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Mary Kennedy dead in suicide: Sources says wife of Robert Kennedy Jr.took her life
NY Daily News ^ | 5/16/12 | Joanna Molloy, Alison Gendar, Sarah Armaghan AND Christina Boyle Read more: http://www.nydailynews.

Posted on 05/16/2012 5:10:59 PM PDT by jimbo123

Fresh tragedy hit the Kennedy family Wednesday: the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. hanged herself in a barn behind her Westchester home.

Mary Richardson Kennedy, 52, was the mother of four children, the youngest of whom is 11.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: again; kennedyfamily; kennedysuicide; marykennedy; rfkjr; robertkennedyjr; suicide
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1 posted on 05/16/2012 5:11:02 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

unexpected?

hung herself in a barn??


2 posted on 05/16/2012 5:13:31 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: jimbo123

This is incredibly sad. RIP


3 posted on 05/16/2012 5:14:08 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Clintonfatigued
This is incredibly sad. RIP

An unbelievably selfish--scars the children for life.

4 posted on 05/16/2012 5:16:34 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

So sad. That poor tortured woman.


5 posted on 05/16/2012 5:18:12 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: jimbo123

People who take their own lives are often mentally ill and need help.

See Suicide Prevention Resource Center. http://www.sprc.org/


6 posted on 05/16/2012 5:18:40 PM PDT by garjog
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To: jimbo123
Damn.

You know, the Kennedy's, I despise them.

But I still feel empathy for anyone who is so desolate, so hopeless, that they think death is preferable to working through the temporary problem, whatever it is, that I face.

When I first was trying to get clean, I'd stumble. And on a relapse, when I was feeling awful, I'd want to kill myself. I called my sponsor one of those times. He said, "Well, don't do that!!!"

I asked, "Why not?"

"Because you'd be killing the wrong guy," he responded.

Stayed my hand.

7 posted on 05/16/2012 5:19:15 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The so-called 'mainstream' media has gone from "biased" straight to "utterly surreal".)
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To: GeronL

Hanging is an unusual way for a woman to commit suicide.


8 posted on 05/16/2012 5:19:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: jimbo123

Her body was found hanged in a barn.

There are no witnesses to the hanging. That she hanged herself is an assumption only.


9 posted on 05/16/2012 5:20:27 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Gov. G. Romney (R), father of Bishop Willard M Romney)
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To: GeronL

Well, what can you say—she was married to a Kennedy.


10 posted on 05/16/2012 5:20:33 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people?)
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To: jimbo123

How terribly tragic. With all that the family has, they certainly have had more than their share of sorrows. May God bless her children and give them peace, and forgive her for taking her own life. She must have felt very desperate. Very sad.


11 posted on 05/16/2012 5:20:57 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: Lazamataz
"Because you'd be killing the wrong guy," he responded.

Meaning, who'd have been the right guy?

12 posted on 05/16/2012 5:21:36 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: jimbo123

Kennedy style suicide = murder. He’ll get away with it too.


13 posted on 05/16/2012 5:22:24 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: jimbo123
My heart goes out to those children who must now live without a mother and spend their lives wondering why this happened.

I also feel for Mary Richardson Kennedy and what she must have gone through enduring life within the Kennedy cult.

14 posted on 05/16/2012 5:22:38 PM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: Psalm 144
There are no witnesses to the hanging. That she hanged herself is an assumption only.

The first thing I thought was that this just happened today, and already the news report is conclusive that it was suicide? Since it's the Kennedys, if it WASN'T suicide, we'll never know.

15 posted on 05/16/2012 5:23:20 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: Lazamataz

Suicide is the permanent solution to a temporary problem.


16 posted on 05/16/2012 5:24:30 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: jimbo123

That is so sad. But there is NOTHING in this world bad enough to make you take your own life. You are all you have.


17 posted on 05/16/2012 5:24:52 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: jimbo123

I feel sorry for her kids and her parents and family,

Why should anyone feel sorry for the Kennedy’s, she was no longer a Kennedy, and the Kennedy’s didnt feel sorry for Mary Jo.


18 posted on 05/16/2012 5:25:23 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: jimbo123

Couldn’t adjust to being an ex-princess, or what?


