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 Rose Marie “Rosemary” Kennedy

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Rose Marie “Rosemary” Kennedy

  • Birth 13 Sep 1918 Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 7 Jan 2005 Jefferson, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Burial Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 10289271

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.

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  • Originally Created by: Breadlady45 from Chicago
  • Added: 8 Jan 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10289271
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rose Marie “Rosemary” Kennedy (13 Sep 1918–7 Jan 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10289271, citing Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .