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Robert Kennedy Jr insists he is not responsible for wife Mary’s suicide
Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:26PM BST 20 May 2012 | By Rosa Prince, New York

Posted on 05/20/2012 4:22:56 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin

Delivering a eulogy to his estranged wife Mary, Mr Kennedy, the son of the assassinated attorney-general Robert F Kennedy and nephew of President John F Kennedy, spoke of her troubled life and admitted that she resented him for asking her to give up her career to have children.

Mary Richardson Kennedy’s family went to court on Friday to try to stop her being interred in a Kennedy family plot in Centerville, Massachusetts.

But the burial went ahead following a funeral service at St Patrick’s Church in Bedford, New York, attended by stars including the actors Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Glenn Close, Susan Sarandon and Larry David, and the tennis champion John McEnroe.

Representatives from the Kennedy clan included Ethel Kennedy, Mr Kennedy’s mother and RFK’s widow, Caroline Kennedy, President Kennedy’s daughter, and Maria Shriver, another cousin, who is married but separated from Arnold Schwarzenegger, the actor turned California governor.

In his tearful eulogy, twice-married Mr Kennedy told mourners how his troubled wife had telephoned him the day before she was found hanging from a barn in the home they once shared in upstate New York.

He said: “The day before she died, she called me and said, 'You know me better than anyone in the world’. She said, 'I was such a good girl’. I said, 'I know you are and you still are’. She really fought so hard. She had these demons, and she didn’t deserve it. I know I did everything I could to help her.”

Mrs Kennedy’s friends have suggested that she was distraught at the separation from her husband, who filed for divorce in 2010 and is now in a relationship with Cheryl Hines, the star of the television show Curb Your Enthusiasm, but had not completed the process.

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To: DeaconBenjamin

He’s just upset the bridge trick has already been done.


51 posted on 05/20/2012 5:41:32 PM PDT by moovova (OBAMA: The first US President to come out of the closet.)
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oh my.. a tearful eulogy...

why would an estranged husband, tell the world a private conservation he had with her one day before she died??? should that not have been kept between him and his adult children???
Just like Obama...Not my fault, I'm the good guy, I just live on the other side of the country with my mistress..what a lovely family...

Don't worry Robert...payback will come to you one day also...

52 posted on 05/20/2012 5:42:43 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: DeaconBenjamin

The suicide of Mary Richardson Kennedy continues to shock the 52-year-old’s family and friends, many of whom are blaming her estranged husband, Robert Kennedy Jr., for her decline since he filed for divorce in May 2010. She will reportedly be buried at a cemetery near the Kennedy compound in Hyannisport, Massachusetts, but a friend told the Daily News, “Hyannisport? You mean the place from which she had been virtually banned for the past two years?”

http://gothamist.com/2012/05/18/mary_kennedys_friends_blame_rfk_jr.php

Apparently she had fallen into credit card debt (enough for American Express to file a civil suit) and another family friend said, “He was going for full custody of the kids, which broke her heart. She also had been part of the Kennedy family for 30 years. And now she was being cast aside by them.” Mary Kennedy’s problems with alcohol and prescription drugs grew, and the Post reports she had “threaten[ed] suicide so often that the family staged an intervention, another friend said.” A source said, “There were times when she had to be taken to the hospital when she would be acting irrationally and threatening to hurt herself.”


53 posted on 05/20/2012 5:43:38 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: DeaconBenjamin
Kennedy spoke of her troubled life and admitted that she resented him for asking her to give up her career to have children.

What a bastard.

54 posted on 05/20/2012 5:44:34 PM 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: Doogle

The bastard is not responsible for anything.


55 posted on 05/20/2012 5:45:31 PM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Suicide Divides Kennedy Relatives

Battle lines had been drawn before Mary Richardson Kennedy’s suicide, but the feud between her family and the Kennedy clan grew more bitter Thursday. After being barred from entering the deceased woman’s house Wednesday by Robert Kennedy Jr., two of her sisters received permission from local police to enter the house and retrieve personal belongings Thursday. Kennedy and his wife had been estranged since he filed for divorce in 2010, and as the split was still not final, Kennedy has taken charge of funeral proceedings, planning a wake for Friday and rite of Christian burial on Saturday in Hyannisport. Mary Kennedy’s sisters, however, are planning a separate service scheduled for Monday in Manhattan.

