Catherine Eugenia "Jean" Finnegan Biden - Vice President Joe Biden's mother - passed away on Friday at the age of 92. Biden was with friends and family at the time of her death in Wilmington, Deleware.
VP Biden has released a statement through the White House, honoring his late mother:
My mother, Catherine Eugenia “Jean” Finnegan Biden, passed away peacefully today at our home in Wilmington, Delaware, surrounded by her children, her grandchildren, her great-grandchildren and many loved ones. At 92, she was the center of our family and taught all of her children that family is to be treasured, loyalty is paramount and faith will guide you through the tough times. She believed in us, and because of that, we believed in ourselves. Together with my father, her husband of 61 years who passed away in 2002, we learned the dignity of hard work and that you are defined by your sense of honor. Her strength, which was immeasurable, will live on in all of us.
We wish Vice President Biden and his family the best.