Editor’s note: Each day during the week of Dec. 31, NESN.com will feature content based on key events from Robert Kraft’s tenure as owner of the Patriots. “Krafting a Legacy” will examine how the Patriots got to where they are today following Kraft’s purchase of the team.
To steal a phrase from the 1993 comedy Dazed and Confused, behind every great man, there is a woman. And when it comes to the success of Robert Kraft, his wife, Myra Kraft, was there contributing to the greater good of society.
That’s what made Myra’s death in July of 2011 so upsetting. Myra, who died of cancer at age 68, was the backbone of the Kraft family, making a name for herself in charitable circles, not just because of the amount of money given, but also because of the amount of time she put toward helping out worthwhile causes.
Myra would spent countless hours trying to help out charities in any way she could, because as she put it, that was what she viewed her occupation to be. In other words, rather than...