Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kennedy is an American philanthropist, socialist and a member of the Kennedy family. She has deep roots in the Irish Catholic community of Boston's "lace veil", where her father John F. Fitzgerald was mayor. Kennedy is the wife of businessman and investor Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., who served as US Ambassador to the UK, is officially known as Ambassador to St. Court. James in the UK. Their nine children include President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy and longtime Senator Ted Kennedy. In 1951, she was honored by Pope Pius XII, becoming the sixth American woman to be crowned Queen of the Countess.
|Born||Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald, July 22, 1890, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|Died||January 22, 1995, Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|Burial place||Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|Education||Girls' Latin School|
|Alma mater||New England Conservatory, Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart|
|Known for||Kennedy family matriarch|
|Title||Countess of the Holy Roman Church|
|Children||Joseph Jr, John, Rosemary, Kathleen, Eunice, Patricia, Robert, Jean, Edward|
|Parent(s)||John F. Fitzgerald, Mary Josephine Hannon|
|Relatives||See Kennedy family|
As a child, she and her father were granted a private audience with Pope Pius X at the Vatican.
She wanted to leave her husband because he was unfaithful, but being Catholic she wasn't allowed to divorce.
Former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was her daughter-in-law.
Mother of Presidents of the United States. Manhattanville College Alumni. The Pope's Countess. The Kennedy family. New England Conservatory of Music alumni. Stroke survivors. American socialists. Writers Boston