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There was no funeral to mourn the death of Pro Football Hall of Famer and “Monday Night Football” legend Frank Gifford — only a celebration.
Gifford”s widow, Kathie Lee, revealed Tuesday she threw a party in honor of her late husband rather than sticking to tradition.
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“We did not have a service for Frank last week. We had a party,” said Kathie Lee. “Frank hated funerals. He hated boxes. He hated to be put in boxes. He hated to get in an elevator. So we played Frank Sinatra all day long and we had a party. The only criteria was, if you were there you had to be somebody that he adored, so it kept it nice and small.”
“I am so glad it resonated with so many of you out there.” Kathie Lee Gifford said about the overwhelming response to her tribute Monday to husband Frank Gifford. http://on.today.com/1MxyNip
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Frank Gifford, who died on Aug. 9 at age 84, will be honored by the Giants, the team for whom he played from 1952-60 and 1962-64. The team will wear Gifford”s number, 16, on their helmets this season. Kathie Lee Gifford said they are trying to put together a public celebration to remember Frank, although details aren”t available yet.
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