- Senator John McCain’s 106-year-old mother, Roberta, will attend her late son’s funeral rites
- Roberta once said John liked to hold her up as an example of “what he hopes his lifespan will be”
- In his final book, the deceased senator said his mother’s “vivaciousness is a force of nature”
Roberta McCain, the 106-year-old mother of recently deceased Senator John McCain of Arizona, USA, will attend the funeral rites of her son.
The senator passed away on Saturday, August 25, after stopping his brain cancer treatment.
Roberta, the sassy and determined wife of a Navy admiral and mother of a Navy captain, lived a life of adventure, UK Daily Mail reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that she once said John liked to hold her up as an example of “what he hopes his lifespan will be." However, she turned out to be the one mourning him; not the other way around.
The McCain matriarch, though slowed by a stroke, is expected to attend her son’s memorial and burial services in Washington and Maryland.
In his final book, the deceased senator said his mother’s “vivaciousness is a force of nature” and that although her once-brisk pace had been slowed down by a stroke which had also made speaking a chore, she still had “a spark in her, a brightness in her eyes that would light up the world if she could resume her peripatetic life.”
Recall that NAIJ.com previously reported that celebrated United States senator and war hero, John McCain, passed on after a long battle with brain cancer.
A statement issued by Senator McCain's office and family indicated that he died in his home in Arizona, with his family and friends around to say goodbye.
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