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May 15, 2014
Dear Eunice
I never got to meet you in person yet always had that dream of someday getting that chance Now with your passing that will never happen. Thank you for starting special olympics it changed my life forever. May you rest in peace
April 22, 2014
This is really sad because the generous lady died in 2009
December 06, 2013
I inherited a book titled Times to Remember by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. Inside the book Eunice Kennedy Shriver wrote "On behalf of my Mother, thank you for your interest and concern for the mentally retarded. Through Special Olympics all of us can help them grow stronger in spirit, body and mind." We have several friends who have children with special needs who I know are very appreciative of the hard work and caring Eunice gave to empower these children.
September 28, 2013
My life of s.o. from the age of 8 till now was dedicated to you. You opened up a awsome program for people with disabilities. Thank u for letting me you in 1999 world games in north Carolina. Thank u for letting me and tons of people experience special Olympics in their lives. My personal words are I didn't get time to say goodbye to a wonderful person. My prayers are with you and your family. Sean so fl,nh,me,ma.
September 18, 2013
A remarkable woman who gave some of the most special citizens of the world an avenue to feel appreciated and loved while they are able to fulfill their dreams and achieve satisfaction through sports. When others put them down Mrs Shriver showed the world how to lift them up. As a volunteer with Special Olympics Trinidad & Tobago for the past twenty-six years I say on behalf of all Special Olympics athletes and volunteers thank you Lord for allowing this wonderful lady to have been given the vision to start Special Olympics. She was truly a blessing to all of us and her legacy will live on forever. May her soul continue to rest in peace.
January 11, 2012
sorry for the loss of EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER my prayers go to the family at this time
July 11, 2011
I met Mrs Shriver in 1986 in the City of Worcester. She began the official Play to Grow group along with my old friend Caroline Duffy. These two women were the original inclusion specialists. Noone ever had to tell themwhat to do to include everyone in to life, they just followed their hearts and did what was right.
June 29, 2011
Thank you for all you did, You are truly my inspiration and the reason i am who i am today, Thank you
May 24, 2011
Thank you so very much to Eunice Kennedy Shriver for starting the Special olympics. I love being part of the Special olympics. Thanks you for all you have done for the people that are in the special olympics. may you rest in peace.
May 10, 2011
Because of her love for her sister, my cousin Buddy is the recipient of much love and exceptance. Thank you Mrs Shriver. Godspeed!
April 02, 2011
My family will always remember the many years with our Katie at Special Olympics.
Katie was born with Down Syndrome and hearing impairment; however, she was able to live in a group home as an adult and live with assistance. She enjoyed over 30 years in Special Olympics bowling, gymnastics, and track and field. Katie loved Special Olympics and all of us have at least one of her many medals. She was very proud and so were we. Katie passed away on St. Patrick's Day in 2008. My family will never forget your contribution to Katie and all the others with intellectual disability. The Kennedy family spurred forward research and education for this population.
Thank you so much.

Linda Buckland Lanier
January 29, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 23, 2011
The beauty of your life prevails in the life of your children. Maria has captured your spirit and truly carries the torch of the next generation. Today she eulogized Sargent Shriver knowing that he has joined you, Joseph, Kathleen (Kick), John, Joseph Sr., Robert, Rose, Patricia, Rose Marie (Rosemary) Edward and now Our Sargent Shriver. The table is set with Joseph at the helm the Sunday afternoon’s touch football games will go on as planned. My dear Eunice I am sure that this Sunday's game will find you scoring a touchdown with Sarge standing on the sidelines. Next week's game will be a blast because Sarge will be in full gear and all of Heaven will know the love of your life has entered the game. We miss you, John, Robert, Jackie, John Jr., and all of the rest. It would appear that all of you were like family members and we truly mourned your passing.

I thought that the way John and Bobby left would be the saddest but really it was your passing followed by our dear Teddy that left me truly sad, because now a legacy was coming to an end. Dear Sister Jean is still with us and we pray that she will continue to have a long life because we are not yet ready to say goodbye to a family who has given so much. We have lived on the outer perimeter of your life and peered in as voyeurs at both your public and private sorrows. We did not mean to gawk but we loved all of you so much we wanted to share with you in good times and bad.

Welcome the Sarge and then keep watch over all of us until that Great Day when the roll is called and then we will meet you somewhere up there in heaven but we know not when for we have miles left to travel before we sleep. To all of your children we offer our prayers that God will grant them length of years.
January 23, 2011
The beauty of your life prevails in the life of your children. Maria has captured your spirit and truly carries the torch of the next generation. Today she eulogized Sargent Shriver knowing that he has joined you, Joseph, Kathleen (Kick), John, Joseph Sr., Robert, Rose, Patricia, Rose Marie (Rosemary) Edward and now Our Sargent Shriver. The table is set with Joseph at the helm the Sunday afternoon touch football games we go on as planned. My dear Eunice I am sure that this Sunday's game will find you scoring a touchdown with Sarge standing on the sidelines. Next week's game will be a blast because Sarge will be in full gear and all of Heaven will know the love of your life has entered the game. We miss you, John, Robert, Jackie, John Jr., and all of the rest. It would appear that all of you were like family members and we truly mourned your passing.
I thought that the way John and Bobby left would be the saddest but really it was your passing followed by our dear Teddy that left me truly sad, because now a legacy was coming to an end. Dear Sister Jean is still with us and we pray that she will continue to have a long life because we are not yet ready to say goodbye to a family who has given so much. We have lived on the outside of perimeter of your life and peered as voyeurs at both your public and private sorrows. We did not mean to gawk but we loved all of you so much we wanted to share with you in good times and bad.
Welcome the Sarge and then keep watch over all of us until that Great Day when the roll is called and then we will meet you somewhere up there in heaven bit we know not when for we have miles left to travel before we sleep. To all of your children we offer our prayers that God will grant them length of years.
January 04, 2011
It was a honor to know you!! May god be with your family.
August 28, 2010
when i saw ur word of encouragement i was amazed i love u and your family.i wish to stand by u daniel
April 30, 2010
To the Shriver Family,
My condolences go out to you at this sad passing of Eunice. I remember watching T.V. documentaries on the Kennedy family, it was nice to see how the family enjoyed being around one another.
There have been a lot of deaths in my family too, and I draw comfort from the Bible's words found at Revelations 21:3,4: "...The tent of God is with mankind...and he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." My prayers go out to you, may God bless and give you peace.
November 20, 2009
For Eunice...

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
November 07, 2009
I pray that you and Teddy had a glorious reunion with your family!!
November 04, 2009
I was the 53 volunteer for the Peace Corps and a warrior to the end in the War on Poverty; both due the the inspiration of America's First Family. You were as great as any member. Rest well great warrior.
November 04, 2009
I was the 52 volunteer for the Peace Corps and a warrior to the end in the War on Poverty, both inspired by America's First Family. You were as great as any member. Rest well great warrior
October 26, 2009
My condolences to you Maria and family.
Grieving there is no right way or wrong way for that matter. There is your way. All of you will get through this, perhaps not over it, do keep your memories in tact.
October 05, 2009
For Eunice...

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
September 25, 2009
I was very sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Eunice Kennedy Shriver, yet I know that the angels were in celebration of welcoming her home. As a retired Elementary Ed. Teacher, I was so very thankful that "Special Olympics got their day in the Spotlight, guided by the loving heart, hand and gifts of Mrs. Shriver.
My words to the Family and the World, weep not for she fought the good fight of faith, kept the course that was planned for her life, and completed her work here on earth. Look unto the hills from whence cometh your help, it's from the Good Lord. Keep the faith and trust in Him. May the work she begun that was so endeared to her continues through the lives of our children, grands and many generations to come. To her husband, children, grands and other relatives, keep the flame burning in your hearts and cherish your loving memories.
In Him,
Min. Brenda F. Miller
September 14, 2009
I was very sorry to hear about Mrs. Shrivers passing.
My name is Anthony Ingram and have been involved with special olympics for many years. Participating in the olympics has given me great courage to do the things I never thought I could do.
It has given me courage to go to places such as schools, chuches, businesses and others to get up and talk about Speccial olympics and its programs and what it has done for me.
I has given me the ability to dream and achieve beyond my dreams. I am so appreciative of what she has done for me and many others. She will always be remembered for centuries to come and will be carried in many many peoples hearts.
In Sympathy,

Anthony Ingram
September 06, 2009
God bless the Kennedy family for their service to others and all they have given back.
August 31, 2009
My family and I have always admired Eunice and respected the Kennedys. However, I was most inspired when she appeared on OPRAH with Maria, and Oprah told how she summoned all she knew, including her--Oprah, to help the people who were devastated in the 2005 Tsunami. The love of God be always with your family and you ever in his presence.
August 31, 2009
I've been named after you... and God knows I'm trying my hardest to live up to the it. Rest in peace, Mrs. Shriver.
August 30, 2009
May God keep you in his arms and make you feel loved......just the way you did onto the participants of the Special Olympics! YOU made the Kennedy family shine in God's eyes! Rest in Peace Eunice.
August 29, 2009
So sorry about your loss ,May God bless you all.
August 27, 2009
my deepest condolences and prayers are with you the kennedys she was a great woman you will all be remember in my holy commuion kathy mich
August 27, 2009
May you be comforted in knowing the lives that were touched by Eunice are forever grateful. May you be blessed and find peace in the knowledge of her spirit which has touched us all and those memories will continue to be a blessing
August 26, 2009
May God Bless your family and grant you peace.
August 26, 2009
my deepest condolences to the kennedy and shriver families especially to maria and her husband governor arnold schwarzenegger. i'm only familiar with maria since she is a news reporter. stay encouraged shriver and kennedy families because only god can bring you through. rest in peace mrs. eunice kennedy shriver.
isadore burns jr&family
pastor isadore burns sr.
pastor josie burns
church of god deliverance through christ
40 colvin avenue
albany new york 12206
August 26, 2009
I would like to share a scripture with the family of Mrs. Shriver. 1 Corinthians 15:26, "As the last enemy, death is to be brought to nothing."
This is comforting to know that this will take place under God's Kingdom in the near future.
Then all of humankind will be able to realize God's purpose for creating all life. This is explained in the Bible at Genesis 1:28, "Further, God blessed them and God said to them: "Be fruitful and become many and fill the earth and subdue it, and have in subjection the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of the heavens and every living creature that is moving upon the earth,"
I hope the knowledge of this wonderful purpose brings comfort to you all. Thank you for allowing me on your site.
August 26, 2009
To the Kennedy-Shriver family a great lose are prays and condolenes to the family. Eunice touch so many lives world wide.

Nulty Family
August 26, 2009
The works of this great family has affected us all.....God bless you and may his radiance continue to shine upon you and give you peace.
August 26, 2009
Dear Maria, Arnold and Family,
May God comfort and strengthen all of your during your trying times of great loss. Moms' are truly the rock in all families and your Mom, Maria, was truly a great lady, loving, kind and wonderful. She is going to be truly missed by all of us.
God bless, comfort, and love all of you and your family.
In Our Prayers and Gods' Love, George Sr. and Dorothy McKeon St. Johns, Arizona
August 26, 2009
God blessed this world with this wonderful lady. She will always be remembered and honored for the good she did. I for one will be forever grateful. God bless
August 26, 2009
THE KENNEDY'S will always be remembered for their works in WASHINGTON, and fellow AMERICANS. We luv you and always in our hearts.
August 26, 2009
"Sen.Edward Kennedy was a great American,a great Democrat and a great man.
He has made an extraordinary contribution to America's role in the world.
I send my heart felt condolences to the entire Kennedy Family.
August 26, 2009
R.I.P. EUNICE. To the Kennedy Family, I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts.
August 26, 2009
May you continue to enjoy the bliss of being in the presence of your Lord and Savior and may He comfort all your loved ones.
August 26, 2009
To all of the family;
Blessings, love & sincere condolences for your tremedous loss.
Love---Gale Gardner
August 25, 2009
Eunice you made a difference in this world you will truly be missed but I know God called you home saying good and faithful servant well done. May God continue to bless the family, this is my prayer.
August 25, 2009
There are angels waiting in heaven who need your love and affection. Rosemary will be so happy to see you.
God Bless
Carol Horton
August 25, 2009
My prayers to the family. Will be missed.
August 25, 2009
The World has become a darker place, God Bless You for all you did.May you rest in peace
August 25, 2009
You will be sadly missed by all. I sure miss you brothers. I was only in 4th grade when John passed. I thought the world of him.
August 25, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with the Kennedy/Shriver families. Eunice if born a male would of been the next Kennedy president, she was smart, caring and inspiration for us all. May she rest in peace with the comfort of her heavenly family by her side.
August 24, 2009
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, will be missed by so many, including the individuals at the Hammomd State School (A school for the developmentaly disabled. I was an employee there many years ago. I went to Southeastern Louisiana University, to help with a Special Olympics meet. It was my day off so I sat in the bleachers for some time before going out on the field. A beautiful person sat down next to me. We talked for some time and I discovered she was Eunice Kennedy Shriver,the sister of John F. Kennedy. I have always cherished that hour of interaction with Eunice Kennedy Shriver and will never forget her and what she stood for. She was a Great Lady.
August 24, 2009
To the Shriver and Kennedy families:

Eunice Kennedy Shriver was truly a shining beacon of hope, and an inspiration to millions. If each of us had an intensely, focused passion in our lives like she did with the Special Olympics, imagine how much better the world could be. May she be welcomed into Paradise by the Blessed Mother and her Son.

May God grant you peace as you mourn,
August 24, 2009
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2009
http://www.ruthann1.com
August 24, 2009
WELL DONE GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT
MAY HE HOLD YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND
August 24, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 24, 2009
The Kennedy & Shriver Family.

I wish to send my condolences to all the family. May she RIP.
August 24, 2009
To the Shriver & Kennedy Families;
My deepest sympathy is with you at this time of great loss. If only every Charity & Humane Cause had a leader like Eunice Kennedy, our world would be alot closer to being a heaven on earth!

Eunice was an exceptional woman who truly lived for a cause much larger than herself. May the lord bless her and her remarkable family.

Sincerely,
Susanne
Philadelphia
August 24, 2009
Thank you for a life well lived. Your an inspiration to all and gave so graciously of your time, knowledge and wisdom.
August 24, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 24, 2009
Tim Shriver and Family,

Our most heartfelt symapthies for the loss of your beloved mom. She was a true pioneer.

Family of Roland L. Leclerc, Special Olympics, CT
August 24, 2009
i have followed the Kennedy family since I was a little kid....always had the utmost respect for all they did helping our society....we will all feel her loss but remember all the good she did...
August 24, 2009
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
August 24, 2009
The Kennedy & Shriver family,
Faith in the living God be with you.
Eunice is with her family but most of all with God. What joy.
Frances Frederickson (Garcia)
Glenwood, IL
August 24, 2009
i'm very sorry for you loss. Mrs. Shriver is in heaven with God and not suffering anymore. you'll alway have her close to you,and that's what's inportant. God will bring your family through this and comfort all of you. Mr. and Mrs David Miller {Springfield, Mo.}
August 24, 2009
Dear Family,

Was sorry to hear of your recent loss. I too have worked for people with challenges, and have heard people say "it takes a special person to do what you do." When you love God and his creation, its nothing special though...Mrs. Shriver certainly had a love for people. Psalm 34:18 has been a comfort to me in the past. I hope it will comfort you...Carol
August 24, 2009
My deepest sympathy to the Kennedy and Schriver family. Mrs. Schriver was and still is a Child of GOD and she will be greatly missed. My family and I offer our condolences to the family. May GOD continue to comfort you in time of your loss. She brought so much joy to each and everyone. Again, I ask GOD to fill your hearts with PEACE during this difficult time.
August 24, 2009
A lady who was way ahead of her time. She was a true visionary.
August 23, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family during this time of grief. She is now free of pain and in the arms of her grandparents, parents, sisters and brothers. Eunice was a fantastic woman, she will definately be remembered. May the warm and loving memories of your dear one live on in your hearts. I love the Kennedy Family, and my prayers also go to Teddy. May you have a full speedy recovery. Eunice may you rest in peace.
August 23, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Just hold on to god hands.
August 23, 2009
My sympathy to the Kennedy and Schriver family. I hope peace will fill your hearts during the loss of your mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend.
August 23, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 23, 2009
To the Kennedy & Shriver families,
My deepest heartfelt sympathy.
Eunice will be blessed for all the good she did here on earth.
She is definately in a better place.
Love & Light,
Sue
August 23, 2009
TO THE KENNEDY & SCHRIVER FAMILIES, MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES TO ALL. MAY MRS. SHRIVER REST IN PEACE. SINCERELY, CAMILLE C. BOROZAN
August 23, 2009
TO THE SHRIVER AND KENNEDY FAMILY!

YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AND FOREVER IN MY HEART.

GOD BLESS YOU EUNICE AND REST IN PEACE!

MasterSergeant,
Annie Robinson-Johnson
U.S.ARMY RESERVES
August 23, 2009
Hats off to a very special lady. She was certainly a caretaker and has given so much to help people who can't always help themselves and for that I say "Thank You." My thoughts go out to the family members.
August 23, 2009
MY SINCERE SYMPATHY TO THE KENNEDY FAMILY AT THIS TIME. SHE WAS A GREAT WOMAN WHO ACHIEVED MANY THINGS. GOD BLESS HER FAMILY AND GIVE THEM STRENGTH AT THIS TIME.
August 23, 2009
My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family. May she rest in peace
August 23, 2009
If any woman would have made a great first female President, Eunice Kennedy Shriver would have been that woman.
August 23, 2009
GOD SPEED TO A VERY BLESSED FAMILY AS TIME AND LIFE GOES ON SO DOES GOD'S EVER LASTING TOUCH. GOD BLESS

CAPTAIN AND MRS ANDREW K DUNCAN USAF RETIRED.
August 22, 2009
I pray for the mystical love, grace and peace of the true Christ Jesus known to Rose and Eunice Kennedy to remain with Eunice and be with the family at this time and always. XO
August 22, 2009
Eunice like her brother Jack and the Kennedy family was blessed but they always give back. Eunice St.Peter will let you into the pearly gates. RIP
August 22, 2009
To the Kennedy/Shriver Family,
My Prayers are with you during this time of sadness.
August 22, 2009
My best friend is a athlete..she loves it and tells me stories about her games and new medals she gets...God bless Eunice family...
August 22, 2009
God be with you.
August 22, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 22, 2009
What remarkable work she did in behalf of others. To have that type of unselfish spirit is truly a treasure.

To the Kennedy-Shriver family, "may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope by means of undeserved kindness, comfort YOUR hearts and make YOU firm in every good deed and word." (2 Thess 2:16, 17)
August 22, 2009
To the family of Mrs. Shriver,
I appreciate the love Mrs. Eunice Kennedy Shriver showed for the disabled by instituting the Special Olympics. She left a marvelous legacy in showing love for all people. I know you will miss her and remember God has not forgotten her good deeds. John 5: 28, 29. Agape
August 22, 2009
to sargent and his family i am sad to see eunice gone but she is with our heavenly fatherand probably doing special olympics there. hang in there luv ya all.
August 22, 2009
MAY GOD KEEP ALL OF YOU CLOSE AS YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN. GOD TOOK HIS ANGEL HOME TO BE WITH HIM LET US ALL BE THANKFUL FOR THE IMPACT SHE MADE ON THIS WORLD.
August 22, 2009
To the Shriver Family,
Please accept my sincere sympathy. I have had the great privilege to participate in Special Olympics during the 80's and the 90's and remember the fun of the overnights at Towson State (College) University, the dances and entertainment, the races and events, and the smiles of accomplishment on the faces of the individuals I served. That is why I am writing to the family to say thanks for the memories and as you reflect on your precious memories may you also find comfort from, "the Father of tender mercies, and the God of all comfort who comforts us in all our tribulations (2 Corinthians 1:3,4).
August 21, 2009
Mrs Shriver was a great and courageous woman. The Special Olympics is a wonderful organization that gives our special population the right to excel, not only on the field, but elsewhere in
life.

Thank You!
August 21, 2009
Mrs Kennedy- Shriver was a strong woman in a time when women were not considered savvy or political, Kudos to her for breaking the mold and giving back not only the community but to her family, she raised well mannered children brimming with confidence, God Bless
August 21, 2009
Mrs. Shriver was truly a great lady and we feel very blessed that she was in our lives. She will be missed by all of us. God bless all of her family.
August 21, 2009
Please accept my deepest sympathies at the passing of Mrs. Shriver. She was an amazing woman and I know she will be truly missed.
August 21, 2009
To the entire Shriver/Kennedy families. Many blessings and comfort to you in your time of sorrow. She is smiling down on all of you, remember the beautiful memories
August 21, 2009
Shriver and Kennedy Family,

We, disabled friends, were blessed to have a wonderful lady like Ms. Shriver with us for eight decades and thanked her for the contribution she had made toward the Special Olympics that enabled us, disabled friends, to have the opportunity to participate in a kind of olympic for us that has made us feel worth, important, and honor. My thought and prayers are with her and the Kennedy families. Thank you so much, Ms. Shriver.
August 21, 2009
Thoughts and prayers are with both the Shriver and Kennedy Family
August 21, 2009
I would like to thank Ms. Shriver for all of her work and care. Because of her, people like my son have been able to compete in the Special Olympics. Her memory and spirit will be kept alive by each and every man, woman and child that participates in the Special Olympics. May her beautiful soul rest in peace.
August 21, 2009
To the Shriver & Kennedy families, what a wonderful lady, wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend. May God give you comfort in the beautiful memories you have of your mother. She will be missed by the world and all those she loved so dearly.
August 21, 2009
Peace and Blessings are wished for the survivors of the beloved Mrs. Eunice Kennedy Shriver. There are many wonderful memories to cherish!
August 21, 2009
God bless you. Mrs. Shriver.
Thank you for standing up for the unborn babies. You are loved by so many.
August 21, 2009
my depest sympaathy for such a great lady joseph guinto and grandsons cole and tommy lee ingison
August 21, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. God grant you comfort through memories you have of Eunice. God grant you peace as a Christian knowing she is in Heaven and reunited with your family there. God bless always and thanks so much for your service as a family to our country.
August 21, 2009
I love the Kennedy family. When i hear the name Kennedy it brings joy to me for what JFK and RFK did for our country. God bless the Kennedy family
August 21, 2009
I owe special thanks to Mrs. Shriver for the thought to start the Olympics. My brother has competed for 20+ years and has loved every minute. My hat off to a GREAT LADY.
August 21, 2009
To the Shriver & Kennedy families, my prayers for your Mother, Sister Aunt & Cousin. Remember her strength and faith, use them to sustain your own.
God Bless.
August 20, 2009
My heart goes out to all the Kennedy and shriver family may god be with you all.
August 20, 2009
To the family of Mrs. Shriver know that she is home again with those who went before her and with God . She leaves here on Earth a legacy of family, faith and unfailing determination. A gift we can all use.
May God Bless your family.
August 20, 2009
The dedication and hard work given to Special Olympics by Mrs. Shriver has validated the Mentally Handicapped as people worthy of love and praise. I have experienced this while growing up with my mentally challenged brother. I am sure we will never know the far reaching social changes her loving work has ignited. May God Bless Mrs. Shriver and her family. Ricky's Sister.
August 20, 2009
"Much is expected of those to whom much has been given" Those who have faced so much sadness, have been the greatest authors of the wonderful. God bless all of the Kennedys in this time of Eunice's passing and always. From an ex-prisoner and mental health consumer.
August 20, 2009
WE AS A NATION AND CITIZENS ARE GLAD THAT YOU WERE PART OF OUR WORLD. MAY GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY AND WATCH OVER THOSE WHO YOUR SO GRACIOUSLY HELD DEAR. THE SPECIAL OLYMPIANS ARE WONDERFUL PEOPLE WHO DO STAND TALL.
August 20, 2009
To the Kennedy family in their time of
grief. You are a strong family. May God Bless you. The Bible promises that you will see your loved ones again. What a joyous time that will be.
Ms. White
August 20, 2009
I was so sorry when I got the new's of Eunice May she rest in peace, my taught's and prayer's are with you all at this sad time, another wonderful Kennedy gone from us all, she will be greatly missed, God Bless you all,
August 20, 2009
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2009
http://www.ruthann1.com
August 20, 2009
There are no words to express the loss of a parent~I have tried and failed. All you can do is to find a trait that you hate, and promise to not replicate it, and find one that you want to emulate, only louder~
Your Mother had her cause, her time and her faith in you to continue her fight and loves throughout your lives~DO HER PROUD!
Fondly and Respectfully,
Melanie Ziel
Syracuse, NY
August 19, 2009
Thank you for your compassion. God bless.
August 19, 2009
Above and Beyond


We see you in the mountains

The valleys and the streams

We see you along hiking trails

And amid fields of green

We could forever walk in sorrow

Keep the grief all to ourselves

Or through your memory

Share tears of laughter

Make a difference

In here and now
August 19, 2009
ABOVE AND BEYOND


WE SEE YOU IN THE MOUNTAINS

THE VALLEYS AND THE STREAMS

WE SEE YOU ALONG HIKING TRAILS

AND AMID FIELDS OF GREEN

WE COULD FOREVER WALK IN SORROW

KEEP THE GRIEF ALL TO OURSELVES

OR THROUGH YOUR MEMORY

SHARE TEARS OF LAUGHTER

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

IN HERE AND NOW
August 19, 2009
Eunice Kennedy Shriver was a gift to the world, but especially to those who would have otherwise been forgotten, and to young women~who needed a strong, articulate and gracious role model; your impact on the world will never be forgotten, though it is a much sadder place without you. Anne Jones, Severna Park MD
August 19, 2009
My heart goes out to all of Mrs. Shrivers family. She really was an inspiring lady. She definitely will be missed.
August 19, 2009
August 19, 2009
God Bless you and Keep you all well. Eunice Kennedy Shriver was a wonderful woman, gracious and kind to everyone. She touched so many lives with her charity work and helped so many people with Special Problems. Her crown in heaven will be with many jewels.
August 19, 2009
DEAR KENNEDY, I am so sorry to hear that Eunice has passed away. My heart is broken, She was a GREAT LADY, I have always admired the amancans family, for almost 50 years now. MAY GOD be with you and yours at this sad time.(The loss of someone so close is difficult to bear.all of the U.S.A. share your grief.)
August 19, 2009
August 19, 2009

I am so grateful to have lived in the same lifetime as this wonderful person of genuine humanity.

B. Beatty, Columbia, MD
August 19, 2009
To the Kennedy and Shriver Family,

You all had a wonderful opportunity to have Eunice in your lives, whether it was as a mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, or great-grandmother. She was an inspiration to so many that had nothing. May her legacy live on, and as women, we can do anything!
August 19, 2009
KENNEDY,SHRIVER FAMILY MAY GOD GIVE YOU COMFORT IN THESE TIMES.THE WORK SHE DID WILL SPEAK FOR HER . YOU HAVE A STRONG FAMILY SUPPORT SYSTEM. GOD BLESS THE ENTIRE FAMILY.
August 19, 2009
To the family of Mrs Shriver,God bless you all , my heart goes out to you, It is good to be absent from the body and present wiiith the lord, as well as your good works will carry over with you. What a beautiful lady with a good heart, she has opened doors for the disable, that no one would do, She made people have hope and let them be able to compete with courage and strength, and love who you are , And to be able to do it with love, that only God can give, You see the lord looked down and called Mrs. Shriver to do this job, she did not run from it she stood tall , and the lord was with her. In the bible alot of people are called, But a few are chosen, and believe me she was the one that was chosen, I love you all for all of the good servive the Kennedy family has done for the people of America, God bless you all, and give you comfort that she is with Jesus Christ.
August 19, 2009
Mrs. Shriver accomplished many things in her life, but the best accomplishment was the love given to her family. May God bless you and keep you during this time of adjustment.
August 19, 2009
You were blessed to have this wonderful person in your life for as long as you did, as I am sure you know.
God be with you all.
August 19, 2009
Her devotion and dedication to those who are challenged will live forever. I deeply admire her for her determination to work with and for those with such great needs. I speak for myself and my mentally and physically challenged cousin. We extend our deepest condoleances to the family. Her place is in heaven now smiling on all those she served with a happy heart.
August 19, 2009
To the Shriver - Kennedy Families,
Maria Kennedy Shriver was a specal lady! She deserved her dedication for the mentally challenged. May she rest in peace.

Catherine & Robert Barlick,
West Islip, New York
August 19, 2009
A message of comfort to the family,

May Our Heavenly Father comfort you and grant you peace to help you to cope during these difficult days. I offer my sincere condolences to you all. Psalms 34:18.
August 19, 2009
AN AMERICAN WOMAN



TRUE to the meaning of her name, that comes from the Greek êu-positive, and Niké-victory, "positive victory," and to her roots. Eunice Kennedy Shriver, is the main protagonist in our times
WOMAN IN A TITANIC PROMETHEUS SAGA, her work is as vast as it was her genius. WOMAN AND MOTHER, IN A SOCIETY OF MEN; she has magically combined for ever, the democratic values of liberty, equality and fraternity.
NOTHING OR NOBODY COULD EXTINGUISH HER INSIDE FLAME, nor the time she lived, neither the omnipresence of her noble and distinguished men, or her motherhood. She transformed the society, with her natural light, her momentum, and her optimism and, as the biblical Eunice, her sincere faith.
SHE MAKES HOPES TO SPROUT IN A WORLD WHERE THE INTELLECTUALLY DISABLED, WERE DOOMED TO A CREEPING LUCK, and saved from the darkness, all those people who suffered the misfortune of being born different, and restored their dignity.
EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER, ENLIGHTENED, ENCOURAGED PARENTS, FAMILIES AND INSTITUTIONS TO SEE SOMEONE ON THE OTHER ONE, not to hide or be ashamed of, and taught to the world, that with prevention and help the individual could reach their full potential.
SHE MADE THIS MIRACLE POSSIBLE, THE VACCINE OF EMPATHY AND EQUALITY, LOVE AND FRATERNITYS, showing the world, the choice for freedom without walls, without limits: positivism in the pursuit, perseverance, struggle and love of neighbours.
EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER HAS DIED. NEVER WILL DIE HER MATER SOUL!, which as Eunice from Greek mythology ; " with her pinkish hands”; and in memory of her disabled sister Rosemary, was devoted to recovering from the gloomy seas of the unknown, shipwrecks disabled, and with them, their families; “ those who hid their secret and bitter tears”.
August 18, 2009
It was in the mid to late 70's that I attended the Special Olympics in Los Angeles, CA. They were held at UCLA that year.

Everything from start to finish that day was done as though this was the World Olympics... the lighting of the Olympic Torch, the runner, the parade of participants from every part of the state... what an obvious thrill it was for them!

Grandstand hosts for the event were Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, and Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

Famous people dotted the oval track in every direction; laughing, posing for pictures, giving congratulations and hugs to every winner.

One event that day will forever be etched in my memory and my heart. It was mid afternoon, and the relentless L.A. sun had made the large asphalt track unbearably hot.

It was a running event for males. In each and every event with encouragement from the Grandstand the crowd would cheer and clap as the competitors ran past Grandstand and on to the finish line.

One young man lagged behind. He was having obvious difficulty; struggling to put one foot in front the other, trying in earnest to finish the race in the unforgiving heat.

In the spirit of a true champion he gave his best until there was nothing left to give. He collapsed in a heap on the asphalt.

All of us in the crowd gasped as we jumped to our feet. But there was no time for any of us to wonder what would happen next.

Out of the Grandstand, her elegant dress flapping in the wind as she ran came Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

She, and a very famous actor, scooped this young many up and began to run toward the finish line. The crowd wept and cheered at the same time, as this very elegant high-heeled lady and a very kind actor carried the young man to victory and placed a medal about his neck.

I am blessed to have had this opportunity to see into the heart of this magnificent woman.
August 18, 2009
Mrs. Shriver will be missed greatly! Just remember her dedication & compassion for mentally challenged citizens would never die. Condoleances to the family. May God gives you strenght for such of loss. Peace be with her soul.
M. Charles, mother of mentally challenged
August 18, 2009
Her smile will continue to shine on each and everyone of us, and what a bright and lovely smile it is. She was a bud on earth, for to bloom in heaven. What a special lady!

Respectfully,
K. Edwards, Jacksonvillle
August 18, 2009
may god be with all of you in this time
skip harris toledo ohio
August 18, 2009
Dear Friends,

Thank you for sharing your wonderful mother with us and the world. May God bless you all.
August 18, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 18, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 18, 2009
Your mother was a great and wonderful woman. May God continue to
wrap his loving and healing arms around you.
Helen Smith Green
POBox 4426
New Orleans, LA 70178-4426
August 18, 2009
We lost a great Lady my prayers are with the Kennedy family God Bless you all
August 18, 2009
To The Kennedy and Shriver Family,

While your loss is personal, Mrs. Shriver's life and work is such a profound legacy that will endure for generations. With deepest condolences.
August 18, 2009
August 18, 2009
TO THE ENTIRE FAMILY,

MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL AND I WOULD BE SO PROUD TO CALL HER MOM , SHE IS AN ANGEL NOW BUT WAS ONE WHILE HERE ON EARTH. I HAVE A SPECIAL NEEDS ADULT BUT SHE WAS INVOLVED WITH THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS AS A CHILD--MY GRANDMOTHER ALWAYS TOLD ME GOD DOES GIVE US MORE THAN WE CAN HANDLE, HOWEVER I FEEL YOUR FAMILY RECEIVED MORE THAN ITS FARE SHARE.. GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND REMEMBER SHE NOW WITH THE ANGELS IN HEAVEN WATCHING OVER YOU ALL.
August 18, 2009
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
August 18, 2009
To the Kennedy Family, we are so so sorry for your loss. We celebrate her life and the good she did with it. She allowed us the ability to see the good in all and their love. We too have a special needs family member. To see the joy in his eyes when he participated in the Special Olympics. These times are priceless. May the moments you all shared give you comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless. Vince and Rhenda Giaccone
August 18, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 17, 2009
To the Kennedy Family, God Bless and keep you always by his side My heart goes out to you Mrs, Shriver I lost my mom 2 yrs ago and I know your pain God Bless you all.
August 17, 2009
You will be greatly missed.
August 17, 2009
To the Kennedy Family, We have a son who has worked with the Special Olympics and worked with Autistic children for 10 years and is now teaching extreme special needs. He had 1 child who was never taken home for holidays so he shared them with us. We learned and gained so much from that child and also others he brought to the house for pizza, Halloween and other times. God Bless Mrs Shriver. She has inspired so many young people. Her spirit will live on in people such as our son and many of his friends we have met through his work.
A lifelong Cape Codder
August 17, 2009
Our thoughts are with you. May Eunice rest in peace when she joins the rest of family. We will always remember you, you are in our hearts. Theresa Szafran, Anchorage, Alaska
August 17, 2009
Eunice Kennedy Shriver was without a doubt one of the most inspirational women in the world. A hero in a time when there are not many.
August 17, 2009
To the Kenndy Family- she was a wonderful person and she will be missed very much. Our country is a better place because of Eunice Kenndy Your inspiration will continue on.
August 17, 2009
god bless you Eunice Rest in peace with our Lord
Betty
August 17, 2009
To Maria & Family,
Your poem touched my heart and soul as my "Mummy" is 88 years old and is my hereo and also has been the driving force behind the success of my 31 year old daughter, Leia, who has Down Syndrome. Leia, myself and my Mom were fortunate enough to have met your Mom at the World Special Olympic Games Raleigh, North Carolin in 1999 and it was a unfortgetable experience.
She truly was an inspiration to all who had the chance to be part of one of her greatest achievements, The Special Olympics. Thank you so much for sharing your most private thoughts and memories, it meant a lot to me and my family.
May you find comfort in your wonderful memories and knowing that your mother touched the lives of so many special people, like my daughter.
Take care, Carol & Leia Brown
Wakefield, MA
August 17, 2009
May God Bless the Entire Kennedy Family for all you have done for this Country. Our prayer are with you and may the grace of God give you comfort strength and peace.
August 17, 2009
My deepest sympathy to Eunice Kennedy
Shriver's family. She was a very
gracious lady. I started reading about
the Kennedy Family in the 60's and
have certainly followed all of them.
Stephanie Lucas Lowery Moundville, Alabama
August 17, 2009
Mrs. Kennedy Shriver will be greatly missed. Again my deepest sympathy.
August 17, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 17, 2009
God bless you Eunice. What a wonderful person. Thank you for all you have done for others. Our prayers to the family.

Jo and Jackie Curran, Thomaston, Maine
August 17, 2009
She did make a difference. Debbie (Arcola, IL)
August 17, 2009
God blessed her and she in turn shared that blessing which is what makes a difference. She certainly was a Kennedy, one who is selfless by thinking of others instead of only herself. Thank you all for making all of us a part of your lives by your public service. My prayers to all the family. Esperanza Hernandez, (Sacramento, CA.
August 17, 2009
Rest in peace with all your love ones that are in heaven.God gave you many gift's and you returned them to others.Thanks for the memories.
Shirley A. Knight,Valparaiso, Fl.
August 17, 2009
So sorry for the loss of such a wonderful person. My prayers go out to the family.God bless you all.
August 17, 2009
So sorry for the loss of such a wonderful person. My prayers go out to the family.God bless you all.
August 17, 2009
God truly embraced you on your return home for all the good you did on earth. Rest in peace. Your inspiration will live on.
August 17, 2009
To the Shriver/ Kennedy family- she was a wonderful gift to the world and this country. She gave of herself to help others. She had a rewarding life. Thank you for sharing her.
August 17, 2009
God Bless, prayers for all the family and friends.
Betty Rockett
Texas
August 17, 2009
My thoughts are with you all at this very sad time, your faith will help youget through .


H. Durgin Lynn Mass
August 17, 2009
Thank You, May God continue to Bless
You during the Loss of this very Special Lady your Mummy.
Sincerely,
Jeretha Soto
August 17, 2009
i feel sad for the members of your family but i just wanted to let you know that even when your family will miss you, i know for a fact that you will be over eveyone of the KENNEDY family members GOD had a reason why he called you to join him in heaven kathleen jayne classick ( cherry hill, NJ)
August 17, 2009
Prayers are with the family and friends of a wonderful woman who was an inspiration to so many. God is smiling to have you enter HIS Kingdom.
August 16, 2009
MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO MARIA AND ALL THE KENNEDY FAMILY. MY HEART AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO ALL OF YOU. GOD BLESS
August 16, 2009
So Sorry for your loss.My prayers are with you.
August 16, 2009
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
August 16, 2009
THINK FOR A LADY LIKE YOU WE WILL MISS YOU BUT YOU ARE SPECIAL BUT YOU ARE SPECIAL TO GOD TOO
August 16, 2009
MY prays are with your family today with the loss of your Mummy. She must have been a great Mother because it shows in her family. May you find the help to get over your loss in your faith in God.
August 16, 2009
l think GOD FOR SENDING A PERSON LIKE YOU WITH A LOTS OF LOVE TO GO AROUND YOU IS AND WAS A SPECIAL LADY YOU WILL BE MISS BUT WE KNOW THAT YOU ARE SPECIAL TO GOD TOO FROM ROSE HARPER OF COMER GEORGIA
August 16, 2009
To the family of Eunice Shriver: My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief..May you all find peace in the arms of the Lord...Thanks to her my partially-handicapped brother was able to experience what as close to normal a life he could, for her we will be forever grateful...She may be gone, but will never be forgotten..God bless you all..
August 16, 2009
I first learned of the kennedy family thruogh my Grandma.a native of cape cod and long time resident of Hyannis i learned alot about the family..they were and still are part of our history. Mrs. Shriver may be gone from this earth, but never gone from our hearts. May the family take comfort in knowing she will forever be with us all. God Bless Mr. Shriver and children. THANK YOU for sharing her with all of us.
August 16, 2009
Mrs. Shriver was a powerful and thoughtful woman. She was what so many women wished to be--a woman with courage, plans, executive strength, stubbornness... it goes and goes on...

Her legacy shone forth from the faces of her five children and the faces of the grandchildren and the faces of the shining special needs people present and watching on television. She was a wonder.

I wish peace to the family, with God's love and Eunice's liveliness. God loves all of you.
August 16, 2009
Dear Anthony, Alina and girls.To all Kennedy and Shriver Family.Please accept our deepest sympathies,for the loss of your beautiful Mother.A wonderful person,inspiration to all mankind, her actions and deeds will live forever.Sincerely Mario,Selma Rosenfeld and family.
August 16, 2009
God bless yor Mrs Shriver and all your goow works
August 16, 2009
To the Shiver and Kennedy Family,

My condolence,symathy.and prayers are will each and every one of you.God bless you all.
August 16, 2009
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2009
http://www.ruthann1.com
August 16, 2009
what a wonderful lady. She is an inspiration to all of us. We all know she is in heaven watching over all of us. May God's peace be with her family.
August 16, 2009
DEAR KENNEDY AND SHRIVER FAMILY!!!!
ANOTHER DEATH IN THE KENNEDY FAMILY. WHAT A SHAME. WHY SO MUCH SORROW. GOD BLESS YOU EUNICE. I WORKED WITH YOU YEARS AGO AT FOREST HILLS TENNIS STADIUM AND YOU WERE WONDERFUL. REST IN PEACE!!!
JAYNE PIERCE, WEST PALM BEACH, FL
August 16, 2009
She was, and still is, an inspiration to all. May she rest in peace.
August 16, 2009
It is with the greatest of sympathy that I write of a profound,and special person to all Americans. Eunice Kennedy Schriver shall be missed by all.
"But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles;they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
Mrs. Shriver is soaring on the wings of eagles as an angel. May we all rejoice in her life of service to others.
August 16, 2009
What a Lady! What an inspiration! She lives on in her deeds!
August 16, 2009
Wow! what a lady!!!! a truly blessed life, and she has a place in heaven. May god bless you all at this time of grieve.
August 16, 2009
Our sincere sympathy goes out to the Shiver and Kennedy Families. We will keep you in our prayers.
August 16, 2009
The Shriver and Kennedy Family. Special Olympic was her heart her on earth. God has a better plan for her on the other side. Weep for a while but joy, oh, such beautiful joy come in the morning.
August 16, 2009
My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family...Eunice was an inspiration to all...
August 16, 2009
Beautiful lady, She will be missed..Her Journey here is over she accomplished a great deal while she was here, GOD BLESS THE ENTIRE FAMILY,[ Carolyn Beckelhimer] Chapmansboro Tenn.
August 16, 2009
I am sorry for your loss
August 16, 2009
My sincere sympathy goes out to Maria and the entire Shriver and Kennedy families.
August 16, 2009
A quote from the movie; Fried Green Tomatoes, spoken by the character, Idgie to Buddy Jr,; " There are angels walking around this planet disguised as people and your mother is the greatest one of those."
August 16, 2009
Thanks for your beauiful life you lead , God Bless to all the family. Dr. Sharon M. Wheldon
August 16, 2009
Mrs. Shriver, your journey on this earth is now complete. You have left a legacy and have blessed the lives of thousands of special needs children. Now it is your time to rest in heaven. Your spiritual beliefs and your devotion to catholicism played a huge part in your life. Your faith sustained you during tremendous grief over the loss of your brothers and your sisters. We will celebrate your life and pray a rosary for you while you rejoice in heaven. Well done Mrs. Shriver. God Speed. Our prayers are with The Shriver, Kennedy, and Schwartzenegger families at this time.
August 16, 2009
EUNICE SHRIVER DID AN AWESOME THING WHEN SHE STARTED THE SPEICAL OLYMPICS.
YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED FOR YOUR KIND AND LOVING HEART.....

OFFICER TOM AND DONNA SPARROW
BRIDGEVIEW POLICE DEPT.
BRIDGEVIEW, ILL
August 15, 2009
In remembrance of a "Great Lady" from a "Great Family". God Bless you all. Tammy Marlowe (Raleigh NC)
August 15, 2009
To the Kennedy and Shriver Families - It is with deep sympathy that we mourn the death of Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Her ministry here on earth was accomplished - the Lord said, Well done, Eunice, pass the torch on now and come home." She certainly deserves Heaven and will now live a fuller life of Joy and Peace. We love all the Kennedy Family coming from Boston and Cape Cod being so close to them and being at the Armory in Hyannis the day President Kennedy made his acceptance speech - oh so many happy days we loved telling everyone how close we lived to them. Well Eunice is with a majority of her family at this time and watching over her own family with love knowing everyone will be gathered together one day.
Such a tribute to her life these last few days, a role model for so many. May she enjoy eternal life with Joy in the presencec of God, the Blessed Mother and all the Saints.
Be assured of our prayers for the families.
Peace - Joy
Bob and Mary Snow
August 15, 2009
Eunice Kennedy's compassionate work reiterated to me about what a difference one person can make. Her beautiful smile says it all. She has made this world a better place. God Bless you.
August 15, 2009
Your mother certainly made a differnce in her life. She will always be remenbered for all the good things she did for people. My prayers are with all you durning this time.
August 15, 2009
My sympathy to all of you. What a wonderful woman that has blessed us all. She will always be an inspiration to me.
August 15, 2009
Thank you for sharing the memories of your mother. Sometimes people forget the person behind the figure of someone so prominent in our society. It brings a reality of her as a mother, sister, and friend. I think it was wonderful of you to show the world, who knew of all her accomplishments, that she as a mother had such great accomplishments within her own four walls with such a loving family made a difference there first! May God Bless all of you.
August 15, 2009
Dear Families, May Eunice's blessed memory be a constant source of comfort to you all for all time. B'Shalom.
August 15, 2009
Our world is a much better place for having Eunice Kennedy Shriver paving the way for so many. My thoughts and prayers are with all of at this time. Thank you for sharing her with us.
August 15, 2009
No matter how how old you are, you always want your mom. Here's to your mom. Wishing peace to all of you in the days ahead when a random thought or glimpse of someone or something will bring a rush of memories that will make the life and loss of your mom even more bittersweet.
August 15, 2009
OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.SHE WAS A WONDERFUL LADY WHO DIDNT STOP FOR NOTHING. SHE WILL BE MISSED AND GOD BLESS HER IN ALL THE THINGS SHE DID.SHE WAS SPECIAL LADY. HELLEN ROCHESTER, WASHINGTON
August 15, 2009
Love, Peace and Happiness to the Family.
August 15, 2009
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you at this difficult time. We are especially gratefull for Eunice Kennedy Shriver's dedication to the disabled. Our Son Brian just bowled in Special Olympic's Competition. Without Eunice's leadership this would not have been possible - She will be forever in our Memory!
August 15, 2009
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU IN THIS TIME TO REFLECT AND REJOICE THE LIFE OF MRS SHRIVER THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR LIFE, LOVE AND FAMILY WITH US FOR SO MANY YEARS MAY YOU REST IN PEACE
August 15, 2009
To the Shriver and Kennedy Families, our thoughts and prayers are with you all during these most difficulty and challenging moments. We will alway remember Eunice K. Shriver as a Champion of Champions. She lived, touched and made an eternal difference in the lives of others. She has left a living legacy of hope and good will.

Ch (COL)Ret & Mrs Ronald Strong
August 15, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of your loss. We recently lost a special lady who dedicated her life to helping children with mental disabilities. It is hard to let them go, but know God truly blessed each and every one of us in some way by their presence here on earth. I am truly sorry for your loss.
August 15, 2009
Few have used their voice and name to bring changes so essential to a society dedicated to protecting its most vulnerable. God bless you and keep you.
August 15, 2009
Eunice Kennedy Shriver,A wonderful lady who took life in hand and ran with it to make a remarkable differnt in life for so many people ,God has grant this lady with special wings ,may god be with her family and freinds who was so dear to her. Melissa Bowser Bruin,pa.
August 15, 2009
My Prayers to All the Shriver & Kennedy Families and especially with Ted. Eunice was a wonderful human being that accomplished so much in her lifetime. I know your pride as you think lovingly of her. So many wonderful memories, for she lived such a full and long life. I have lost so many in my family, and believe they live always within us, from experiences I have had. I also have a sister with brain cancer dying and another sister with Essential Thrombosis in need of a bone marrow transplant and they are the last of my siblings, other then a brother I never met, for we were in foster care, I had 7 in all. I was born in a mental institution so I am glad for your family and Special Olympics. I also and greatfull for Head Start for my youngest daughter Tinamarie went there and I became very involved at the time. My family has touched yours in the past, for my Grandmother, Elisabeth Dow was a cook for your Grandfather Joe Kennedy in Palm Beach. I have a picture of Robert's children with Una the Maid and them in carriages I one time hope to be able to share with you. Thanks to your Mother & Family for so much! Many "Blessings" Always! Much "Love, Peace & Happiness"
August 15, 2009
It is with deepest sympathy,to Hear of Mrs. Shriver's passing.
The Kennedy fundation is well appriciated to many ,but no more so then 50yrs,ago, then again 47yrs ago . when they came to our rescue of help to 2 of our children.With deepest respect, The Trial Children
Fall River Mass.
God,s blessings to all of you
August 15, 2009
May the roads rise to meet you
May the winds be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
The rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.
Special Olympics will always be one of your many legacies.
August 15, 2009
To the Shriver and Kennedy families, my thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sadness. I have always admired Eunice ever since I first met her back in the late 80’s. I first met her when I became an assistant volleyball coach for the Cape and Islands Special Olympics and then the coach for both Cape and Islands Special Olympics and the Unified Games. When we took the team to the compound for few cookouts over the years like the Procter and Gamble cookout, she made us feel part of the group. She would always spend some time with us even though there were major contributors there. She was really a down to earth person. She did always ask us to do a little more and a little more. She will be missed but her separate will always be with us. She is now walking with her family and friends that have gone to heaven before her.
August 15, 2009
You have made such a difference in this world......your service to others is much appreciated. May God bless you and bless your family for sharing you, so you could give your care and love to so many others.

Sincerely, with respect,
Ljubi Ostoich Hayden
Chicago Public High School Special Education teacher
August 15, 2009
She walks and talks with the angels and she will continue to push us so that we ,too, give our all to the Lord
August 15, 2009
to the kennedy and shriver families, my thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sadness. i have always admired JFK and RFK and Mrs. Eunice Kennedy Shriver as well as Senator Edward Kennedy for all they have done for all mankind. they all are very special to me. And may God bless you all.
August 15, 2009
YOU HAVE EANED YOUR WINGS MAY GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY,PATRICK ROBINSON FLINT,MI
August 15, 2009
To all the Kennedy family Im so sorry for your loss what a wonderful lady she is for all the great things she did with special olympics many thoughts and prayers go out to all of you
August 15, 2009
I was so inspired watching the funeral and learning what a remarkable woman she was. I didn't know the half of it. You must be very proud to be her family. My condolences at the passing of this great woman.
August 15, 2009
To those who lost a very dear loved one I want to express my condolences. .I have lost most of my immediate family and share the pain that goes with that. . as you remember all of the good memories treasure them and remember that you will always have her in your heart. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.
August 15, 2009
My deepest sympathy to all of Mrs. Shriver's family and friends. Your hearts will ache, but one look at her many photos will bring a smile. Mrs. Shiver's smile is captivating and will live on. Her legacy will live on as well. God bless you all. May she rest in peace.
August 15, 2009
Dear First Lady Maria:

Please find comfort in knowing that my daughter Ashely was a Special Olympian while she was in elementary Special Education.

I will be forever grateful to Mrs. Shriver for providing my daughter and others the opportunity to let the world see their special gifts that made a difference in the world of sports and changed the public's perception of them.
August 15, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 15, 2009
I have worked with "special needs" children and the joy and anticipation when the Special Olympics was coming to our area was so delightful to watch. People previously unwanted because they aren't "normal" were given a chance to be like the rest of us and I'm sure God welcomed her Himself.
My sympathies to the family.
August 15, 2009
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2009
http://www.ruthann1.com
August 15, 2009
wow i am so sorry for the loss of your mother,grandmother,and family member i want to say that your mom was a remarkable person even though i never had the pleasure to meet her. To the family God only takes the best and there is a poem i have for you all and it goes like this a tear fell today falling so slowely it spashed on our shelf just like a dream,bring her home again soar through the sky we can only win there's no no need to cry heaven is only a heartbeat away heaven can be anyday and now that you have heard my poem i want you to have a wonderful day. Once again i am sorry and i hope in the days and months to come that all of you can grow closer as a family as one.
August 15, 2009
She left this world with a beauty and compassion that it knows only because she was here . She has been the source of great joy to those with special needs . We have been blessed through her.
August 15, 2009
I drive special needs children presently, and the love and care needed to help them comes from special people. May god give you comfort to know that He cares about the disavantaged and those who care for them: God is near to those that are broken at heart; and those crushed in spirit He saves.(Ps 34:18)
August 15, 2009
Our deepest sympathies to your family.
She is with God now and probably doing the same things, she did here but a different way. With God there is no sickness, no pain, no saddness and no disablity of any kind.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Sincerly,
Shaun & Carol Maloney
August 15, 2009
Our family, Steve, Gin, Greg & Jess Bowcock, want to send you all our love in this most difficult time for your family. She was an incredible, original woman who changed the world. What a legacy she leaves for her family. We are so very sad but so very inspired by her life. Our deepest sympathies are with you. May you all know she is with the angels now but truly she was always with the angels - wasn't she? Peace be with you all.
August 15, 2009
I am sorry for your loss. The pride that was taught to Mrs Shriver by her parents she has passed on the her children. I am sure they will continue her works in her memory. Thank you for share her with the world.
August 15, 2009
May the Lord help you all at this very sad time. I lost my mom and I know the kind of pain you are feeling and when you go to the phone to call her thats when it really sets in. May God bless you all and keep him close. Always Donna Lisle-Hart
August 15, 2009
May the Lord be with you in your time of sorrow. Your family is so wonderful for all they do to help other people less fortunate. May God bless you and be with you always. Donna Lisle Hart
August 15, 2009
She was such and inspiration
August 14, 2009
My husband and myself are so sorry for your loss,I know how this feels,I lost my mother 5 Yrs. ago,it"s very difficult but in time it will ease the pain and the memories you have will bring you strength.God be with you and your family...Remember she is in your heart and she is looking down on her loved ones.
August 14, 2009
YOU ARE IN HEAVEN MRS. SHRIVER.
MY WIFE HELPED ME START THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN 11 YEARS AGO WHEN WE MET AND STARTED DATING. TO DATE WITH HER CRAFTY SKILLS, SHE ALONE RAISED $1500.00 A YEAR FOR THOSE AWESOME PEOPLE. SHE ALWAYS SAID THAT YOU WOULD BE "THE LADY SHE WOULD LOVE TO MEET" IF SHE COULD.
YOU WILL BE MISSED AND OUR SYMPATHY TO YOUR FAMILY.
WALK IN PEACE AND BEAUTY AS YOU DESERVE IT
YOU WILL BE MISSED SO MUCH.
August 14, 2009
THERE IS NOT ANYTHING IN THIS WORLD GREATER THAN LOSING A LOVED ONE, BUT THERE IS A PEACE THAT COMES OVER YOU TO KNOW THAT OUR HEAVENLY FATHER IS WAITING WITH OPEN ARMS TO WELCOME HIS CHILD HOME! MRS.SHRIVER HAS FINISHED HER EARTHLY DUTYS AND WILL BE MISSED. GOD BLESS..... JENNY H. MOBLEY
August 14, 2009
To all the Kennedy family Im so sorry for your loss how wonderful that was all the work she did for the special olympics what a kind lady all my prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time
August 14, 2009
To the Kennedy and Schwrazanegger Families, Please accept our deepest
sympathies
August 14, 2009
To the Shriver family:

Within these pages there lie countless prayers, blessings, and thoughts about this woman you so dearly loved.

All of us born into this world knowing only of the Special Olympics, were fortunate never to know a world without it. We all owe a great deal to this woman who selflessly worked to better society and humanity; for being human is sometimes the most difficult task. Mrs. Shriver made it look effortless.

God blessed us all with this woman and the lives she touched in turn, were blessed.

Thank you for sharing this incredible woman with the rest of us that live upon this earth. We are grateful for the sacrifices she made. We are honored to know, work and love the special people she was not afraid to place in the spotlight.

We owe it to her and the olympians that participate in Special Olympics our supportive applause and willingness to volunteer!!!
August 14, 2009
May Jehovah God always bless and keep your family strong.

Paul Raymond and family
August 14, 2009
i,m so so for you lost of this great woman. keep her hard work going
August 14, 2009
My deepest sympathy is extended to the Kennedy and Shiver families. The world can be grateful that such a woman graced us with her compassion and had the courage to speak for those who needed to be heard.
August 14, 2009
To The Kennedy Family,
I am a fifth grade teacher at Woodway Elementary in Ft. Worth, Texas. I just introduced about 75 students to Mrs. Eunice Shriver this spring of 2009. They were very inquisitive about her and asked many questions. I was delighted to go back to Robert and John F. as I knew them when I was young. By being able to extend that knowledge to Eunice, gave me great pride and integrity. I am sorry for your loss, but I know she is gone to a better place to rest. God bless each of you.
August 14, 2009
Of all the women in my lifetime, she is the one I most admire. As a volunteer for Special Olympics for 10 years, the organization brought so many happy moments for me. I cherish a photo of Eunice Kennedy Shriver and myself at the Summer State Games in Allentown, PA. I feel the same joy she felt being with Special Olympic athletes, families and friends. The world is a better place because she lived.
August 14, 2009
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
August 14, 2009
I drove special needs students for 12 years in Scituate, Massachusetts, and I believe that they more than enriched my life. And I ask the Virgin Mary to bring back her angel to heaven, because I believe my father in heaven put your mother here to enrich all our lives, which she has more than she will ever know. My love and prayers are with you always.
August 14, 2009
On Behalf Of The Poole Family In North Carolina We Send Out A heart condolence May God Bless And keep You .
MR,ROCKY POOLE N.C.
August 14, 2009
You were God's angel on this earth. We all thank you for being the toughest broad on this earth!
August 14, 2009
Our prayers are with the Kennedy Family & their loved ones, may God keep watch over you now and forever.
August 14, 2009
MRS. SHIVER
YOU ARE AN ISPARATION
TO ME FOR A LIFETIME
OF SPECIAL OYMPICKS
KATIE CAMPELL
AWARD
i REMENBER
WELL
SHE WAS KILLED BY A DRUKEN
DRIVER
i RECIVED
IT AS SEVENTH GRADE
IN mISS LAURA COLVENBACH
ROOM
SHE WAS AN AMAZING TEACHER
SHE GAVE THE BEST OF ME
IN SPECIAL SHE SUPPORT HER OUT SHE SHOULD BE NEXT YOU
SHE SHOULD CONTUINE YOUR LEGCY AND FUND
FOR THE FUTURE
SINCERLY
TORIA
FROM FREDONIA
ny
CLASS 2010
THANKS eURICE KENNY
SHRIVER
August 14, 2009
THE SHRIVERS CERTAINLY RAISED WONDERFUL CHILDREN--THEY SHOULD BE PROUD
August 14, 2009
I never had to Honor to meet Mrs. Eunice Kennedy Shriver. She was the most unselfish woman , the thing's she has accomplished will live on forever!! Thank's to her.
To her Family,
I would like to extend my Deepest Sympathy to you all. To her children , I cannot even imagine losing my mom , I may only be 40yrs. But I would feel like I lost apart of my soul.
I would never say I know how you feel.
But you can be so proud of all your Mother accomplished in her life.
She will be remebered for a very long time. Just the Special Olympic's was such a great thing. She was so unselfish, and down to earth.Her Contibution's will be rememered for a very long time. She taught all of us Woman to go out and get what you want , and don't let anything get in your way if it is a Passion of your's.
I will alway's be greatful for Woman like her.
Sincerely,
Beth Johnson-Lessard
Saunderstown, Rhode Island
August 14, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I work with Special Need children in St. Petersburg and have volunteered at our school's Special Olympics. Mrs. Kennedy was such an inspiration and strong force...she will be missed. I lived on Cape Cod during my youth, but have been in Florida for over 40 years. The Kennedy Family have always been my idols and I will keep all of you in my prayers.













I am home in Heaven, dear ones;
Oh, so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.
All the pain and grief is over
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.
Did you wonder I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh, but Jesus' love illumined
Every dark and fearful glade.
And He came Himself to meet me
In that way so hard to tread;
And with Jesus' arm to lean on,
Could I have on doubt or dread?
Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still:
Try to look beyond earth's shadows,
Pray to trust our Father's Will.
There is work still waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remaineth...
You shall rest in Jesus' land.
When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you home;
Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come!
August 14, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time.
What a beautiful celebration of her life was viewed on T.V. today.
Thank you for sharing these private
memories with the public.
Pace e Bene
August 14, 2009
Thank God for Mrs Shriver she made it possible for many people to play sports ..Thank You for giving my family and especially my son the opportunity of a lifetime..you are truely an angel
August 14, 2009
What a wonderful woman and such a legacy she has left. God Bless the Shriver family and Kennedy family. I would have loved to have her ambitions and SPUNK. Heaven has to be alot brighter of a place now. Please find comfort in knowing that she has gone from much hard work to blessed riches.
August 14, 2009
Thank you for allowing the eyes of special people to shine brighter because of your love. You were one of a kind and I believe the stars in heaven will light your way home.
August 14, 2009
The world is a better place because of Eunice Kennedy Shriver. I'm sure she was very proud of each and everyone of her children. Your family does wonderful things. Please accept my condolences
August 14, 2009
Blessings to the entire Kennedy/Shriver family at this most difficult time. Mrs. Eunice Kennedy Shriver was a jewel. The world will never forget her.
August 14, 2009
My heart goes out to you and your family. Your "Mummy" rests with her King...may the comfort of that knowledge be the strength that guides you along life's path. God Bless...Jody Jarrett IN
August 14, 2009
Much gratitude to Mrs. Shriver for her contribution of the Special Olympics, something that we almost take for granted now but surely seemed shocking at the time. My sister Colleen, a special ed teacher, was also a Special Olympics coach, and after Mrs. Shriver passed away, I wore the Florida Special Olympics t-shirt that my sister gave me in her honor. My sister passed away of cancer at age 35 11 years ago, and one of my favorite photos of her is one of her and her Special Olympians and the Olympian ice skater Dan Jansen, who fell in the '94 Olympics in grief of his own sister's death of cancer but came back to win in '98. There he is, the Olympian whose sister who died of cancer and my own sister who died of cancer a few years later...and what huge smiles they all have, Dan, my sister Colleen, and the kids....I just love this picture.... It is like, we never never die. Thanks to Mrs. Shriver and thanks to God.
August 14, 2009
G-d Bless you for all the selfless work that you have done. It's an honor for us that you have served this long on earth. May you be at peace.
August 14, 2009
I remember Eunice as the wife of one of the better Chairmen of the Chicago board of Education. They were sensational as a team of volunteers while working as managers of the Merchandise Mart
August 14, 2009
May you rest in peace Eunice. You will be missed by everyone who loved you. And me I admired you for what you did. You changed alot of lives. I am proud of you.
August 14, 2009
I am grateful for Eunice Kennedy Shriver for taking up the cause for people who are disable. And for her son Anthony that founded BEST BUDDIES which which help me locate a job several years ago.

But the person that I am most grateful in for the life of your dear sister Rosemary, because of her, my world is a better place. Thanks for your willingness to share about her with us. She was great blessing to many despite of her great limitations.
August 14, 2009
God bless you and your family. Mrs. Shriver will truly be missed but she will always be remembered. She was a great woman and I'm glad I was here to see the difference she made in special needs childrens lives.
August 14, 2009
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2009
http://www.ruthann1.com
August 14, 2009
your job in heaven will to lead the heavenly olympics. our prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. nancy robitaille and family.
August 14, 2009
My heartfelt sympathy to the Shriver/Kennedy family. Although, I never met Mrs. Shriver I was saddened by the loss and moved by her work and contributions to Special Olympics. I felt compelled to send my prayers to your family, Senator Kennedy represents my home state and Congressman Kennedy represents a state I work in and advocate on national issues with. God bless all of you
August 14, 2009
God bless you. Peace be with the family.
August 14, 2009
I wish I could meet her
August 14, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 14, 2009
My love and prayers go out to our First Lady and the Shriver family. I admired Mrs. Shriver and dedicated a number of years in leading the Special Olympics program locally. It is a living tribute to her true character and dedication to those in need. She will be greatly missed.

God Bless!
August 14, 2009
God Bless you Eunice and your Family left behind.

We are blessed to have Maria here in California - she will be just as great as you
in her time.

Peace be with you.
love
Bella
August 14, 2009
MY HEART FELT SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF MRS SHRIVER. I WAS GIVIN THE PRIVILEGE OF MEETING A LADY OF SUCH CALIBER IN GREENSBORO,N.C. YEARS AGO.
MY COMPASSION OF FRIENDSHIP,MORALITY,AND BROTHERLYLOVE WILL ALWAYS BE WITH YOU.
YOUR FRIEND JOHN RICHARD STONE.
August 14, 2009
Eunice changed out world and touched the lives of so many children. We all have been enriched by her dedication to public service. Her spirit will live on in our hearts forever. May she rest in peace.
August 14, 2009
Thank you for embracing those who needed a voice and a platform to excel in their best efforts and be appreciated for the attempt. You are what America needs more of. My condolences to your entire family and to our country. We've lost a wonderful example of what we all should be doing - helping others and making the world a better place.
August 14, 2009
my thoughts are with all of you in your time of sorrow. i saw the service today on tv and was moved by your dad waiving goodbye to "mummy". please watch over him
August 14, 2009
My deepest sympathy to the family.
August 14, 2009
God sent a gift when he sent Eunice Kennedy Schriver to all of us. Prayes are with the Schriver and Kennedy Families. No one family has give more to this country.Sincerely, Mary Ellen and Danny Pitifer
August 14, 2009
ANGEL oF GOD

My guardian dear
To whom His love
Commits me here
Ever this day
Be at my side
To light and guard
To rule and guide
RIP- Eunice,a wonderful lady!
August 14, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 14, 2009
For a beautiful soul that i never met personally, I thank God for you and all that he allowed you to do for those that could not do for themselves. You were one of his angels destined to do the work of the Lord. May God rest your soul after all your tireless work.

God Bless You!
August 14, 2009
To the Shriver & Kennedy Family:
Many years ago, if there was a mentally handicapped child in a family, they were shunned and looked down upon. When Eunice Shriver spoke of her sister Rosemary, she changed the life of every family with a mentally challenged child. We shall always be grateful to her and her family's efforts for advancing the lives of these precious people. She deserves a Freedom Medal (as she freed these people back into society)
August 14, 2009
My Deepest Sympathy to the Shriver/Kenndey Families Eunice Shriver touched many of us thoughout the years she will be blessed in Heaven for ever.

God Bless to all of you

The Volpe Family
August 14, 2009
I never knew you personally but totally inspired by your vision, your tenacity, and the love you had for your family..

Rest In Peace
Sharon Oubre-Williams
August 14, 2009
Our sincere condolences to Eunice's family. She accomplished so much in her lifetime. May God send you His peace.
August 14, 2009
My deepest sympathy to all of you, Maria, You now hold the torch!You are a strong loving women who will carry on with whatever needs to be done.I look up to you... Keep the faith And May you all have the strenght and love at this sad time.
GOD Bless each of you
Mr.Carmen R Gagliardi
Carmen R Gagliardi
August 14, 2009
May the Lord watch and keep you in his grace. And knowing that he knows your work down here.

