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Rose Marie "Rosemary" Kennedy
Birth: Sep. 13, 1918
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 7, 2005
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: 
  Joseph Patrick Kennedy (1888 - 1969)
  Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kennedy (1890 - 1995)
  Joseph Patrick Kennedy (1915 - 1944)*
  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
Holyhood Cemetery
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
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Originally Created by: Breadlady45 from Chicago
Record added: Jan 08, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10289271
Rose Marie Rosemary Kennedy
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Rose Marie Rosemary Kennedy
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Rose Marie Rosemary Kennedy
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Rest in peace sweet lady.
 Added: Aug. 9, 2017
R.I.P. sweet lady.
 Added: Aug. 9, 2017

- Susan Eberz Emery
 Added: Aug. 6, 2017
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