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Eunice Kennedy Shriver dies at the age of 88 in Massachusetts
 
Eunice Kennedy Shriver dies at the age of 88 in Massachusetts
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder and chairperson of the Special Olympics, died at at a Cape Cod hospital in Hyannis, Massachusetts on August 11, 2009. She was 88 and the sister of President John F. Kennedy, Senator Ted Kennedy, and mother of Maria Shriver, the first lady of California. She is shown in Waltham, MA, on October 14, 1970 for the dedication of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Institute, a $2.6 million center for research and clinical evaluation of the mentally retarded. L-R: Dr. Raymond D. Adams director of the Center; Mrs. Rose Kennedy; Mrs. Eunice Kennedy Shriver; Sen. Edward M. Kennedy; and Mr. David Crockett, Associate Director of Massachusetts Hospital. UPI/Files
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