Read it at New York Daily News
May 18, 2012 1:29 PM


56 posted on 05/20/2012 5:46:41 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

wow. just wow!!

So he took over everything and is bossing around her family.
Unbelievable.

His children will remember this - and not kindly.


57 posted on 05/20/2012 5:49:36 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: kcvl
Robert Kennedy Jr. reportedly ordered Mary Kennedy's sisters from the Bedford home when they arrived there this week following the suicide. The sisters had to seek a police escort in order to return to collect some of Mary Kennedy's personal papers, the Daily News reported.

What a scumbag. Rot in hell.

58 posted on 05/20/2012 5:52:16 PM PDT by WeatherGuy
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To: vladimir998

I don’t know squat about the Kennedy dude but I know for a fact that my father paid off the catholic church to get an annulment from my mom. It was a $1000 “donation” straight to the Monsignor at St. Monica’s church in Santa Monica, CA.

Don’t know the Kennedy facts but it sure does happen.


59 posted on 05/20/2012 5:52:53 PM PDT by RacerX1128 (Cornered in CA)
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To: Scotswife

For crying out loud, why didn’t he just drown her in a river off a bridge. He ain’t no Kennedy.


60 posted on 05/20/2012 5:54:06 PM PDT by healy61
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To: DeaconBenjamin

The time of death was not released but family friend Michaelis said a housekeeper had seen Mary Kennedy alive Tuesday, and worried about her absence Wednesday morning.

Her husband denied reports that a suicide note was found.

The Kennedys’ four kids, Conor, Kyra, William and Aiden, range in age from 17 to 11. They were not living with their mom when she killed herself a few days after Mother’s Day.

Their father, who lived in a rented house near the family home and also spent time in California, had taken temporary custody in February.

They were described by family friends as being “shellshocked.”

“They’re quiet. They seem to be actually very stoic,” said one friend.

Friends of the couple said Mary Kennedy knew she was not coping well with the looming divorce and the separation from her kids, but they were shocked that she would go as far as suicide.

“She never gave the impression that things were as bad as they must have been for her to do what she did,” Michaelis said.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/feud-explodes-families-mary-richardson-kennedy-suicide-article-1.1080386#ixzz1vSeeeL69


61 posted on 05/20/2012 5:54:20 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: DeaconBenjamin

His sister, Kerry Kennedy, told the paper that while Mary was enrolled in Alcoholics Anonymous and had been sober for five months, her battle with booze was dwarfed by her depression.

“Her doctors who were well-meaning were trying mightily to find the correct mix of medications to help her. And they failed. Repeatedly,” she said.

“She was fighting, fighting, fighting with every ounce of her being to beat back those demons.”

An autopsy Thursday confirmed that Mary Kennedy died of asphyxiation due to hanging.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/feud-explodes-families-mary-richardson-kennedy-suicide-article-1.1080386#ixzz1vSf2o33d


62 posted on 05/20/2012 5:55:14 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: RacerX1128

You wrote:

“I don’t know squat about the Kennedy dude but I know for a fact that my father paid off the catholic church to get an annulment from my mom. It was a $1000 “donation” straight to the Monsignor at St. Monica’s church in Santa Monica, CA.”

Monsignors do not give annulments. Tribunals do. Your story doesn’t work. The only money involved in annulments is the fee for the Tribunal’s work. Those fees don’t even cover the cost of the work, nor are they even required as the poor do not have to pay them.


63 posted on 05/20/2012 5:59:35 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

I’m just glad that he has it in perspective that her death is really all about him.

Thanks DeaconBenjamin.


64 posted on 05/20/2012 6:04:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: taillightchaser

No flames at all TLC,

We uns know top to bottom the Kennedy clan was / is poison.

A sad chapter in the history of America.


65 posted on 05/20/2012 6:18:31 PM PDT by onona (RIP Levon, another good man gone.)
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To: kcvl

Still something strange here, Women don’t hang themselves. It’s messy and its nasty, they take drugs


66 posted on 05/20/2012 6:22:54 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: vladimir998

My wife and I both received annulments. The administrative fees were $600.00 for the each of us.


