BAYONNE – The estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who allegedly hung herself on Wednesday in the barn behind her home, was from Bayonne originally, and was raised in Bayonne and Hoboken before becoming the wife of RFK Jr.
Mary Kennedy was the daughter of a popular teacher.
“Her mother, Nancy, taught English in Bayonne High School for many years, she was also a member of the city’s environmental Commission for a few years. She was a wonderful woman, very bright and intelligent.”
Mary married RFK Jr. a prominent environmental activist in 1994. The couple split up in 2010 and media reports suggest that she was devastated by the breakup.
She was found dead on Wednesday in the barn behind her New Bedford home by a housekeeper, according to news reports.