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Mary Tyler Moore Laid to Rest in Connecticut

by Jackie Willis 3:20 PM PST, January 29, 2017
Playing Mary Tyler Moore Laid to Rest in Connecticut

Mary Tyler Moore was laid to rest in a private ceremony on Sunday morning at Oaklawn Cemetery in Fairfield, Connecticut, her rep confirms to ET.

According to Fairfield Police Lt. James Perez, who spoke with the Connecticut Post, there were about 50 people at the "very quiet, small" proceedings. Among those at the funeral, Perez said, was Bernadette Peters, who starred with Moore in the 1990 TV movie, The Last Best Year.

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A spokesperson for the Oak Lawn Cemetery located in Fairfield, Connecticut, tells ET that Moore was buried in a "really lovely lot located in the historic section of the cemetery that overlooks a large pond." The spokesperson also shot down reports that the family purchased 12 gravesites in the cemetery, saying that the number is not accurate. The spokesperson adds that Moore is buried in a multi-plot location of the cemetery. While he would not specify the number of gravesites that were actually purchased by the family, the spokesperson did clarify that, in general, when a family buys a "family lot," it can contain somewhere between 10 and 20 gravesites.

The spokesperson also discredits the reports floating around about the price of the angel overlooking Moore’s gravesite, telling ET, “The $200,000 angel price is not correct. The area was put together on a temporary basis and is being redone."

While her gravesite will have the angel statue, officials revealed that "it's going to be a different foundation and pedestal. There is still a lot of work to be done, so no one really knows what the final cost will be."

The iconic TV actress died on Wednesday at age 80, Moore's rep confirmed to ET.

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"Today, beloved icon, Mary Tyler Moore, passed away at the age of 80 in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine," read a statement from Moore's longtime representative, Mara Buxbaum. "A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as a fearless visionary who turned the world on with her smile."

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