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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.

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KEYWORDS: again; kennedyfamily; kennedysuicide; marykennedy; rfkjr; robertkennedyjr; suicide
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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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