By Dan Whitcomb (Reuters) – A private funeral mass was held on Monday for the 22-year-old granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy, who died last week after being found unresponsive at the family’s compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, a family spokesman said. Saoirse Kennedy Hill was laid to rest following the mass at Our Lady of Victory Church in Centerville, Massachusetts, Kennedy family spokesman Brian O’Connor said. Her parents and 91-year-old grandmother, Ethel Kennedy, attended the closed service in Centerville, southeast of Boston on Cape Cod, along with members of the extended Kennedy clan, local media reported. Hill was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital shortly after 3 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT) on Thursday after she was found unresponsive at the Hyannis Port estate. She was later pronounced dead. An autopsy found no trauma to the young woman’s body, leaving the cause and manner of her death to be determined following toxicology tests, the local district … [Read more...] about Private funeral mass held for granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy
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Robert F Kennedy's 22-year-old granddaughter Saoirse Kennedy Hill died on Thursday in the family's Massachusetts compound due to a drug overdose.She was the daughter of Paul Hill & Courtney Kennedy Hill and lived with her grandmother Ethel Kennedy. She was immediately rushed to the Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis where she was declared dead.Saoirse was a senior at Boston College. She was doing her majors in communication and was also the vice president of the College Democrats. The Sun reported that while Saoirse was in boarding school she struggled with a mental health issue. While she was in her junior year at Deerfield Academy she was allegedly sexually assaulted by her friend. She even tried to take her life. She wrote in her student paper that she underwent treatment for depression. She has said, "My sense of well-being was already compromised, and I totally lost it after someone I knew and loved broke serious sexual boundaries with me."The Sun further reported that she wrote … [Read more...] about Robert F Kennedy’s granddaughter died after a drug overdose
Josh Gordon seems pretty happy about the possibility of staying in New England. The suspended Patriots wide receiver thanked the team on social media Tuesday morning, following reports that they had made a move to retain him for the 2019 season. “Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men,” Gordon wrote on Instagram, quoting a 1963 speech made by former President John F. Kennedy, who was in turn quoting the renowned Boston preacher Phillips Brooks. “Thank You @patriots,” the 27-year-old added. Gordon, who has had a long history of substance abuse dating back to middle school, was suspended indefinitely by the NFL in December for violating the league’s drug policy. The suspension — Gordon’s fifth since getting drafted in 2012 — cast doubt on his NFL future at the time. If and when he is reinstated by the league, Gordon is set to be a restricted free agent. However, as The Boston Globe first reported Tuesday morning, the Patriots … [Read more...] about Josh Gordon quotes John F. Kennedy in thank-you note to the Patriots
PRESIDENT John F. Kennedy was shot and killed in 1963 in an assassination which shocked the world. Let’s take a look at the youngest US leader in history. How old was JFK when he died? John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was born on May 29, 1917, in Massachusetts. He was assassinated on June 6, 1968, when he was 46-years-old. Who were his family? His family were wealthy Irish-Americans while his father Joseph was a leading figure in the Democratic Party and served as US Ambassador to the UK. John's mother Rose, whose dad was the mayor of Boston, had nine children - three of which had prominent careers in frontline politics. JFK was educated at Harvard University graduating in 1940 before serving in the US navy during World War II. Following the war, John entered politics in 1946 spurred on by his father Joseph and was elected to the US House of Representatives – the lower chamber of Congress. He became a Democratic Senator in 1952. His meteoric … [Read more...] about How old was John F. Kennedy when he died and when did he marry Jackie Bouvier?
PRESIDENT John F. Kennedy was assassinated 55 years ago, after being shot twice during a public appearance in Texas. He and his wife Jacqueline Bouvier, who would one day become known as Jackie O, had four children together. We take a closer look at President Kennedy’s offspring. Who are John F Kennedy’s children? JFK and Jackie O had four children – Caroline, John Jr, Patrick and Arabella. Following a miscarriage in 1955, Jackie gave birth to a stillborn baby girl in 1956. They named the baby Arabella. In 1957, she gave birth to Caroline and in late 1960, the couple had son John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. - nicknamed "John-John" by the press. In 1963, months before JFK’s assassination, the couple had son Patrick. Where are the children now? Caroline is the only surviving child of the couple. Arabella was stillborn and Patrick died aged two days old due to complications from birth. John Jr died in 1999 when the small plane he was piloting crashed en route to … [Read more...] about Who are John F Kennedy’s children? Caroline, John Jr, Patrick and Arabella