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Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver
Birth: Jul. 10, 1921
Brookline
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Aug. 11, 2009
Hyannis
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA

Social Activist. She was best known as a founding member of the Special Olympics. Born into the powerful Kennedy family, her most famous siblings were US President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy. She was educated at the Convent of the Sacred Heart in London and graduated in 1944 from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, with a Bachelor of Science in Social Science. In 1953 she married Robert Sargent Shriver, and they had five children. Throughout her life she received numerous awards and many honorary degrees. The most notable are the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Civitan International World Citizenship Award, and the Theodore Roosevelt Award. (bio by: Lettie Kirby) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Joseph Patrick Kennedy (1888 - 1969)
  Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (1890 - 1995)
 
 Spouse:
  Sargent Shriver (1915 - 2011)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph Patrick Kennedy (1915 - 1944)*
  John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917 - 1963)*
  Rose Marie Kennedy (1918 - 2005)*
  Kathleen Agnes Kennedy Cavendish (1920 - 1948)*
  Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver (1921 - 2009)
  Patricia Kennedy Lawford (1924 - 2006)*
  Robert Francis Kennedy (1925 - 1968)*
  Edward Moore Kennedy (1932 - 2009)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Francis Xavier Cemetery
Centerville
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Lettie Kirby
Record added: Aug 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40538920
Eunice Mary <i>Kennedy</i> Shriver
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- DENA ANN
 Added: Jul. 22, 2014
You were a beautiful girl your whole life, Eunice! :) Enjoy the flower!
- Kick
 Added: Jul. 22, 2014

- Poodle Plum
 Added: Jul. 15, 2014
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