Eunice Mary Shriver

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Eunice Mary Shriver (Kennedy)

Birthplace: Brookline, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: August 11, 2009 (88)
Hyannis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA (stroke)
Place of Burial: St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church parish cemetery Centerville, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. and Rose Elizabeth Kennedy
Wife of Sargent Shriver
Mother of Robert Sargent Shriver, III; Maria Shriver; Timothy Perry Shriver; Mark Kennedy Shriver and Anthony Paul Shriver
Sister of Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.; John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the USA; Rosemary Kennedy; Kathleen, Marchioness of Hartington; Patricia Helen Lawford and 3 others

Occupation: International advocate for the developmentally disabled, Activist
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About Eunice Mary Shriver

Eunice Kennedy Shriver DSG (July 10, 1921 – August 11, 2009)[2] founded the precursor to the Special Olympics in 1962. In 1968, she helped Ann McGlone Burke popularize the Special Olympics movement across the U.S.

She was a member of the Kennedy family and actively campaigned for her elder brother, U.S. President John F. Kennedy, during his successful 1960 U.S. presidential election.

Her husband, Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr., is a former United States Ambassador to France, the founder of the Peace Corps, and was the Democratic vice-presidential candidate in the 1972 U.S. presidential election.

Their daughter, Maria Shriver, is married to actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Eunice Mary Shriver's Timeline

July 10, 1921
Brookline, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Age 8
Bronxville, Westchester, New York
April 28, 1954
Chicago, Cook, IL, United States
November 6, 1955
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
August 29, 1959
Boston, Suffolk, MA, United States
February 17, 1964
Washington, DC
July 20, 1965
Boston, MA
August 11, 2009
Age 88
Hyannis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA