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Mary Richardson Kennedy, wife of RFK Jr., found dead in New York
Los Angeles Times ^ | 05/16/2012 | Tina Susman

Posted on 05/16/2012 9:14:26 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

NEW YORK — Mary Richardson Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., was found dead on the family’s property north of New York City on Wednesday, two years after her husband filed for divorce and following a history of drug and alcohol problems.

Kerry A. Lawrence, a lawyer who had represented Mary Kennedy in a 2010 drunk driving case, confirmed the death, but neither he nor police in the town of Bedford in Westchester County, N.Y., released a cause of death. An autopsy was scheduled Thursday, the Associated Press reported.

According to a brief statement from Bedford police, officers were called to the Kennedy home in neighboring Mount Kisco at 1:36 p.m. Wednesday “to investigate a possible unattended death.” The statement said that officers found “a deceased person inside an outbuilding” on the property and that an investigation into the cause of death was underway.

Mary Kennedy, 52, was the second wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a prominent environmentalist and lawyer who is the third child of Ethel and the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and a nephew of President Kennedy. The couple married in April 1994, about a month after his divorce from Emily Black. They had their first child, Conor, that summer. They also had a daughter, Kyra, and two more sons, William and Aiden.

“Mary inspired our family with her kindness, her love, her gentle soul and generous spirit,” the family of Robert Kennedy said in a statement, according to the AP.

Before marrying Robert Kennedy, Richardson had been a longtime friend of his sister Kerry. The two women met at Putney, a boarding school in Vermont, and later roomed together at Brown University, according to the 1999 book “Girlfriends,” by Jayne Wexler and Lauren Cowan.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: Massachusetts; US: New York
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1 posted on 05/16/2012 9:14:34 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Mary Richardson Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in 2009. She was found dead Wednesday in Bedford, N.Y., according to a family attorney.
2 posted on 05/16/2012 9:16:45 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I read a report where is was suicide. She hung herself.


3 posted on 05/16/2012 9:19:17 PM PDT by presently no screen name (God First!! VAB: Voting Against Both---> Romney and Obama.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Very sad for her children.


4 posted on 05/16/2012 9:22:59 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SeekAndFind

what an obscenely effed up family


5 posted on 05/16/2012 9:38:51 PM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Doesn’t Soros live in Bedford? I wonder where he was at the time.


6 posted on 05/16/2012 9:42:42 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: presently no screen name
She hunghanged herself.

I know it's weird sounding but true.

7 posted on 05/16/2012 9:44:13 PM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: presently no screen name
She hunghanged herself.

I know it's weird sounding but true.

Mr Grammar..Gordon Liddy..used to harp on this one

8 posted on 05/16/2012 9:45:03 PM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Arkancide?

Or the Chicago Way?


9 posted on 05/16/2012 9:47:36 PM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: SeekAndFind

The couple married a month after his divorce from Emily Black?

So, was it a whirlwind romance, or did they know each other before the divorce? Just wondering. You know some of those rumors about Kennedy men.

I haven’t heard him lecture us recently about global warming and other green issues.

Sad to hear that she killed herself.

But the media is already talking about the Kennedy curse and all that.

Why do we talk of a Kennedy curse?

The true tragedies of the Kennedy family were the assassinations of President Kennedy and Robert Kennedy. The media tend to put self-inflicted wounds such as Chappaquiddick and the William Kennedy Smith rape case into the Kennedy curse story line.

To me, there is a big difference between a political assassination, and cases where these Kennedys do unspeakable things to a teenage babysitter, underage if I recall correctly, go out and drink way too much and do stupid things, drive a car off a bridge and a girl passenger dies, etc.


10 posted on 05/16/2012 9:53:27 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego
The couple married a month after his divorce from Emily Black?
So, was it a whirlwind romance, or did they know each other before the divorce?

Well it reads like they married in April, and their first child was born in July. I think it's safe to say they 'knew' each other well before the divorce.

11 posted on 05/16/2012 9:57:07 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: wardaddy

I felt that way the most about John John’s plane disaster. His actions were completely irresponsible and arrogant, and so at odds with the memories of that poignant salute he gave. Makes you think he already knew the game then.


12 posted on 05/16/2012 9:57:15 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: wardaddy
what an obscenely effed up family

Sins of the father (Joe Kennedy) visited upon the 3rd & 4th generations.....

13 posted on 05/16/2012 10:03:16 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: SeekAndFind

Sadly it is what happens when you worship the earth and find out it is an empty religion.

Pray for America


15 posted on 05/16/2012 10:43:56 PM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: SeekAndFind

Almost the entire damn family’s a mess.
Possibly all.


16 posted on 05/16/2012 11:26:04 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: presently no screen name
People are hanged, art is hung.
17 posted on 05/16/2012 11:34:26 PM PDT by occamrzr06
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According to a press release from police in Bedford, N.Y., officers responded to the home at 326 South Bedford Road just after 1:30 p.m.

Westchester County executive's office spokesman Ned McCormack said the medical examiner has taken her body to an office in nearby Valhalla.

He said he can't say anything about the cause of death until the autopsy, which will be conducted on Thursday.


