Rose Marie Kennedy (Rosemary)

Rosemary Kennedy


  • 13 September 1918
  • Brookline, Massachusetts


  • 7 January 2005
  • Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin


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


  • Sacred Heart 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.