officials. (Photo by Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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