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Rose Marie "Rosemary" Kennedy
Birth: Sep. 13, 1918
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 7, 2005
Jefferson
Jefferson County
Wisconsin, USA

Younger sister of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. Known as "Rosemary" during her lifetime, shes was a shy and mentally slow child. The family had difficulty dealing with Rosemary's problems, and in 1941 her father, Joseph Kennedy Sr., asked a neurosurgeon to perform a prefrontal lobotomy, which was considered a possible magical cure. This did not have the effect that was foreseen, and afterwards Rosemary was incapable of living a normal life. She was institutionalized at St. Coletta's home for the mentally disabled near Jefferson, Wisconsin, since the 1940s. (bio by: Scott Maxwell) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Joseph Patrick Kennedy (1888 - 1969)
  Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kennedy (1890 - 1995)
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph Patrick Kennedy (1915 - 1944)*
  John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917 - 1963)*
  Rose Marie Kennedy (1918 - 2005)
  Kathleen Agnes Kennedy Cavendish (1920 - 1948)*
  Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver (1921 - 2009)*
  Patricia Kennedy Lawford (1924 - 2006)*
  Robert Francis Kennedy (1925 - 1968)*
  Edward Moore Kennedy (1932 - 2009)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Holyhood Cemetery
Brookline
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Breadlady45 from Chicago
Record added: Jan 08, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10289271
Rose Marie Rosemary Kennedy
Added by: The Perplexed Historian
 
Rose Marie Rosemary Kennedy
Added by: Kees Vandenberg
 
Rose Marie Rosemary Kennedy
Added by: Kees Vandenberg
 
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- Ruby
 Added: Apr. 23, 2016
Such a lovely woman, victimized by the ignorance of the times and a father whose agenda did not include an intellectually challenged daughter. It is my fervent hope that you have finally been released from the bonds you knew in life and are happy in the ...(Read more)
- JCFHS '38
 Added: Apr. 17, 2016
Rosemary, it's sad that mental illness was so misunderstood, back in the first half of the 20th century. Bless you, you are now on equal ground with your family. Together in peace
- Sheri
 Added: Apr. 15, 2016
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