Rosemary Forbes Kerry
|Rosemary Forbes Kerry|
|Born||Rosemary Isabel Forbes
October 27, 1913
|Died||November 14, 2002
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Richard J. Kerry
(m.1941-2000; his death)
Rosemary Isabel Forbes Kerry (October 27, 1913 – November 14, 2002) was one of eleven children of James Grant Forbes of the Protestant Forbes family of China and Boston, and wife Margaret Tyndal (née Winthrop). 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.
She married Richard J. 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.