Joe Biden and wife Jill go to church early in the morning to mark 48th anniversary of death of his first wife Neilia and daughter Naomi

 President-elect Joe Biden and wife Jill Biden attended an early morning church service Friday to mark the 48th anniversary of the president-elect's first wife and baby daughter's death.    

On December 18, 1972, just weeks after Biden won election to the U.S. Senate at the age of 29, his wife Neilia was driving with the couple's three children - Beau, Hunter and baby daughter Naomi - when she was hit by a tractor-trailer truck and killed. 

Naomi also perished in the accident, while Beau and Hunter were seriously injured.

President-elect Joe Biden (left) and his wife Jill Biden (right) walk toward the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church on Friday. Biden's first wife Neilia, his daughter Naomi and son Beau are all buried on the church grounds

President-elect Joe Biden (left) and his wife Jill Biden (right) walk toward the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church on Friday. Biden's first wife Neilia, his daughter Naomi and son Beau are all buried on the church grounds 

Joe and Jill Biden are captured walking through the cemetery where his first wife Neilia, baby daughter Naomi and Beau Biden are all buried

Joe and Jill Biden are captured walking through the cemetery where his first wife Neilia, baby daughter Naomi and Beau Biden are all buried 

President-elect Joe Biden (left), Howard Krein (center left), Jill Biden (center right) and Ashley Biden (right) are seen departing church services on Friday

President-elect Joe Biden (left), Howard Krein (center left), Jill Biden (center right) and Ashley Biden (right) are seen departing church services on Friday 

President-elect Joe Biden (left), Howard Krein (center left), Jill Biden (center right) and Ashley Biden (right) depart a church service Friday at the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church

President-elect Joe Biden (left), Howard Krein (center left), Jill Biden (center right) and Ashley Biden (right) depart a church service Friday at the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church

Joe Biden (left), Howard (center left), Ashley Biden (center right) and Jill Biden (right) are photographed leaving church services Friday morning

Joe Biden (left), Howard (center left), Ashley Biden (center right) and Jill Biden (right) are photographed leaving church services Friday morning 

Neilia Biden (center) with daughter Naomi Biden (in lap) were killed in a car crash 48 years ago that also seriously injured Joe Biden's (top right) sons Hunter (left) and Beau (right)

Neilia Biden (center) with daughter Naomi Biden (in lap) were killed in a car crash 48 years ago that also seriously injured Joe Biden's (top right) sons Hunter (left) and Beau (right) 

The accident happened just weeks after Joe Biden (left) won a U.S. Senate seat at the age of 29. Here Neilia (center) speaks on election night as she holds daughter Naomi (right)

The accident happened just weeks after Joe Biden (left) won a U.S. Senate seat at the age of 29. Here Neilia (center) speaks on election night as she holds daughter Naomi (right) 

Neilia (top right) is seen cutting her husband Joe Biden's (top left) 30th birthday cake on November 20, 1972. By turning age 30, Biden was now able to become a U.S. senator. Less than a month later, Neilia and daughter Naomi were killed in a car accident

Neilia (top right) is seen cutting her husband Joe Biden's (top left) 30th birthday cake on November 20, 1972. By turning age 30, Biden was now able to become a U.S. senator. Less than a month later, Neilia and daughter Naomi were killed in a car accident 

Neilia, Naomi and also Beau, who died of cancer in 2015, are all buried in the cemetery outside the Bidens' church. 

The Bidens went to mass at the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church a little after 7 a.m. Friday and stayed a little over 30 minutes. They were accompanied by daughter Ashley and her husband Howard Krein.

Biden has been photographed going to mass there weekly and also attended on December 8 for for the feast day of the Immaculate Conception.  

Jill Biden was wearing a pale pink coat as the soon-to-be first couple made their way through the snow.  


After the church service, the transition called a 'lid,' meaning Biden wouldn't be leaving his Delaware home the rest of the day.  

The church service ended a week when Biden saw his win cemented by Monday's Electoral College vote. 

On Tuesday, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulated Biden on the Senate floor for his win. 

Soon afterward, Biden called McConnell to thank him for his words.

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Anniversary: Joe Biden, his wife Jill and daughter Ashley and son-in-law Howard Krein marked the anniversary by going to mass at the family's parish church

Anniversary: Joe Biden, his wife Jill and daughter Ashley and son-in-law Howard Krein marked the anniversary by going to mass at the family's parish church

After the church service, the transition called a 'lid,' meaning Biden wouldn't be leaving his Delaware home the rest of the day. Throughout his Senate career he marked the anniversary at home with his family

After the church service, the transition called a 'lid,' meaning Biden wouldn't be leaving his Delaware home the rest of the day. Throughout his Senate career he marked the anniversary at home with his family

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Biden also traveled to Atlanta, Georgia Tuesday to stump for Democratic Senate hopefuls Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. 

He introduced his pick for Transportation Secretary, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Wednesday. 

Biden pleased tribal leaders and progressive activists Thursday when the news broke that he had selected Rep. Deb Haaland, one of two Native American women serving in Congress, to lead the Interior Department. 

Next week, Biden is set to receive the coronavirus vaccine - and said he would get the injection in front of cameras. 

This comes after the news that incoming senior White House adviser Cedric Richmond, a U.S. congressman from Louisiana, tested positive for COVID-19. 

Richmond was in Atlanta Tuesday with Biden, but wore a mask and traveled separately. A journalist on that trip, who also traveled on a separate plane, also tested positive for the virus.   

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