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Rosemary Kennedy

Age: 86

eldest sister of President John Kennedy who was born mildly retarded. In 1941, her father, Joseph Kennedy, had her lobotomized. The operation left Rosemary in an infantlike state, and she remained hospitalized for the remainder of her life.

Died: Fort Atkinson, Wis., Jan. 7, 2005

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