October 13, 2005 |
Joan Kennedy, former wife of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) and mother of Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.), was recovering from breast cancer surgery. Kennedy, 69, underwent a lumpectomy at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, said a person close to the family who, at the family's request, spoke on the condition of anonymity. The surgery comes months after a legal battle with her children, who argued she was unfit to care for herself because of chronic alcoholism.
July 7, 1988 |
Joan Kennedy, the ex-wife of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), was arraigned on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol after her car hit a chain-link fence along a Cape Cod beach road, authorities said today. She was driving a 1985 blue Buick along Craigville Beach Road in Centerville when she hit the fence at about 8 p.m. Tuesday, police said.
August 29, 1993 |
I'm going to have my first child any day now. Girl or boy? My husband and I haven't tried to find out. We're more concerned about which ancestors the baby might take after. Will the child be curious or quiet? Tall or short? Witch or warlock? Witch or warlock? Well, we're not terribly concerned, to tell the truth, but I admit I was astonished to discover not long ago that 300-year-old witch skeletons hung--literally--from my husband's family tree.
November 26, 1992 |
Joan Kennedy opens the door wearing a blue jogging suit and no makeup. She settles into a chintz sofa beside windows overlooking the Charles River. At her elbow, a shelf holds books written and signed by friends such as the late Carl Sandburg and Norman Mailer. Photographs crowd the piano top. There's Joan, singing Christmas carols with the Kennedy family at Hyannisport. There she is dancing with Jack Kennedy at her wedding, while Bobby asks to cut in. Since her 1981 divorce from Sen.
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September 18, 2011 |
Kara Kennedy, the oldest child of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, died Friday at a Washington, D.C.-area health club after her daily workout, said her brother Patrick. She was 51. "She's with Dad," said her brother, a former congressman from Rhode Island. Their father, who had a malignant brain tumor, died in 2009 at age 77 . She was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2002, and doctors removed a malignant tumor the next year. Patrick Kennedy said she loved to exercise but the cancer treatment "took quite a toll on her" and "her heart gave out. " Her mother, Joan Kennedy, told the Boston Globe that Kara's death was "such a shock because she was in such good health.
March 31, 2005 |
Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.) ruled out a run for the Senate in 2006 on Wednesday, saying he could better serve his constituents by staying in the House and serving on the Appropriations Committee. Kennedy has been in Boston caring for his mother, Joan Kennedy, who was hospitalized with a concussion and a broken shoulder after a passer-by found her lying in a street Tuesday. Kennedy's mother, the former wife of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.