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Myra Kraft, Boston Philanthropist, Dies

Myra Kraft and her husband Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots speak with volunteers after the completion of a new playground at the Boys & Girls club in Waltham, Mass. (AP)

Myra Kraft and her husband Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots speak with volunteers after the completion of a new playground at the Boys & Girls club in Waltham, Mass. (AP)

Boston philanthropist Myra Kraft passed away Wednesday.

She was the wife of Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots. A statement from the team said Myra Kraft died early this morning after battling cancer. She was 68.

Kraft was a leader in many Boston nonprofit communities. She served as the chairperson of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston and the Combined Jewish Philanthropies, and served on the board of the American Repertory Theater, the United Way and the Boston Foundation.

Radio Boston talks to Nancy Kaufman, former executive director of the Boston Jewish Community Relations Counci, who knew Myra Kraft for many years.

Plus, Only A Game‘s Bill Littlefield shares his memories of Myra Kraft.

Guest:

  • Nancy Kaufman, CEO, National Council of Jewish Women; former executive director, Boston Jewish Community Relations Council

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