Shriver, Eunice

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Shriver, Eunice Gender: F
Eunice Mary Kennedy
born on 10 July 1921 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Brookline, Massachusetts, 42n20, 71w07
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: McEvoy
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 17°47' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 27°59 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 23°39'


American social activist and noted family, the daughter of Rose and Joseph Kennedy. She married Robert Shriver, Jr. in 1953 and had five kids. Her daughter Maria became a TV anchor and married Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Philanthropically active, she initiated the original idea of the Peace Corps. though never credited for it, founded the Special Olympics for Retarded and Handicapped children and also worked with the welfare of women prisoners in the penal system.

A strong character and a workaholic, she has Addison's Disease, the same as her brother John F. Kennedy. On 10/13/2000, she had a successful five-hour surgery to remove a benign pancreatic tumor, Baltimore. On 10/23/2000 she was readmitted to the hospital with a severe postoperative infection. The next morning, the doctors again performed surgery in an effort to stem the infection. She was in critical but stable condition.

Her sister Rosemary Kennedy died at age 86 on January 7, 2005. Born mildly retarded, Rosemary underwent a lobotomy at age 23 and had been institutionalized nearly her entire life. Rosemary was the inspiration for Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s drive to establish the Special Olympics in 1968.

The cofounder of the Special Olympics suffered a minor stroke on Saturday, October 29, 2005 and was hospitalized at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. She was also treated for a stress fracture of the hip.

She was hospitalized in early August and died a few days later on August 11, 2009 at 2:00 AM (according to family quoted iin news reports) in Hyannis, MA. Whe was 88.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • sibling relationship with Kennedy, Ted (born 22 February 1932)


  • Relationship : Marriage 23 May 1953 (Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr.)
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  • Health : Medical procedure 13 October 2000 (Surgery, pancreatic tumor removed)
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  • Health : Medical procedure 24 October 2000 (Second surgery, to stem infection)
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  • Health : Accident (Non-fatal) 5 July 2001 (Car crash, broke leg, not wearing seatbelt)
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  • Death, Cause unspecified 11 August 2009 at 02:00 AM in Hyannis, MA (Age 88 following strokes)
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Source Notes

Frances McEvoy quotes a family member, "circa 11:00 AM."


  • Traits : Personality : Hard worker (Strong woman)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Stroke
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Other Major diseases (Addison's disease)
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged (Affluent family)
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Dad)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One lengthy)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted (Maria Shriver)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Peace Corps, Special Olympics)
  • Notable : Famous : Socialite
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women