Rosemary Forbes Kerry
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|Rosemary Isabel Forbes|
October 27, 1913|
|Died||November 14, 2002
|Spouse(s)||Richard John Kerry
(m. 1941-2000; his death)
John Forbes Kerry
Cameron Forbes Kerry
|Parents||James Grant Forbes
Margaret Tyndal Winthrop
|Relatives||Alexandra Forbes Kerry (granddaughter)
Vanessa Bradford Kerry (granddaughter)
She was one of eleven children of James Grant Forbes of the Protestant Forbes family and Margaret Tyndal Winthrop of the Dudley–Winthrop family. She studied to be a nurse, and served in the Red Cross in Paris during World War II. She also was a Girl Scout leader at the troop and council level in Groton, Massachusetts, for 50 years. Margaret was a granddaughter of Robert Charles Winthrop.
She married Richard John Kerry, in Montgomery, Alabama on February 8, 1941, and was the mother of John Forbes Kerry, the 2004 candidate for President of the United States. They met when Kerry took a sculpture class at the resort of Saint-Briac, where the Forbes family built the family estate.
Rosemary was also the mother of another son, Cameron, who is General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Commerce, and was formerly a Boston lawyer, an adjunct law professor at Suffolk Law School and a convert to Judaism; and two daughters, Diana and Margaret Peggy.
- "Rosemary Kerry, 89; Advocate of Recycling, Senator's Mother", The Boston Globe, November 16, 2002 – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
- "Rosemary Kerry, at 89, senator's mother, activist", The Boston Herald, November 16, 2002. – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required)