Eunice Kennedy Shriver

American philanthropist; founder of the Special Olympics; sister of John F. Kennedy

Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver, DSG (July 10, 1921 – August 11, 2009)[1] was a member of the Kennedy family, sister of President John F. Kennedy and Senators Robert F. Kennedy and Ted Kennedy.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Eunice Mary Kennedy

(1921-07-10)July 10, 1921
DiedAugust 11, 2009(2009-08-11) (aged 88)
Hyannis, Massachusetts
Cause of deathStroke
Resting placeSt. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church parish cemetery
Centerville, Massachusetts, United States
EducationManhattanville College
Alma materStanford University
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr.
(m. 1953–2009, her death)
ChildrenRobert Sargent Shriver III
Maria Owings Shriver
Timothy Perry Shriver
Mark Kennedy Shriver
Anthony Paul Kennedy Shriver
Parent(s)Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.
Rose Kennedy (née Fitzgerald)
RelativesJoseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (brother)
John F. Kennedy (brother)
Rosemary Kennedy (sister)
Kathleen Agnes Kennedy (sister)
Patricia Kennedy Lawford (sister)
Robert F. Kennedy (brother)
Jean Kennedy Smith (sister)
Ted Kennedy (brother)

Early life change

Kennedy was born on July 10, 1921 in Brookline, Massachusetts to Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. and to Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. She studied at Manhattanville College and at Stanford University.

Personal life change

Kennedy was married to Sargent Shriver from 1953 until her death in 2009. They had five children. Shriver died on August 11, 2009 in Hyannis, Massachusetts after having a stroke, aged 88.[2] Her husband, Sargent Shriver died on January 18, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland.

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  1. Grinberg, Emanuella (n.d.). "Eunice Kennedy Shriver dies". Retrieved January 12, 2014.
  2. Smith, J.Y. (August 11, 2009). "Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Founder of Special Olympics, Dies at 88" The Washington Post. Retrieved August 11, 2009.

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