The Whiting Family
Albany GA
August 14, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 14, 2009
Our Deepest and Heartfelt Sympathy to
the Shriver/Kennedy Families.
Eunice touched the lives of so many and
made such a difference in our world.

God Bless all of you.

The Robert Witt Family
August 14, 2009
Heart filled thank you for all you and your family have done for our world.

May God keep you in his hands and give you a gentle ride to heaven.

the Jaggers family
August 14, 2009
Sorry to hear about the loss of such a wonderful person as Eunice Kennedy. She made this world a better place and is now getting her reqard in Heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with the Family.
August 14, 2009
MAY GOD KEEP HER ALWAYS BY HIM, FOR SHE DID WONDEROUS THINGS PERFORM.
August 14, 2009
I caryy her memory in my heart. as a member of the hundred voice chorus from the 1995 worl Special Olympics, i saw first hand the power of her heart and her love for all.
August 14, 2009
As I watched a segment on The Today Show this morning re: ALL that you did for the mentally and physically disabled, warm tears ran down my face. What a beautiful woman both inside and out...we should all do as much for humanity as you do.

God bless you as you are sitting right next to God today.

Linda Newman
August 14, 2009
WITH OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY IN THIS TIME OF YOUR LOSS OF SUCH A GREAT LADY.
August 14, 2009
My deepest sympathy to all of the Shriver/Kennedy family. Eunice was a wonderful person and a true role model for all. Her death is a hugh loss to all of us.

God Bless all of you.

Mary Donahue
August 14, 2009
August 14,2009

We ae so sorry for the loss of your
sister/mother/aunt/grandmother.
Eunice was a great leader and will be missed by all.

Al and Eileen St.Onge, & Family
Watertown, MA
August 14, 2009
Eunice Kenndy is like a peice of thread in our lives. Truly sorry to hear of her passing.
August 14, 2009
Thank-You Mrs. Shriver for all you've done for...R.I.P.


Susan Murphy
August 14, 2009
My prayers are with the entire Kennedy-Shriver family. Truly a remarkable lady has departed from us. God Bless.
August 14, 2009
A beautiful lady with such a beautiful smile who devoted her life to others. What a mark she left on this earth and all of us will miss her deeply. Sweet dreams dear lady and God Bless You.
August 14, 2009
Sorry to hear of the great loss to the Kennedys and Shrivers. She will be greatly missed by us, as I have a disable child that is in the Special Olympics in the Brockton School system.
August 14, 2009
May the Lord give you strength during this time. Your memories and the legacy left behind by your mother will keep her forever with you.
J.E. Thames, Rowland, North Carolina
August 14, 2009
TO THE SHRIVER/KENNEDY FAMILY SORRY ABOUT YOUR LOSS. MAY THE MIGHTY GOD WATCH YOU ALL. GOOD TO HEAR THAT SHE CARE ALOT ABOUT THE SPECIAL NEED FOR SPECIAL NEEDED PEOPLE.
August 14, 2009
She was a leader , an innovator and an angel-she is in heaven!
August 14, 2009
To the Shriver family
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. The Kennedy Family have gone thru so much. Your Mom was a true giver in life and raised a wonderful family.
We know what you are going thru with Alzheimers with your Dad, as we are going thru it with our mom.
August 14, 2009
A life well lived. May the angels lead you into paradise. God bless the family.
August 14, 2009
I cannot think of anyone else in my lifetime (70 years ) that has had such a positive effect on mankind around the world as Eunich Shriver. She has raised the quality of life for millions of individuals who previously had, regretfully, been marginalized by our societies. She has elevated their lives and the lives of their families in ways that are immeasurable. Thank you, Eunice. May you rest in peace....
August 14, 2009
Exactly two years before her passing, I had the oportunity to meet mrs Kennedy-Shriver in Hyannis. She authographed a copy of a book on JFK by Sorensen. She advised me to memorise this book, because it was the best ever written on JFK an gladly signed it.
My condolances to her husband. children and grandchildren.
I will always remember meeting her
August 14, 2009
May the God of all comfort, comfort you in this time of deep sorrow and mourning.
August 14, 2009
To The Shriver & Kennedy Families my prays are with you all in your loss. She was a great lady! A true Angel to many. Ronna Witt
August 14, 2009
A Grand Lady who is responsible for the starting of the "Special Olympics" May she rest in peace with our Lord.
August 14, 2009
My Niece Sandy Thomas of Indiana was able
to travel to the Winter Olympics this last year and won 2 gold medals for Sking. She just turned 40yrs old, because of special people like this whole family of the Kennedy's and Shriver's she was blessed having the chance in her life to do this.
Thank you for your Mother's and family's dedication to the Special Children.
August 14, 2009
My thoughts are with the entire Kennedy-Shriver family. Truly a remarkable lady has departed from us.God Bless
August 14, 2009
TO THE KENNEDY /SHIRVER FAMILY

EUNICE, WHAT A REMARKABLE LADY..SUCH A GIFTED WOMAN..LOVE FOR LIFE AND FAMILY..HER SPIRIT PASSED THROUGH ALL OF THOSE AROUND HER.. SHE IS WITH THE ANGELS AND WATCHING OVER HER FAMILIES WELL BEING.. GOD BLESS YOU NOW AND BE AT PIECE. YOUR STRENGTH WILL LIVE ON FOREVER THROUGH THE ONES LEFT BEHIND................GOD BLESS.

JEFF&CONNIE DENNY,88 BENTLEY AVE, SACRAMENTO CA.95823
August 14, 2009
To the Shriver and Kennedy Families: you have my deepest sympathy.I have been a follower of Mrs.Shriver since childhood.SHE has been my role model, and I am going to miss not being able to pick up the newspaper or search the web to see what new humanitarian love she has undertaken. May God bless you all.
August 14, 2009
My condolences to the Kennedy and Shriver families. She was indeed a unique and wonderful lady who will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May she rest in peace.
August 13, 2009
Thank you for all that you did for others, Mrs. Shriver.
August 13, 2009
My thoughts and prays are with Kennedy family.What a great lady she was,Pat Ivins{Odessa,TX}
August 13, 2009
A remarkable woman, whose brillant insight of people created the Special Olympics and helped remove mental retardation from the whispers of shame. That is a remarkable & selfless act indeed. Rest in peace.
August 13, 2009
Maria and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. I know she was your best friend and how hard it will be on you. But what a great legacy she has left you and your children. I pray the Lord will comfort you during this time and that you will draw even closer to Him in the days ahead and even as the years go by. You will always have her memories and her smile in your heart. May God and His Holy Spirit be with you,and strenthen you.
August 13, 2009
she was quite a LADY
August 13, 2009
To the Kennedy/Shriver family
We grew up with her sisters and brothers. We shared the family pain, watched the children grow up and we pray today for Ted's health and the passing of Eunice. May God cradle you all in his arms at this time during this loss.
August 13, 2009
What a remarkable blessing this wonderful woman has been to many, especially those recipients of her sacrifice and struggle to make "special needs" indivisuals, people too.
I know because my severely autistic granddaughter who'll be 23 next month, (that I raised) is a direct reflection and recipient of her efforts.
Just little ole everyday ordinary people she championed, and made the difference--in, and for their lives.
I thank God for sending her our way with a heart for "the least of these" and the gumption, spirit and tenacity to spend a lifetime dedicated to what she believed. And she was right!
Thank you all for sharing your wonderful mother, wife, sister, grandmother and friend with so many.
She's graduated to a place of rest where she's most likely already heard: "Well done, thou good and faithful servant.."
God bless and keep you all as you continue her legacy--not in what she left "for" you, but what she left "in" you--that she will never die!
August 13, 2009
What a woman Eunice was!!! She was an inspiration to all. Just today I attended the funeral of Tony Huesman here in Dayton, OH. He was the longest surviving single-graft heart transplant in the world when he died Sunday night at 52. In his 31 years with a transplanted heart he championed the same causes as Eunice...the mentally and physically disabled. Like her, he believed in a regimin of physical and mental fitness for all. I, as a special educator, believe that everything is possible. We just have to give everyone a chance. God is in control and it is in HIS own time.

Marilyn Dues
Dayton, OH
August 13, 2009
MAY YOU HAVE COMFORT KNOWING THAT OTHERS SHARE YOUR LOSS. SHE WAS TRULY A REMARKABLE LADY, A TRUE BEACON OF ALL THAT IS GOOD IN THIS WORLD AND ALL THAT SHE DID FOR THE OLYMPICS. GOD BLESS THE KENNEDY AND SHRIVER FAMILIES.

BEV WETZEL, LITTLETOWN, PA.
August 13, 2009
What a wonderful and caring woman we have lost in Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
Our deepest sympathy go to her family and many friends. We may not have known her personally but her legacy will certainly live on forever.
August 13, 2009
When a light this bright leaves this world,many stop-shocked still,at the emerging night.Those of us who remember well the indignities heaped upon the developmentally disabled will never forget this wondrous soul.She changed the world.My prayers go out to the family.
August 13, 2009
My heart goes out to the Kennedy family in dealing with the gaping hole in your clan due to the death of this fine woman. You are all in my prayers. We can all learn from the elegant way Eunice lived a remarkable and principled life. She was an advocate of life in every form imaginable. Her work with the Special Olympics is legendary. Not as well publicized is her steadfast support for protecting the right to life of the unborn. Eunice was the ultimate feminist, a pro-life feminist. Take note, ye members of the Kennedy clan, let us re-dedicate ourselves in the spirit of Eunice's zeal for life in all forms.
August 13, 2009
My sympathy and prayers go out to all the families. What a wonderful, wonderful woman. She will be missed by many. Her legacy lives on.
August 13, 2009
God bless and strengthen this family during this time of their bereavement. Any body that knows anything about love and have any compassion can identify with this precious family. Whenever I think of the Kennedy's I think of my own family, in terms of family, love, compassion, God and yes, even death... Please know we all mourn your loss and my sincere prayers of comfort be with us all.

God Is
August 13, 2009
My wife Shirley Magure Meek who passed away about 1 1/2 yrs. ago, dearly loved and followed the lives and deeds of the Kennedy family. If it were possible, she would be there in person to pay here respects.
I do this in here memory.
August 13, 2009
What an amazing woman! She's accomplished great things in her lifetime. I know you're all very proud of her. I hope the great memories you have of Eunice will bring you the peace and comfort you need to get you through the tough days ahead.
August 13, 2009
To The Shriver Family
Truly a wonderful and remarkable woman of courage,strength and kindness/support for her fellow man/woman kind .This is an example of the Greatest Generation that ever lived and how we all should try to live our lives. May God bless her soul and may she rest in peace in God's love.
Respecrfully, Bernie , Belmont Mass
August 13, 2009
To the Kennedy Family

Psalm 46:1) God is for us a refuge and strength, A help that is readily to be found during distresses.

I hope that you are able to find comfort in the promise @ Acts 4:15

You have my sincerest sympathy
August 13, 2009
My condolences to the Shriver and Kennedy families. I have admired her work with Special Olympics and success with raising her family my entire life. I repeat the same words to my son, "be of service," and have doneso since he was very young. He volunteers and she has been very much the inspiration for that. May God hold you in the palm of his hand as you remember her life.
August 13, 2009
Eunice Shriver was always an inspiring person to me. My condolences for her family. May she rest in peace, and return to a place where her siblings and parents have gone.
August 13, 2009
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Eunice was a beautiful woman, inside and out and raised a terrific family in addition to doing such great work not only for us in the U.S., but in the whole world. She was a true giver! Sincerely, Dorothy Mulford, Bridgeport, CT.
August 13, 2009
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2009
http://www.ruthann1.com
August 13, 2009
"Rest in peace"
August 13, 2009
God saw her getting tired
And the cure was not to be
So he put His arms around her
And whispered,"Come to me."
With tearful eyes you watch her
And saw her pass away.
Although you loved her dearly
You could not make her stay.
A golden heart stopped beating
Hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.

Her memory will always be with us.
August 13, 2009
Mrs.Shriver was such a Lady,equally balancing,both grace,and strength,and doing It so very well.She put her a great deal of her heart Into founding the Special Olympics,and all that,I know the Lord touched on her heart to do.Though I know she's In the presence of God the Father,and Jesus,my Most Sincere Condolences go out to all the Kennedy,and Shriver families. Love,Johnny Harjo,Clarksville,Tn
August 13, 2009
Condolences to the Kennedy & Shriver Families.

I am the Grandmother to a Special Olympian Trisha A. Payson Special Olympian-Horses.
August 13, 2009
To the Shriver and Kennedy Families,
Thank all of you for sharing her with the world. The nuns used to teach us in school that when we die we would have a gold star in our heavenly crowns for all of our good works towards our fellow man and woman. Her crown must be very top heavy and ladened with millions of stars for sure.

Blessings to you all.

