Rosemary Isabel Forbes Kerry

Birth
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death 14 Nov 2002 (aged 89)
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 64357757 · View Source
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Mother of Senator John Kerry

Greetings from Find A Grave, As of June 9, 2014:
We are writing to let you know that a Find A Grave volunteer has reported a problem with your photo request for Rosemary Kerry.
They reported, specifically:
According to the Office, Rosemary was cremated here but not buried at Mt Auburn Cemetery. If you call them, they may be able to tell you where she's interred.
On July 2, 2014, they also reported, specifically:
This person is listed as being in "cremations." The cemetery office told me this means that they were only cremated at Mt. Auburn, but have been buried elsewhere.

Therefore, there is no headstone marker for Rosemary in this cemetery.
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Rosemary Isabel Forbes was a nurse with the Red Cross in Paris during WWII and a social activist. She was the mother of John Forbes Kerry, a 2004 candidate for President of the United States. In addition, she was the daughter of James Grant Forbes and Margaret Tyndal Winthrop. Margaret was a granddaughter of Robert Charles Winthrop.

Rosemary married Richard John Kerry, in Montgomery, Alabama on February 8, 1941. She met Richard when he took a sculpture class at the resort of Saint-Briac, where the Forbes family built the family estate.

During her lifetime, she was the beneficiary of Forbes family trusts, which her son John Kerry is now the partial beneficiary.

Rosemary was also the mother of another son, Cameron, who is serving as General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Commerce and two daughters, Diana and Margaret (Peggy).


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  • Maintained by: Christie Trapp
  • Originally Created by: P Fazzini
  • Added: 18 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64357757
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rosemary Isabel Forbes Kerry (27 Oct 1913–14 Nov 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64357757, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Christie Trapp (contributor 46970309) .