67 posted on 05/20/2012 6:30:08 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
I am amused when I hear the MSM question whether or not the Kennedy Curse lives on?

The Kennedy Clan are a curse and have been for several decades!
68 posted on 05/20/2012 6:33:05 PM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: vladimir998; Venturer

It’s called an Indulgence. More common in the church a thousand years ago but you can still pay for an annullment. One of my friends did that so she could remarry in the Catholic church. Divorce calls for excommunication.


69 posted on 05/20/2012 6:38:08 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: Ditter

Because they were still legally married to each other; absent any contrary document signed by her (say to be buried
in her family plot not the Kennedy’s)RFK Jr can decide


70 posted on 05/20/2012 6:44:26 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: Ditter

Because her husband still had the legal authority to make that call. Parents lose that ability when a child gets married, and then has children.

Wills trump it all....but I am sure that was not stipulated.

It’s the law. It’s been that way for going on 900 years or so.


71 posted on 05/20/2012 6:52:50 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: GreatRoad
Good Lord! You have several Catholics buzzwords here (indulgence, excommunication), but not the straight story. Annulments are not exactly the brightest side of today's Catholic Church, but if you're going to talk about them, you ought to know the official line:

10 Questions about Annulment

72 posted on 05/20/2012 6:53:17 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: GreatRoad

You wrote:

“It’s called an Indulgence.”

No, it isn’t.

“More common in the church a thousand years ago but you can still pay for an annullment.”

False. There is no way to pay for an annulment. Also, there has never been a connection between an indulgences and annulments.

“One of my friends did that so she could remarry in the Catholic church.”

She didn’t pay a dime for the annulment. She paid for the Tribunal’s costs.

“Divorce calls for excommunication.”

False. You cannot be excommunicated for divorce.

You seem to have no idea what you’re talking about. I do know what I’m talking about.


73 posted on 05/20/2012 6:54:04 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Blue Ink

I’m from Mass and I can not stand any of them. It repulses me to even see their faces. Does that help?


74 posted on 05/20/2012 6:55:18 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: MamaDearest

Will her family be able to visit her grave whenever they want? Or are the Kennedys buried in a private graveyard?


75 posted on 05/20/2012 6:59:01 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: vladimir998; UB355; RacerX1128

A family member paid for his annullment also. Without it, he wouldn’t have been able to remarry in the Catholic Church. 25 years of marriage and six children, and they gave it to him.


76 posted on 05/20/2012 6:59:45 PM PDT by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

I thought eulogies were supposed to be positive, happy memories of the deceased, sounds like he trashed her and exonerated himself of any blame. Certainly not the time not place for that, but then I don’t think church is the place for eulogies.


77 posted on 05/20/2012 7:03:17 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Ditter

Legally they are still married, he’s next of kin and makes the decisions.


78 posted on 05/20/2012 7:06:17 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Her suicide is no one’s responsibility but her own. There were a million other options for her to take. No matter how sorry the Kennedy fellow is, she made the choice. She could have left the entire bunch and easily found someone else that would have cherished her and cared for her unlike R. Kennedy did. She could have received help easily.


79 posted on 05/20/2012 7:14:13 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: DeaconBenjamin
Delivering a eulogy to his estranged wife Mary,Mr Kennedy,the son of the assassinated attorney-general Robert F Kennedy and nephew of President John F Kennedy,spoke of her troubled life and admitted that she resented him for asking her to give up her career to have children.

She resented him for asking her to give up her career to have children?!

She was pregnant when they married. He was still legally married to the first ex wife when he knocked up the second. The facts don't seem to support his contention that he had to convince her to have kids.

Is there any male member of the Kennedy clan who isn't a pig?

80 posted on 05/20/2012 7:41:45 PM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO and all your terrorist buddies)
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To: RacerX1128

Sorry to hear that, RacerX. I went to grade school there. I expected better.


81 posted on 05/20/2012 7:44:06 PM PDT by bajabaja (Too ugly to be scanned at the airports.)
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To: sodpoodle

Wonderful Catholic, too, (I just had to add).


