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Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver

  • Birth 10 Jul 1921 Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 11 Aug 2009 Hyannis, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Centerville, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 40538920

Social Activist. She was best known as a founding member of the Special Olympics. Born into the powerful Kennedy family, her most famous siblings were US President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy. She was educated at the Convent of the Sacred Heart in London and graduated in 1944 from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, with a Bachelor of Science in Social Science. In 1953 she married Robert Sargent Shriver, and they had five children. Throughout her life she received numerous awards and many honorary degrees. The most notable are the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Civitan International World Citizenship Award, and the Theodore Roosevelt Award.

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  • Originally Created by: Lettie Kirby
  • Added: 10 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 40538920
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver (10 Jul 1921–11 Aug 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40538920, citing Saint Francis Xavier Cemetery, Centerville, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .