The Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) - Patrick J. Kennedy talked lovingly of serving in Congress with his father, Sen. Edward Kennedy, saying he'll miss his "wonderful sense of self-deprecating humor."

The younger Kennedy talked Saturday of suffering from asthma as a child and told mourners at Edward Kennedy's funeral Mass about some of his warmest memories.

Kennedy said, "I couldn't have seen it as the time, but having asthma was like hitting the jackpot for a child who craved his father's love and attention." He said his fallen 77-year-old father "will always live in my heart forever."