Rosemary Kennedy

Rosemary Kennedy

Born:

  • 13 September 1918
  • Brookline, Massachusetts

Died:

  • 7 January 2005
  • Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

Parents:

  • Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.
  • Rose F. Kennedy

Education:

  • Sacred Hear Convent

Personal Background:

  • Rosemary’s disability, complicated by an unsuccessful surgery, institutionalized her for life with limited capacity for speech and walking, but inspired her family to efforts for the disabled which helped millions.
  • Rosemary regularly visited the family in Hyannis Port,  including a visit to the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum, until her death at the age of 85 from a heart attack.