19 posted on 05/16/2012 5:26:58 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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years of listening to RFK jr’s whiney voice probably drove her to it.


20 posted on 05/16/2012 5:28:05 PM PDT by llevrok (In today's world, environmentalists would find God out of compliance with the EPA)
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To: smalltownslick

“That is so sad. But there is NOTHING in this world bad enough to make you take your own life.”

Good luck convincing people suffering from deep dark depression that there isn’t anything bad enough. There is a very fine line between sanity and insanity in the mind. All it takes is something going wrong in those billions upon billions of circuits in the brain.


21 posted on 05/16/2012 5:28:25 PM PDT by dewawi
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To: Venturer

kennedys have no feelings for any one but kennedys


22 posted on 05/16/2012 5:29:09 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: cripplecreek

I would say so!


23 posted on 05/16/2012 5:29:24 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

That is true


24 posted on 05/16/2012 5:29:35 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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Sad indeed!


25 posted on 05/16/2012 5:30:51 PM PDT by ghostcat
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To: garjog
Kennedy's are often mentally ill and need help.
26 posted on 05/16/2012 5:30:51 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Lazamataz
Now, there's Rx Naltrexone®, Suboxone® and Campral® to help with the process; been there, done that, too, my FRiend.
27 posted on 05/16/2012 5:31:26 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: jimbo123
According to Wikipedia,

Kennedy married Emily Ruth Black (b. October 15, 1957) on April 3, 1982... They have two children: Robert F. III, b. 1984, and Kathleen Alexandra, b. 1988. They divorced on March 25, 1994, in the Dominican Republic.

Kennedy subsequently married Mary Richardson (1960...2012) on April 15, 1994, aboard a research vessel along the Hudson River. They had four children: Conor Richardson (b. 1994), Kyra LeMoyne (b. 1995), William Finbar (b. 1997), and Aiden Caohman Vieques (b. 2001). On May 12, 2010, Kennedy filed for divorce from Mary, just three days before she was charged with drunken driving. On May 16, 2012, Mary was found dead in a building on the grounds of her Mount Kisco, New York home. At the time Kennedy was reportedly dating actress Cheryl Hines.


Those inspirational Kennedy Catholics -- always upholding the sanctity of marriage.

28 posted on 05/16/2012 5:34:37 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: lightman

An unbelievably selfish—scars the children for life.

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When people are that depressed, the problems in their lives are so overwhelming, they don’t think of anything (or anyone) else. Mrs. Kennedy might also have felt that no one, not even her children, would care if she lived or died.

And alcohol makes it worse.


29 posted on 05/16/2012 5:35:04 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: jimbo123
this is NOT a “Kennedy Family tragedy”

this is a tragedy caused BY the Kennedy family, with its long track record of oversexed pampered men emotionally abusing and cheating on their wives

PuhLEEZE spare us the grieving widower schlock.
He was pictured with his new mistress just 2 weeks ago

The poor kids, though. Mummy fell into alcohol and then depression and now chose to leave them forever

30 posted on 05/16/2012 5:35:11 PM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: smalltownslick; Lazamataz

“...there is NOTHING in this world bad enough to make you take your own life.”

Not when you’re at the absolute “rock-bottom”, sts.


31 posted on 05/16/2012 5:35:58 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Point was, who I was then, that person wasn’t who I was to become. Witty way to say it, and a little poetic license. :)


32 posted on 05/16/2012 5:36:11 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The so-called 'mainstream' media has gone from "biased" straight to "utterly surreal".)
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To: dewawi
Good luck convincing people suffering from deep dark depression that there isn’t anything bad enough. There is a very fine line between sanity and insanity in the mind. All it takes is something going wrong in those billions upon billions of circuits in the brain.

But when people ingest substances (methamphetamine, cocaine) which specifically destroy the brain's endorphin-producing ability, the deepest, darkest depression is not uncommon.

It's hard to put into a 60-second anti-drug ad, but that's the number one reason people shouldn't take drugs: the possibility of a life without joy.

33 posted on 05/16/2012 5:37:15 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: garjog

“People who take their own lives are often mentally ill and need help”

And also on SSRI anti-depressants which feature suicide as a side effect.


