The Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) - President Barack Obama, who is to honor Edward M. Kennedy with a funeral eulogy, visited early Saturday with the late senator's widow.

The president donned an overcoat and dodged raindrops to walk across a downtown street from his hotel to the Fairmont Copley Plaza. Obama spokesman Bill Burton says Obama and Mrs. Kennedy met privately for about 10 minutes.

Obama spent 15 minutes inside a hotel with one floor lined with Kennedy family pictures. It also served as family headquarters during the 2004 Democratic National Convention.

A series of limousines were parked outside several hours before Kennedy's funeral.

He died Tuesday from brain cancer at age 77.