By Mike Munzenrider
Geraldine Ferraro, the first female candidate for national office from a major party, died Saturday in Boston. She was 75.
The cause was complications from blood cancer according to her family, reports ABC.
Ferraro, a former Queens congresswoman, was the Democratic candidate for vice president in 1984, running alongside Walter Mondale reports The New York Times.
The former vice presidential candidate last made headlines for racially charged comments she made about Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign reports ABC.