|22 February 1932
||25 August 2009
Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy (February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009) was the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. In office since November 1962, Kennedy was in his eighth full (and ninth overall) term in the Senate. At the time of his death, he was the second most senior member of the Senate, after Robert Byrd of West Virginia, and the third-longest-serving senator of all time. He was best known as one of the most outspoken and effective Senate proponents of liberal causes and bills. For many years the most prominent living member of the Kennedy family, he was the youngest brother of President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, both victims of assassinations, and the father of Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy.
Kennedy battled a malignant brain tumor first diagnosed in May 2008, which greatly limited his appearances in the Senate; though he survived longer than doctors first expected, he passed away just before midnight on August 25, 2009 at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.
Signed on 25 September 2009 by: Geraldine Hegarty
With deepest sympathy to all of the
Kennedy Family on the death of Ted RIP
The Kennedy Family are like our family here in Ireland
God Bless You All on our huge loss
of a truly remarkable man