82 posted on 05/20/2012 7:50:22 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: DeaconBenjamin
doesn't sound like a eulogy but a *its not my fault* speech.. Typical Kennedy...
83 posted on 05/20/2012 7:50:39 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Blue Ink

They don’t anymore...idiot RFK jr is NYker...the remaining crew is not doing well here..


84 posted on 05/20/2012 7:57:24 PM PDT by massatoosits
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To: Ditter

Because she was still married to a Kennedy. He got to choose.


85 posted on 05/20/2012 7:58:24 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: rockabyebaby
But the burial went ahead following a funeral service at St Patrick’s Church in Bedford, New York,

Wait.........what?????

A divorce was never completed, so he still had rights over such matters.

86 posted on 05/20/2012 8:04:52 PM PDT by montag813
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To: kalee

RFK Jr. reminds me of Michael Schiavo back in 2005—the difference is that Schiavo had his wife starved to death (with the help of the legal system) whereas RFK Jr. merely drove his wife to suicide by his actions.


87 posted on 05/20/2012 8:26:33 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

Maybe he bumped her off so he wouldn’t have to go for a second annulment.


88 posted on 05/20/2012 8:28:47 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: SunkenCiv; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Let’s start a Twitter Hashtag on this #KennedyWarOnWomen


89 posted on 05/20/2012 8:44:56 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Shimmer1

Who was? Joe?


90 posted on 05/20/2012 8:48:26 PM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: DeaconBenjamin
Apparently, Mary didn't understand the Phallus Cult of the Priapic Kennedys:

...who filed for divorce in 2010 and is now in a relationship with Cheryl Hines

With the Kennedys, it's all about taking care of The Big Head that hangs left or right in their skivvies...

91 posted on 05/20/2012 8:57:53 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: DeaconBenjamin

The Kennedys give “debauched filth” a bad name...


92 posted on 05/20/2012 8:59:19 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Ditter

“Her family didn’t want her buried with the Kennedys! Why were they not able to stop it?”

Probably the next of kin is the spouse.


93 posted on 05/20/2012 9:03:22 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Less attention to Chavez in Venezuala and more to Mary in wherever she was probably would have helped - at least we probably won’t have to listen to a lot of self-righteous blather about how we should all live more like a wonderful Kennedy for awhile......


94 posted on 05/20/2012 9:05:03 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: DeaconBenjamin
The very definition of ELITIST scum:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_kennedy_jr

95 posted on 05/20/2012 9:05:14 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Psalm 144

Thank you, about 10 people told me it was because they were still married. I am surprised that he would be so callus that he would go against her families wishes to this degree. Not surprised really he is a Kennedy but what advantage does this give him? He has acted like a total ass about this.


96 posted on 05/20/2012 9:08:43 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ladysmith

The number of years and children are irrelevant as to the validity of the marriage.


97 posted on 05/20/2012 9:10:07 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Can you imagine giving a eulogy for your estranged wife who just killed herself and, in trying to absolve yourself of any responsibility, claim only that she resented you for taking her from urban SoHo to pastoral Bedford to HAVE CHILDREN ??? In front of those children, who will have enough to deal with for the rest of their lives? Selfish bastard.


98 posted on 05/20/2012 9:18:36 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: ladyjane

Did he get a first annulment? There was about a three-week gap between the first divorce and his second marriage. Obviously a whirlwind courtship. The second marriage was in April 1994 and their first child’s date of birth is given as “1994” (no month given). Presumably born in late December and just a bit premature...


99 posted on 05/20/2012 9:26:36 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: montag813

oh, yeah Mary Richardson Kennedy should have had a will explicitly directing her birth family to have that power. She didn’t so, as her legal husband, Bobby, Jr. had the power to decide. He bought the MA plot on Friday.

Because of the bitterness, one of the articles said none of her 6 siblings attended the funeral, but all the stories referred to the 4 children and one of her sisters wheeling the casket into the church.

I remember years ago, the Revsons of Revlon fame were going through, but hadn’t finalized, a bothersome divorce. He died. She got it all.


100 posted on 05/20/2012 9:27:56 PM PDT by EDINVA
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