I wonder if we'll ever know?
18 posted on 05/16/2012 11:35:42 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: presently no screen name; SeekAndFind; wardaddy; Old Sarge; Dilbert San Diego; y'all
Here it is!

Law enforcement officials say Kennedy committed suicide by hanging herself.
19 posted on 05/16/2012 11:39:45 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Meanwhile on DU
"...plus a possible third assassination (JFK's son), plus a possible set-up for a murder charge (Ted Kennedy), "
Strange world there
20 posted on 05/16/2012 11:49:14 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy
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To: SeekAndFind

RFK Jr. was about 9 when his Uncle Jack was assassinated, and about 14 when his father RFK was assassinated.

He did not seek elected office. I’d say the guy has known tragedy in his family. Quite sad indeed.

Money and fame ain’t what it is cracked up to be.


21 posted on 05/16/2012 11:50:00 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: wardaddy

You are right in spite of sounding wrong.


22 posted on 05/16/2012 11:58:37 PM PDT by presently no screen name (God First!! VAB: Voting Against Both---> Romney and Obama.)
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To: Oztrich Boy
plus a possible third assassination (JFK's son)

I always believed that's what happened and so did many others. At the time, I couldn't understand why Caroline didn't question anything because it seemed so obvious.

23 posted on 05/17/2012 12:13:46 AM PDT by presently no screen name (God First!! VAB: Voting Against Both---> Romney and Obama.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Kennedy family must be cursed..nothing good ever comes of them.


24 posted on 05/17/2012 12:19:47 AM PDT by celtic gal
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To: wardaddy

Mr. Gordon should have harped on something more useful or used repeatedly. How many times does someone say that in a lifetime? This is my second time and weird as it maybe, the first was about 12 years ago on the same road as this one but about 10 min away.


25 posted on 05/17/2012 12:22:28 AM PDT by presently no screen name (God First!! VAB: Voting Against Both---> Romney and Obama.)
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To: truth_seeker

So true! Having it all certainly doesn’t mean having it all.


26 posted on 05/17/2012 12:24:33 AM PDT by presently no screen name (God First!! VAB: Voting Against Both---> Romney and Obama.)
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To: SuziQ; Dilbert San Diego

Well, I read that he, while filing for divorce two years ago, they weren’t divorced but he is dating someone now.


27 posted on 05/17/2012 12:37:38 AM PDT by presently no screen name (God First!! VAB: Voting Against Both---> Romney and Obama.)
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To: occamrzr06

As am I.

Too soon?


28 posted on 05/17/2012 1:30:55 AM PDT by JoshuaLawrenceChamberlain
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To: SeekAndFind

Another Kennedy man kills another women. Nothing to see move along.


29 posted on 05/17/2012 2:38:57 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: wardaddy

what an obscenely effed up family

She does not have any DNA from the Kennedy. She was just married to one.


30 posted on 05/17/2012 2:55:20 AM PDT by napscoordinator (VOTE FOR NEWT!!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I hang myself listening to his whining voice all the time.


31 posted on 05/17/2012 3:05:10 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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This is pretty sad. I wonder what the cause of death was? Drugs? Suicide? Heart attack?

Founder http://www.cityofshamballa.net
32 posted on 05/17/2012 3:14:26 AM PDT by RadiantFire888
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Let’s not forget how Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel got framed for murdering the neighbor girl. Somehow they got her to impale her head on the golf club shaft he just happened to be holding.

Very f’d up family.


33 posted on 05/17/2012 3:32:57 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: SeekAndFind

What’s sad is that Robert Kennedy was living in Los Angeles with his actress girlfriend. He knew Mary had problems, but he left his family for fun in LA. Dealing with four children is a hard. Robert Kennedy should have lived closer to the family and helped with the children. Maybe if he had Mary would be alive today.


34 posted on 05/17/2012 3:42:49 AM PDT by Atlantan
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To: rcrngroup

And the curse must have also been visited on the American people for all these generations too for having believed in the Kennedys.


35 posted on 05/17/2012 3:51:02 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: wardaddy
Mr Grammar..Gordon Liddy..used to harp on this one

Mr. Grammar? Really? Both of my Grammars were female.

36 posted on 05/17/2012 3:56:38 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Romney vs. Obama? One of them has to lose, I'll rejoice in that fact, whichever it is.)
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*** The Kennedy family must be cursed..nothing good ever comes of them. ***

No, sorry. there's no 'curse'. It's 'the family way' learned and passed down by 'grandpa' Joe Kennedy. Bootlegger, Mafia Associate Hoodlum, Hollywood big-shot womanizer, Nazi sympathizer, and all around creep who thought HE and all his male spawn were above The Law. And who, in his spare time had his own daughters Lobotomized because 'she embarrassed the family' (she was 'slow' or 'mildly retarded' as they said back then).

Then, on JFK's wedding day to Jackie old man Joe pulled Jack aside and said: "Just because you're married now doesn't mean you can't see other women." (Gee thanks dad). And as we know Jack sure took that advice to heart and followed it -- more than hound-dog Billy-Jeff.

