updated 04/21/2004 AT 1:00 AM ET
•originally published 04/08/1999 AT 12:00 AM ET
Joe DiMaggio, who died Monday at his Florida home at age 84, was eulogized by his brother Dom at San Francisco’s Sts. Peter & Paul Church in a private funeral Mass Thursday. Seven limousines pulled up to the church around 10 a.m. PST, under a sunny sky, bringing about 40 family members and friends to the service. Six pallbearers, including DiMaggio’s estranged son, Joseph Paul DiMaggio Jr., carried the brown casket covered with white flowers into the church. About 100 people stood across the street from the church in Washington Square, where the American flag flew at half staff. The church, whose twin steeples tower over the North Beach neighborhood, was where DiMaggio received his first communion and married his first wife. It was closed to the public as the Rev. Armand Oliveri led the service.