Fondly,
August 13, 2009
To Americas finest family I offer Sympathy,respect&gratitude.
August 13, 2009
MY PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY EXTEND TO THE KENNEDY AND SHRIVER FAAMILY UPON THE LIFE OF A SPECIAL LADY. I MET EUNICE SHRIVER ONCE AT WORK-LOGAN AIRPORT- AND AFTER A BRIEF TALK, HER PRESENCE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED..
SINCERELY;
AL DICENSO
TSA BOSTON
August 13, 2009
I GREW UP IN THE SIXTIES AND REMEMBER THE COMPASSION FOR OTHERS THAT WAS SHOWN BY MRS. SHRIVER AND HER FAMILY. ALL OF YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.
THE KENDALL FAMILY
OKLAHOMA
August 13, 2009
My sincere condolences to the Kennedy and Shriver families. Eunice's death is a great loss, but she contributed so much, we all know she is in a special place in God's hands. Nancy Mortimer O'Brien, Philadelphia
August 13, 2009
Your loved one brought so much joy to students who put their all into the practice and participation. My own very positive personal experiences volunteering with Special Olympics for many years in southern Appalachia were because of her. She gave to many those unforgettable shining moments which occur in these competitions. Her memory will live on in many hearts.
August 13, 2009
We offer our deepest sympathy. Mrs. Shriver was loved & respected by many people. To those reading, this scripture may provide encouragement regarding Eunice's future, “Let her flesh become fresher than in youth; let her return to the days of his youthful vigor.”—JOB 33:25. Never was it God’s purpose for human lives to be taken away, and soon we will see Eunice resurrected, and return to her youthful way. Although deep pain will not easily disappear, prayer to God will bring comfort to you as you grieve. Your tears are not unnoticed by the Creator of Life. The Bible assures us God "is healing the broken hearted ones, and is binding up their painful spot." Psalm 147:3
August 13, 2009
She is safe in heaven.
Her spirit will always be alive in the people she touched on earth.
Thank you for your great contribution to this world. You set a fine example for all to follow.
I extend my deepest sympathy to the Shriver family.
August 13, 2009
Mr Kennedy,
Condolences to you in memory of my deceased brother, Dr Clayton F Weaver. I know he was your friend and would be here for you if he could; however he is in heaven with all of our families and watching out for us all. Our prayers are with you and your sister Jean. May Eunice rest in peace and may God be with you.
August 13, 2009
I was so sad to hear the news of Eunice Kennedy Shriver's passing. She was a wonderful lady and did so many great things for the Special Olympics. I pray for the family who has endured so many hardships over the years. May Mrs. Shriver rest in peace.
August 13, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 13, 2009
May God continue to keep you in His tender grace.
August 13, 2009
SO SORRY.. SHE WAS ONE OF THE GREAT ONES.
MAY YOU HAVE COMFORT KNOWING ONE OF YOURS DID SO MUCH
IN HER LIFE FOR OTHERS

EVELYN S.MOORE TACOMA WA.
August 13, 2009
Rest In Peace, Dear Lady. You were a true beacon of all that is good in this world.
August 13, 2009
August 13, 2009
Mrs. Shriver has done so much for others. She is constantly being praised for all she has done. Everyone is really thankful for what she has done. We all know that if she can do so much for the world just imagine what God can and will do for us in the future. Rev.21:4
August 13, 2009
All my prayers are with the Kennedy Family, you have lossed one high class woman, but God now has her by his side. Her memories will live forever. May the good Lord help you surpass this loss. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
August 13, 2009
To the Kennedy Family and to Maria,

Know that your loved one is safe in the arms of God. She lived a life that I know that you all are proud of, caring and advocating for the least fortunate. I just lost my mother one month ago. She was 97 years old. Maria, you and I are about the same age. Although we are mature women, we will miss the ability to call Mom and share with her. Mrs. Shriver has fought a good fight, she has finished the race, she had kept the faith, and now a crown of righteous is laid up for her. You be strong and be blessed.
August 13, 2009
Dear Shriver & Kennedy Families, The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Eunice is... a BIG THANK YOU !!! You have been an inspiration to us all. The world is a better place today because of you !!! Eunice will be deeply missed. My prayers are with you.
August 13, 2009
A life of purpose, enlightenment, and service is a life well lived. It is a life to celebrate and honor. May God bring comfort to you.
August 13, 2009
Thank you for making a difference in millions of others lives. Please pray for us when you are up there. You will be remembered in my weekly adoration hour as well as your family. Again, Thank you for all you've done to make a difference in our special peoples' lives. God Bless You!
August 13, 2009
I send my deepest condolences to her husband, Sargent Shriver; her children and grandchildren; and to other family and friends she leaves behind. While I grieve with you, I know the sadness I feel is miniscule compared to yours.
The demise of Eunice Kennedy Shriver is as great a loss as to this country as the deaths of her brothers. Her lifelong work with; and dedication to; people with mental impairments improved many more lives than she knew. Her example and guidance in working with the special athletes removed the invisible wall of stigma between the intellectually impaired and the “normal” citizens.
Eunice, together with Sargent Shriver, seems to have raised her children with these same values; that they use what they have been given to improve life for those without such gifts. Through these children, and the many organizations they run, Eunice’s giving spirit will live on.
August 13, 2009
An extraoridinary woman has joined the choirs of angels. She will live forever in the hearts and memories of her family and all the people of the world whose lives she enriched.
August 13, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with Senator Kennedy and His Family. May He find Peace in knowing that Eunice is in a place where there is no pain, suffering or darkness, but rather joy, happiness and Eternal light. May She rest in peace. George Mizzer Plymouth Pa.
August 13, 2009
A vision of hope and courage given with love and respect not only to those with special needs, but to all of us who need that 'push of encouragement" that builds self-confidence. Her faith in God and her gift of faith to the world is her legacy. A gift from God, she will remain one of the brightest stars in heaven. My deepest sympathy to her husband, children and the Kennedy family.
August 13, 2009
In My Pocket

I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.

My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.

They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.

Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.

But of all the treasures I have, it’s the memories of you that are the most precious.
August 13, 2009
My prayers are you and all your family. You have been an inspiration to the world.You will not be forgotton. I WILL LIGHT A CANDLE for Mrs Shriver Sunday when I go to Mass. May God Bless You and Your Whole Family
Helen Garafano
August 13, 2009
God received an outstanding soldier that fought an outstanding fight in this world and changed many lives. I love the entire Kennedy-Shriver family. Her soul is resting from a well run race. She put special in the Special Olympics. Sylvia Butler Gordon (Memphis,TN)
August 13, 2009
Her soul to heaven...Her spirt with us each day.
Condolances to her loving family
Medic 04/ Mississippi
August 13, 2009
I am glad I live during these times. I am blessed to have know of the Kennedy Family and worked with the campaigns of John & Robert when I lived in and around the Birmingham, Ala. area. I am praying for your family
August 13, 2009
Maria and Tim:
As a athlete, it seems we lost a family member we're dealing with the lost as well. Thanks to Eunice, I'm able to be on a team and play sports that I love without any tryouts or who going get pick all that. Special Olympics will miss her but she gets to finally be a fan and watch from heaven..Thanks Eunice
August 13, 2009
On behalf of all "Special Needs Children" Thank you for all that you have done and may "God Bless You".
August 13, 2009
Your family are in our prayers May God be with you in your time of lost. Mr. Bill Rice
August 13, 2009
You are an extraordinary woman, may you rest in peace. God Bless and keep your family in everyone's prayers.
August 13, 2009
Eunice was such an inspiring woman. The work she pioneered will live on forever. There are great rewards for her in heaven. I know you will all miss her very much. Heaven has received a VERY special,beautiful angel! God bless all of you.
August 13, 2009
With deepest sympathy to Mrs. Shriver's family, and honor to her memory in creating Special Olympics.
Thank you for what you've done to enhance the lives of those that enhance ours. Your impact will live on.
August 13, 2009
What a great loss to this country. She was a devoted caring and loving public servant. She had such great devoted concern for those of disabalities. She bought them to the fore front of the world, and what a great inpact it bestored on there lives.
My thoughts and prayers are with her children and the Kennedy family.
August 13, 2009
May God Bless and Keep the Kennedy family at this time. Ms. Shriver was an insperation to all of the world. She was God send. I will keep you in my prayers.
August 13, 2009
America has lost a great role model.
With very sincere thoughts of sympathy,
Gary Merritt
Waco,TX
August 13, 2009
My god bless!
August 13, 2009
A GREAT LADY, GOD BLESS. ROSANNA
August 13, 2009
I have admired Eunice Kennedy Shriver all my life. She was a wonderful example to us all of what one person can do to change the world in a good way. she will be missed. The family are in my prayers, God bless you all.
August 13, 2009
God bless you for all that you did for the mentally challanged in this country. You were an inspiration to all who work with that population.
Maureen K. Richard
August 13, 2009
Mrs. Shriver was an inspiration to many people not just in our country but in the world. She impacted lives in such a positive way, what a wonderful legacy she leaves. I pray for comfort for the family at this time. Thank you to Mrs. Shriver for giving so much of herself to a wonderful cause.
August 13, 2009
To The Kennedy & Shriver Families:
Mrs. Shriver will be a very missed woman! She was an awesome wife, mother, and friend! She is an inspiration to us all! Our thoughts and prayer are with all of you. GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!
August 13, 2009
Four Candles for You
The Shriver and Kennedy families

The first candle represents our grief.
The pain of losing you is intense.
It reminds us of the depth of our love for you.

This second candle represents our courage.
To confront our sorrow,
To comfort each other,
To change our lives.

This third candle we light in your memory.
For the times we laughed,
The times we cried,
The times we were angry with each other,
The silly things you did,
The caring and joy you gave us.

This fourth candle we light for our love.
We light this candle that your light will always shine.
As we share this remembrance
with our family and friends.

We cherish the special place in our hearts
that will always be reserved for you.
We thank you for the gift
your living brought to each of us.

We love you.
We remember you.
August 13, 2009
A life fully lived.

Gordon Francisco
August 13, 2009
Our deepest condolences to all. She was a true Cape Codder.
August 13, 2009
We are so glad that Mrs. Shriver started Special Olympics, our daughter has benefited from S.O. Your families have our deepest sympathy.
August 13, 2009
To the Kennedy & Shriver Family:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you regarding your loss. Mrs. Shriver was a wonderful, wonderful lady. Her work in establishing Special Olympics has touched the lives of thousands, perhaps millions of people over the years. Not only will she be missed for those accomplishments, but also for being a loving, caring mother.
May the words of St. John at Revelation 21:4 provide you with comfort and hope for the future. Speaking of God, there he says: And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."

Take Care,
August 13, 2009
To The Shriver and Kennedy Families,
Your loss is "our" loss. We shall continue to lift all of you up in prayer. Your family has given so much to America, especially to many of us who did not have leaders to champion our needs for food, medical care, education, equal access, and much more.
May the Lord comfort your hearts and spirits.
Jean Phillips and Frank R. Hudson
Edwards, Mississippi
August 13, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 13, 2009
mrs james foley we will miss you thankyou your./ for all you dune/. jimmy foley
August 13, 2009
My sister, who had downs syndrome, passed away 21 years ago on August 11th. I find it ironic that Mrs. Shriver passed away on the same day. Her compassion for those who are different are an inspiration. My prayers are with the Shriver and Kennedy families.
August 13, 2009
My deepest sympathy to the Kennedy/Shriver family. May God hold you in his arms and carry you through this difficult time.
August 13, 2009
May God grant you peace in your hearts.. Mrs. Kennedy-Shriver was a great lady.. Know matter her standing in life she was just one of the gang when it came to the special needs people.. I met her three times and on the third time she knew my name and all.. The Special Olympics program lost a great supporter.. We will miss you and loved you Mrs. Shriver.. Walley Fairley .. Biloxi, MS..
August 13, 2009
are prayres are with the kennedy family and may god be with you
August 13, 2009
To the Shriver and Kennedy Families,
Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of a great woman. She brought inspiration to many and also brought such happiness. God Bless you at this time of sorrow.
August 13, 2009
MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO TO THE SHRIVER/KENNEDY FAMILY.EUNICE "MADE A DIFFERENCE"IN THE WORLD,AS FEW PEOPLE DO.
August 13, 2009
A true CLASSY LADY...her presense will be missed. We don't have many like her left anymore... so Sorry for the Loss to us all. Wayne McKown, Palm Spgs, Ca.
August 13, 2009
DEAR Shriver's family iam very sorry for you loss you are in my prayers
god bless
August 13, 2009
My deepest sympathies to the Kennedy family in their loss of Eunice. She was such a wonderful woman and pioneer for the mentally challenged. Her legacy will live on in all the positive motions she gave life to. God bless and comfort each of you. Eunice could never be forgotten.
August 13, 2009
Thanks for all you have done with your time here. I am sure even heaven will be better with you in it.From all of our special olympics participants we thank you!!God be with and bless your family now.
August 13, 2009
Charles M. Johnson II, Special Olympian
August 13, 2009
Jerome A. Johnson, Special Olympian
August 13, 2009
We can never measure the true extent of Mrs. Shriver's extraordinary contributions. Her inspiration and compassion were the epitome of "giving back". May she rest in heavenly peace.
August 13, 2009
I too lost my mom a couple years ago and I am holding you in my heart today.
August 13, 2009
My deepest condolences to the Kennedy & Shriver families. Eunice founded the Kennedy Donovan Center in Foxboro, Massachusetts. It made a world of difference for my son. Thank you Ms. Shriver. God Bless
EIO, Cape Coral, FL
August 13, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God Bless You. She will truly be missed. A good hearted person.
August 13, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 13, 2009
Our hearts go out to the Kennedy and Shriver families. We still drive by the Kennedy Compound in Palm Beach. We have lost a fabulous woman yet are left with beautiful memories. God Bless.
August 13, 2009
All citizens of the United States have once again been blessed with a beautiful example of how to live one's values per the extraordinary life of Eunice Kennedy Shriver. What a blessing to be able to count such a woman among one's family members! The world's loss is certainly Heaven's gain. Many blessings to the Kennedy and Shriver families at this time of their loss.
August 13, 2009
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2009
http://www.ruthann1.com
August 13, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 13, 2009
Our deepest Condolences, To all the Kennedy Family.Strength, Guidence & Comfort.Our Prayers.We have Admired and Loved. the family as early as our teens years.. May Our Lord, hold you in his arms in comfort at this time of sorrow.God Bless
August 13, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 13, 2009
She made a difference because she cared about people who were differently challenged. We express heart felt condolence to the Kennedy-Shiver family.
August 13, 2009
One of the greatest people that God ever blessed this world with. Typical of the Kennedy family, she carried on the legacy built by her parents and her brothers.And it continues.
August 13, 2009
She had a wonderful heart, and her good deeds will surely continue to touch many. May you find comfort in the promise of seeing the end of suffering, pain, and even death (Revelation 21:4)
August 13, 2009
God bless the Shriver, Kennedy family. She will truly be missed, may others follow her in the ministry of Special Olympics.
August 13, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
August 13, 2009
to the kennedys and sgt shriver i am very sad about your loss may our heavenly father be with you in this hard time. i remember sgt and mrs shriver when i was back in minnesota in the summer of 1991 and played for team arizona in womens basketball.
August 13, 2009
GOD BLESS.
August 13, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 13, 2009
To the Kennedy Family

Our condolence goes out to you.
You have been truly blessed with a wonderful legacy.