Which brings us to Marlyn Monroe and her Murder. More than likely committed by that other POS, U.S. Attorney(ha!) Robert F Kennedy, who lied about his whereabouts that night -- and who was now getting sloppy 2nds from Marlyn after Jack -- Bobby's Brother-In-Law Peter Lawford, and some Kennedy goons. Carried off by using a Hypo full of a barbiturates (needle mark found on one of her buttocks) and staging a phony 'suicide scene' with an empty pill bottle (She had to be whacked as Jack talked too much).

This 'Kennedy's can get away with anything' attitude even carried over to first cousin Michael Skakel who Murdered teenage neighbor Martha Moxley in 1975 with a Golf Club. He admitted to a friend he met in drug habit (whatta shock!), "We're Kennedys. We can get away with murder."

So there is no 'Curse', it's a family of GD degenerates. Satan even has a special Kennedy Wing in HELL for them!

/rant
(sorry but I'm 1/2 Irish and these 'people' are an embarrassment to all Irish and just disgust me!)

37 posted on 05/17/2012 4:06:11 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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>>>"/rant (sorry but I'm 1/2 Irish and these 'people' are an embarrassment to all Irish and just disgust me!)" <<<

I'm 1/3765 Cherokee and I'm going to Harvard.

38 posted on 05/17/2012 4:21:09 AM PDT by jmax (Be warned....I'm armed. Round is chambered, full magazine is inserted, safety is off.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The family “curse” is not following God’s Commandments, including the greatest of these to love one another. They were given to man for our his good.


39 posted on 05/17/2012 5:15:00 AM PDT by AmericaUnite (Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with his finger. John Ch 8)
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To: occamrzr06

Who’s art and why was he hung?

;)


40 posted on 05/17/2012 5:23:02 AM PDT by homegroan (Veni, Vedi, Velcro....since 1998)
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To: occamrzr06

The Kennedy’s think they’re “hung”


41 posted on 05/17/2012 5:43:14 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: SuziQ
Very sad for her children.
Living with their parents divorce and the tragedy of their mother's suicide are bad enough.
But perhaps worse, they've inherited genes from two people with real mental health issues.
42 posted on 05/17/2012 5:43:44 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: SeekAndFind

Is it just me, or does she look like a Kennedy? God, have they had so many affairs in that family that they don’t know if they are sleeping with their own?


43 posted on 05/17/2012 6:05:18 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: truth_seeker

Entire article written by publicists for the Kennedys— every time something happens they “re-insert” the legacy of tragedy. NEVER do they ever ascribe personal responsibility for the tragedy, when facts show this to be true.
Example:
Michael Lemoyne Kennedy— runs around on new wife, with a babysitter, who is paid off to NOT bring charges.. and concomitant to the divorce from the wife as a result— then gets drunk on a ski slope and is killed (every action due to choices HE made— not some family curse— unless it is genetic stupidity).

Teddy— well there’s reams on that monstrosity.

As to RFK, Jr. - his first drug arrest is for 183 grams (!) of heroin at age 29. Heroin is not a “gateway” drug. From this he is gotten off light with community service as “a first time offender” (riiiight), and ends up running Riverkeepers (waterkeepers anti private property water rights socialists) and eventually does oil deals with marxist Cesar Chavez through Citgo (the Venezuelan state owned oil co. US subsidiary) for a large “non-profit” salary. Sweet setup. With a trust fund of his own too. Not a force for good.

The legacy is behavioural—males marry enablers.. some of the women very intelligent— and then proceed to tear them down and drive them to destruction.

Viewing this trumped up psuedo-royalty family as from an Irish gangster rumrunner legacy- a Boston Tammany gang if you will— it makes some sense. Wait for the funeral, and RFK,Jr for yet more media publicist written pablum. A “curse” indeed. And this family pushed for obama, don’t forget (the clinton’s sure haven’t).

A terrible ending for a very talented bright, and abused woman. Very sad. God rest her soul. Deo Vindice.


44 posted on 05/17/2012 6:18:10 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: SeekAndFind

Damned global warming.


45 posted on 05/17/2012 6:19:27 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: bmwcyle
"I hang myself listening to his whining voice all the time."

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. suffers from a disorder of the larynx called spasmodic dysphonia.

46 posted on 05/17/2012 7:11:33 AM PDT by Mila
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To: Atlantan

Hey....HEY! How DARE you speak ill of the Saintly, RFK Jr.!!! Don’t you KNOW he’s god-like???? He’s all about the environment....why should he care about his Kids and Wife??? PLEASE!!!! /sarc


47 posted on 05/17/2012 7:11:56 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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Hey....HEY! How DARE you speak ill of the Saintly, RFK Jr.!!! Don’t you KNOW he’s god-like???? He’s all about the environment....why should he care about his Kids and Wife??? PLEASE!!!! /sarc


48 posted on 05/17/2012 7:12:16 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Mila

OK it is hard to listen to on TV.


49 posted on 05/17/2012 7:41:01 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Atlantan

I read that the two youngest children were with him in LA. The two oldest were away at boarding school. He was fighting her for full custody of the children.


50 posted on 05/17/2012 7:44:35 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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