34 posted on 05/16/2012 5:38:04 PM PDT by Captain7seas (FIRE JANE LUBCHENCO FROM NOAA)
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To: Psalm 144

So she was killed? Because she wouldn’t give him a divorce? Because she knew too much? If this were 50 years ago you might have a good case for murder, but how likely is that now, when divorce is more readily available? And RFK Jr. is pretty small potatoes. Whatever you could say about his father and uncles, it’s hard to see anyone being killed to save his pathetic little (non-)career.


35 posted on 05/16/2012 5:39:11 PM PDT by x
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To: cripplecreek
Hanging is an unusual way for a woman to commit suicide.

Less common than overdose but not as rare as gunshot.

36 posted on 05/16/2012 5:39:11 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: smalltownslick
But there is NOTHING in this world bad enough to make you take your own life.

You are absolutely correct. However, we sometimes lie to ourselves.

37 posted on 05/16/2012 5:39:31 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The so-called 'mainstream' media has gone from "biased" straight to "utterly surreal".)
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To: silverleaf
Mummy fell into alcohol and then depression

Yeh--and factor in isolation, loneliness and voila....

38 posted on 05/16/2012 5:40:36 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: jimbo123

Hubby told me earlier she died, but not that she had killed herself.

I feel very sorry for her children.


39 posted on 05/16/2012 5:42:42 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: cripplecreek

My female cousin hung hersel 52 years ago.

I still remember every detail of that awful day.


40 posted on 05/16/2012 5:42:45 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: cripplecreek

A woman up the street from me (mentally unstable), had an argument with a neighbor and then hung herself from her balcony in the family room. No one found her for three days.


41 posted on 05/16/2012 5:44:20 PM PDT by melissa_in_ga (Laz would hit it.)
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To: jimbo123

She had lived so close to so much evil for so long.

I pray that God has mercy on her soul.


42 posted on 05/16/2012 5:47:10 PM PDT by Tau Food (I am not a Romney Republican.)
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To: jimbo123

I have this recurring thought that Old Joe sold his soul to the Devil to get his son in the White House.
The outcome of History is exactly as you might expect Satan to fill his end of the bargain.
The son he intended, died in WWII.
JFK gets in, but not exactly the tenure Joe had in mind.
And how many generations and how wide a swath through that clan, has Satan reaped his harvest?
Imagine how many pages might be occupied in Wikipedia, if there were an entry for “Deaths and Tragedies in the Joe Kennedy clan”.....
(I haven’t looked...)


43 posted on 05/16/2012 5:48:56 PM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: jimbo123; Lazamataz

No one knows what it takes, no one knows what it took this time. It may be temporary, as Laz said, but sometimes temporary has a way of becoming permanent. When you think and see that you’ve reached a cul de sac, no pills and no alcohol can help you, and you’d better have some inborn sliver of hope in your genes to keep going.


44 posted on 05/16/2012 5:50:07 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

When she got her DWI she was driving a 6 yr old Volvo.
Life is hard.
I bet the kids were on subsidized lunch at prep school too.


45 posted on 05/16/2012 5:50:13 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: jimbo123

Someone really needs to bring back that old ‘80s punk band, the Dead Kennedys.


46 posted on 05/16/2012 5:52:44 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: reefdiver
kennedys have no feelings for any one but kennedys.

The Kennedys have no feelings, or souls.

47 posted on 05/16/2012 5:59:28 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: jimbo123

Her husband is the wackco enviromentist that hits the cable news shows sometime....I have seen him on Hannity show before

He had that whining Boston accent....Drives me crazy to listen to it....

How utterly selfish of her to mark her chidren for life with this horrible event....


48 posted on 05/16/2012 6:00:09 PM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: Revolting cat!
but sometimes temporary has a way of becoming permanent.

That's outside my realm of experience.

I may believe is the falsehood if I wish, but my experience shows me that nothing is permanent. Perhaps only my death is, but I haven't experienced that yet.

Even someone else dying, while their death is permanent, the role they have in my life can be taken by another, so long as I remain open-minded and willing.

49 posted on 05/16/2012 6:00:32 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The so-called 'mainstream' media has gone from "biased" straight to "utterly surreal".)
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To: x
And RFK Jr. is pretty small potatoes.

Only until he launches his political career.

50 posted on 05/16/2012 6:00:36 PM PDT by JimWayne
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