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Mary Augusta Hickey Kennedy
Born December 6, 1857
Winthrop, Massachusetts
Died May 20, 1923 (aged 65)
Religious beliefs Roman Catholic
Spouse(s) Patrick J. Kennedy
Children Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Francis Benedict Kennedy, Mary Loretta Kennedy, Margaret Louise Kennedy

Mary Augusta Kennedy (December 6, 1857 – May 20, 1923) was the wife of Patrick J. Kennedy, mother of Joseph P. Kennedy, and paternal grandmother of assassinated US president John F. Kennedy and his brothers Robert F. Kennedy and Ted Kennedy. She was born Mary Augusta Hickey in Winthrop, Massachusetts , and was the daughter of James Hickey(1836-1900), a prominent saloon keeper, and Margaret Field Hickey(1835-1911), both of whom had emigrated from County Cork, then-Britain.


On November 23, 1887, Mary Augusta Hickey married Patrick J. Kennedy and they had the following children:


Name Birth Death Age Notes
Joseph Patrick Kennedy September 6, 1888 November 18, 1969 81 years Married on October 7, 1914 to Rose Fitzgerald; had issue.
Francis Benedict Kennedy March 11, 1891 January 14, 1892 10 months
Mary Loretta Kennedy August 6, 1892 November 18, 1971 79 years Married on October 12, 1927 to George William Connelly (June 10, 1898 – August 29, 1971); had issue.
Margaret Louise Kennedy October 22, 1898 November 14, 1974 76 years Married on June 14, 1924 to Charles Joseph Burke (August 23, 1899 – April 5, 1967); had issue.


Mary Augusta Kennedy died on May 20, 1923, aged 65, from cancer.



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