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President-elect Joe Biden, wife Jill Biden and their daughter Ashley marked the 48th anniversary of the death of his first wife and baby daughter on Friday.
The family attended a morning Mass at Brandywine Roman Catholic Church in Wilmington, Del., where his son Beau Biden is also buried.
On Dec. 18, 1972 — just weeks after Biden was elected to the Senate at age 29 — his wife Neilia and baby daughter Naomi were killed when their car was hit by a tractor-trailer truck.
Sons Hunter and Beau were seriously injured in the wreck.
Beau Biden died of brain cancer in 2015 at the age of 46 while the elder Biden was serving his second term as Barack Obama’s vice president.
The Bidens were seen entering the church just before 7 a.m. on Friday with their daughter Ashley and her husband, Howard Klein.
Joe Biden wore a blazer over a puffer jacket while Jill Biden wore a long pink coat.
The couple visited the graves of Neilia, Naomi and Beau.
The former veep talks often about how the unimaginable grief he suffered has made him an empathetic civil servant and there are many anecdotes about him reaching out to people who have also lost a loved one.
The repeated tragedies appear to have taken their toll on the family, especially Hunter Biden, who has battled drug addiction and is currently under investigation for potential tax evasion and potentially his dealings with Chinese business interests and those in Ukraine, which were revealed by The Post.
Emails and text messages obtained by The Post in October showed how the scandal-scarred son longed for his brother Beau after his death.
“I missed his touch – I could feel him there in our [midst] I could smell him-but he wasn’t there he was gone,” Biden wrote in one 2015 email to himself.
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