Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

in Boston, Massachusetts
July 22, 1890

January 22, 1995


Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kennedy was an American philanthropist and socialite. She was the wife of businessman, investor, and United States Ambassador, Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. Their nine children included President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and longtime Senator Ted Kennedy.

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“It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.”
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

“Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?”
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

“I tried to allow my children to take risks, to test themselves. Better broken bones than broken spirit.”
Rose Kennedy