Skip to comments.Mary Kennedy dead in suicide: Sources says wife of Robert Kennedy Jr.took her life
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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hung herself in a barn??
This is incredibly sad. RIP
An unbelievably selfish--scars the children for life.
So sad. That poor tortured woman.
People who take their own lives are often mentally ill and need help.
See Suicide Prevention Resource Center. http://www.sprc.org/
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.
Hanging is an unusual way for a woman to commit suicide.
Her body was found hanged in a barn.
There are no witnesses to the hanging. That she hanged herself is an assumption only.
Well, what can you sayshe was married to a Kennedy.
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.
Meaning, who'd have been the right guy?
Kennedy style suicide = murder. He’ll get away with it too.
I also feel for Mary Richardson Kennedy and what she must have gone through enduring life within the Kennedy cult.
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.
Suicide is the permanent solution to a temporary problem.
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.
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.
Couldn’t adjust to being an ex-princess, or what?
years of listening to RFK jr’s whiney voice probably drove her to it.
“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.
kennedys have no feelings for any one but kennedys
I would say so!
That is true
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.
An unbelievably selfish—scars the children for life.
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.
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
“...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.
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. :)
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.
“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.
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.
Less common than overdose but not as rare as gunshot.
You are absolutely correct. However, we sometimes lie to ourselves.
Yeh--and factor in isolation, loneliness and voila....
Hubby told me earlier she died, but not that she had killed herself.
I feel very sorry for her children.
My female cousin hung hersel 52 years ago.
I still remember every detail of that awful day.
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.
She had lived so close to so much evil for so long.
I pray that God has mercy on her soul.
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...)
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.
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.
Someone really needs to bring back that old ‘80s punk band, the Dead Kennedys.
The Kennedys have no feelings, or souls.
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....
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.
Only until he launches his political career.