Who was Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy?

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The daugh­ter of a Bos­ton Mayor, (Honey Fitz, the first Amer­i­can born Ir­ish Catholic to be elected Mayor of Bos­ton), Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy was born in Bos­ton in 1890.

She mar­ried Joseph Kennedy, the first Amer­i­can born Ir­ish Catholic to be­come US Am­bas­sador to the Court of St James. She was the mother of Pres­i­dent John F Kennedy his broth­ers, the late US sen­a­tors Robert and Ted, Joe, Rose, Kath­leen, Eu­nice, Pa­tri­cia and Jean.

Widely ad­mired for her poise, po­lit­i­cal savvy and tire­less com­mit­ment to her fam­ily, her bril­liant pub­lic speak­ing abil­ity and her ap­peal to fe­male vot­ers played a vi­tal role in her sons’ po­lit­i­cal vic­to­ries.

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, who died in Jan­uary 1995, played an in­flu­en­tial role in sup­port­ing her chil­dren’s work in ad­vanc­ing sup­ports in the spheres of men­tal health, dis­abil­i­ties, the arts, hu­man rights and pol­i­tics.

She was part of a great Ir­ish Amer­i­can fam­ily with FitzGerald roots in Bruff, County Lim­er­ick, and Nor­man Wex­ford and Kennedy roots in New Ross, near to where the bridge is be­ing built.

The late Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy.

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