Rose Kennedy Garden

Christopher Columbus Park
along Rose F. Kennedy Greenway

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on July 22, 1890 in Boston's North End. Her parents were John "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald, who later became mayor of Boston, and Mary Josephine Hannon. In 1914 Rose married Joseph P. Kennedy and they raised nine children, including President John F. Kennedy.

In 1987 city officials unveiled the Rose Kennedy Garden to honor Rose "for her contributions to this country, and to the inspiration she has given to us all." Rose died in1995 at age 105. In 2004, Boston's Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway was officially dedicated in her honor.

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