A portrait of the Kennedy family in their living room, Bronxville, New York, 1938. From left are: Joseph P Kennedy Sr (1888 - 1969), Patricia Kennedy (1926 - 2006), John F Kennedy (1917 - 1963), Jean Kennedy, Eunice Kennedy, Robert Kennedy (1925 - 1968), Kathleen Kennedy (1920 - 1948), Edward Kennedy, Rosemary Kennedy (1918 - 2005), Joseph P. Kennedy Jr (1915 - 1944), and Rose Kennedy (1890 - 1995). (Photo by Bachrach/Getty Images) via ...
Heartbreaking transformation of Rosemary Kennedy after her lobotomy
Sister Paulus, Rosie, Eunice, and Rose Kennedy at Hyannis Port when Rosemary came for a visit. In 1949, on learning that Rosie was being sexually abused at Craig House, Joe had her moved to Saint Coletta, a home for the mentally retarded in southeastern Jefferson, Wisconsin. She was cared for by Sister Paulus
Rosemary Kennedy. This beautiful young woman didn't conform to Kennedy standards, at least according to Joe Kennedy, and the private lobotomy he had performed on her without his wife's knowledge effectively ended her life. - Ronni