The Jordan Sisters
Shirley, Linda, Pat, Judy & Verneta
August 13, 2009
Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.
August 13, 2009
Our prayers are with your family. May God bless them. You was a wonderful person in this world.
August 13, 2009
The world would be a MUCH better place if there were more people like Eunice Kennedy Shriver....My condolences to the whole Kennedy/Shriver family.
August 13, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 13, 2009
Eunice Shriver made a difference. She opened doors for the mentaly handicaped that may have never opened. Our deepest sympathy to all of her family. I know how that void in your heart aches. May God Bless.
August 13, 2009
My sympathy to the Shriver family - their loss is a great one. Maria, please remind your children every day that they had a truly extraordinary grandmother. God bless you all.
August 13, 2009
WE PRAY GOD WILL GIVE YOU STRENGTH TODAY,TOMORROW AND IN THE FUTURE. I DID NOT KNOW MRS. SHRIVER PERSONALLY BUT I HAVE FOLLOW AND LOVED THE KENNEDYS FOR YEARS. MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU ALL AND GIVE YOU PEACE.
THE MADDOX FAMILY
August 13, 2009
May God Bless the fsmily as they go thru another test of time in their lives. God will always help you thru them.
I never had the chance to me Eunice but I admired her from afar.
God Bless
August 13, 2009
may god bless the Kennedy\Shriver family doing this time. my deedest sympathy and payers are with the family sen kennedy stay stong
August 13, 2009
may God Bless your family thru this sorrowful time .May her smile go on for ever
August 13, 2009
My sincere condolences to the family. Thanks for all you did to bring joy to others.
August 13, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
August 13, 2009
She was a great person.
August 13, 2009
A woman that truly cared. She could see the good in everyone and did all possible to encourage that. Our loss is heavens gain. Well done thy good and faithful servant. Katie Sims, 104 Pond Drive, Hubert, NC 28539
August 13, 2009
You did a good deed on earth helping people your reward is in heaven. My condolences to the family. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.
August 13, 2009
Heaven is sweeter because Eunice Kennedy Shriver is there and the world is a better place because she lived and loved and cared for her family and God's gentlest people. Your family will be remembered in our prayer and the prayer of all who benefited from Special Olympics. Eunice died on the feast of St. Clare, a clear light and the patron saint of television, a field her daughter Maria used so well. May Eunice shine with the saints and continue to give her clear light. Peace and blessings, Carol Valine Zarek
August 13, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with the Kennedy and Shriver family what a special woman she was. I have followed the Kennedy family most of my life and I love all of them. Rest in peace sweet lady.
August 13, 2009
May God grant you eternal peace.
August 13, 2009
We will miss you...your legacy will live on forever...Thank you all you have done...
August 13, 2009
The Ruggeri Family, Nick, Margie, John & Anne, would like to send our deepest condolences to the Kennedy/Shriver family. We would also like to thank you for the many years of Special Olympics involvement we have had because of Eunice and all of you! John would never have progressed as far as he has, and the rest of our lives would never have been the same either! We have enjoyed meeting you at the various International or World Games we participated in between 1983 - 1999, and the Games in Massachusetts we have attended since 1979. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
August 13, 2009
To the Kennedy and Shriver Family, Mrs. Shriver was a remarkable woman and a blessing to mankind. I thank you all for her service to those of us that are disabled. Mrs. Shriver served us all with her love to all humanity. Blessings be with you all.
August 13, 2009
This is a Happy Day for your Sissy. She is in a wonderful place . God and the heavenly angels are with Her.One day we will all be together with God and our Mother.Your sister is a blessed person. I respect all the Kennedy

I Miss JKF

Love,
Elsa Hubbard
August 13, 2009
I admired Mrs. Eunice Kennedy-Shriver and all her hard work for the mentally challenged. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her Daughter, Maria Shriver, her husband, Sgt. Shriver, and the rest of her family.
August 13, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 13, 2009
An Angel in Life, An Angel in death....Thank you Mrs.Shriver, God be with your family at this time of sorrow....

The MA Lane Family, Sp, MO area
August 13, 2009
Dear Shriver's & Kennedy's,

As a native Bostonian, the Kennedy Family has always been a part of my life and feels like family.

The brilliant notion and success of the Special Olympics added to her many other achievements will make the Eunice Kennedy Shriver legacy eternal.

You have my heartfelt sympathy and empathy.

LCDR E. S. Winecour, USN (ret)
August 13, 2009
I thank God from Mrs.Kennedy-Shriver.My son is autistic. This past year he was in the Special Olympics for the first time. He won 1st place in his race.My child went from never being included to the whole county was behind all the the athletes.I can never truly say what in words what Mrs.Kennedy-Shriver has done for my child:love,hope,joy.She was an Angel sent by God to all of the ones that need special help.Her family are in my thoughts and prayers.
August 13, 2009
May God hold you in the palm of His hands during your time of sorrow. May your memories give you love and strength.
August 13, 2009
To the family of our beloved Eunice Shriver:
She was an Angel on Earth, imagine what Heaven will be with her there. May God's blessings continue to be with all of you.
HWalker
August 13, 2009
Eunice Kennedy Shriver's decency and goodness led to a respect for all human life. A lifelong pro-life Democrat, Shriver supported organizations that work on behalf of women and children, both born and unborn. Such a caring, courageous woman will truly be missed!
August 13, 2009
To the Shriver Family,

I remember Mrs. Shriver when I was growing up in Boston - she was truly a special lady and may she rest in peace.
August 13, 2009
Its wonderful to know that Ms. Shriver has left a legacy of creating sports and making life more meanful for the disabled. She will never be forgotten.
Glenda
August 12, 2009
From the mother of a daughter with developmental disabilities and moderate MR, I would like to say thank you for the efforts and life of your mother for Special Olympics. We haven't gotten involved in it yet, but hope too in the future. She seems to have been a very loving and compassionate person. May God Bless You All.
August 12, 2009
Rest in heavenly peace. You were a good woman that touched many lives. You will live on in the hearts of many.
August 12, 2009
Blessed is our Lord Jesus & may she Rest In Peace& her family know she is with our lord GodSweet Jesus!& no longer in PAIN:
August 12, 2009

To the entire Kennedy-Shriver family ny deepest sympathy. What a marvelous woman, Mother Wife and Grandmother not to mention Sister and Daughter. She was a wonderful human being, and in the true tradition of the Kennedy clan, ever giving and truly unselfish. May God Bless all of you in this most difficult of times. Your faith may once again be tested but never lost. A fellow New Englander and forever a love so deep for the Kennedy Family.
August 12, 2009
TO THE KENNEDY-SHRIVER FAMILIES, WE AS A NATION HAVE WATCHED YOUR FAMILY LOSE SO MANY LOVED ONES OVER THE YEARS, WE MOURNED WITH YOU FROM AFAR MAKING SURE WE GAVE YOU PRIVACY.NOW WE WATCH AND PREPARE TO MOURN YET AGAIN AS YOU PREPARE TO SAY GOODBYE TO YOUR BELOVED WIFE,MOTHER,GRANDMOTHER,AUNT AND EVEN A TEACHER TO MANY,EUNICE WAS AN ANGEL SENT FROM GOD AND NOW HE NEEDED HER BACK,ALTHOUGH SHE HAS LEFT HER EARTHLY LIFE HER HEAVENLY LIFE WILL CONTINUE ON.REUNITED WITH LOVED ONES YOU NOW HAVE ONE MORE QUARDIAN ANGEL WATCHING OVER YOU.EUNICE DID SO MANY WONDERFUL THINGS IN HER LIFE NOT JUST FOR HER FAMILY BUT FOR MANY SHE NEVER KNEW,ESPECIALLY CHILDREN AND THOSE LESS FORTUNATE. AND I BELIEVE THAT SHE'LL FIND WAYS TO STILL HELP THOSE IN NEED.
RIP EUNICE, YOUR BE SADLY MISSED
AND MAY GOD WATCH OVER THE SHRIVER -KENNEDY FAMILY AS THE PREPARE TO SAY GOODBYE TO THEIR BELOVED EUNICE.
August 12, 2009
Rest in peace dear angel...as we carry on your work.
Coaching, organizing and supporting others with disabilities. Happy to have been a part of the legacy you were so committed to.
August 12, 2009
We were so saddened.
August 12, 2009
Our hearts go out to the Shriver and Kennedy families. Please find solice in knowing that we feel Mrs. Shriver was an advocate for all underpriveledged people through her love for helping them to overcome all obstacles. May the family find the strength to continue her good works.
August 12, 2009
Sad news to lose such a beautiful and generous lady, who did so much for so many. Peace to the family, and many happy memories to cherish.
August 12, 2009
I have been a Special Olympic coach for over thirty years.The athletes have inspired me to be a more compassionate person. Eunice helped us to share our abilities with each other. She was a very inspirational person. I will always treasure meeting her at the international games.
August 12, 2009
i only met her once when she came to colorado springs to talk about special olympics she well be miss by our family i will never forget that time i met her you will be in my thoughts and prayers always
August 12, 2009
Dear Kennedy Family,

Although I did not personally know Mrs. Kennedy Shriver I want to offer my sincere condolences during this difficult time of your life. I can tell you we should all hope to leave a legacy such as the one Mrs. Kennedy Shriver left this world.

May God keep you and comfort you.
August 12, 2009
To the Shriver/Kennedy family: YOU are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of sadness at the death of your mom. I feel a special bond with you as I lost my father at the age of 21 to a brain tumor, and my mother is in the last stages of Alzheimer's. I can inly imagine the sorrow that you feel now. Your mom had tremendous class and spirit and may it console you that she helped so many people special and dear to the heart of God. I am sure that she has some kind of special mission in heaven to do yet that will be a continuance of what she did here on earth. Take care and know many are praying for you.
August 12, 2009
You brought angel wings and angel songs to so many who needed someone to believe in them. Thank you.
August 12, 2009
Thank you for your support, Ms. Warner, for our support group & all the other support groups in the country. Your dedication & hard work will be greatly missed. Your family is in our thoughts & prayers.
August 12, 2009
My condolences goes out to the Shriver/Kennedy families. May the love she shared bring a smile. GOD Bless you during this time of sorrow
August 12, 2009
we have lost another great lady.,eunice shriver . she did so much for the mentally disabled and i am so glad that her children are going to carry on.
August 12, 2009
we have lost another great lady.,eunice shriver . she did so much for the mentally disabled and i am so glad that her children are going to carry on.
August 12, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
August 12, 2009
May you rest in peace. Rejoice with your family in heaven.
August 12, 2009
I never knew Mrs. Kennedy-Shriver, but everytime I saw her picture or saw her daughter it gave me hope. She will be missed and my heart goes out to you. May the good Lord Bless and keep you. You will be in my thoughts and prayers always.
August 12, 2009
Dear Kennedy Family,

I wish to express my heartfelt sympathy upon the death of one of America's greatest ladies.

We have suffered through the death of President Kennedy and the death of Senator Robert Kennedy.

I greatly admire the way the Kennedy family has championed the causes of the common man even though they could have lived a life of the jet setters and never had their heartfelt concern for all people.

God will greatly bless Eunice for her unselfish work on behalf of the mentally challenged.

Sincerely,

Bob Morgan, Ph. D., Professor Emeritus of French and Mathematics, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, North Carolina
August 12, 2009
thank God for the work she done on earth. may God bless this family and keep them.
August 12, 2009
In My Pocket

I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.

My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.

They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.

Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.

But of all the treasures I have, it’s the memories of you that are the most precious.
August 12, 2009
God bless the Shrivver/Kennedy family. What a beautiful lady.

Marvin & Gladys Jones
Joliet Ill
August 12, 2009
August 12, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 12, 2009
she was a very nice lady and help other
people ni need may god bless her for
every.
sincerley your jean and john pajack
and little jeremy.
August 12, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
August 12, 2009
What a special woman we lost, one who did so much for those who couldn't do for themselves, thoughts and prayers to the Kennedy and Shriver families.
August 12, 2009
Our hearts are heavier now and our lives emptier. Our spirits and yours rest with the belief that the very beloved Eunice Kennedy Shriver now experiences eternal peace with our loving Lord, reunited with dear family members gone before her. May all of the Kennedy-Shriver family be comforted by faith, Eunice Kennedy Shriver's many messages and your precious memories.
August 12, 2009
i wanted to dsay im sorry about eunicekennedy shriver she was a grate lady and nice one to
August 12, 2009
May God bless the Shriver/Kennedy families during this time. Mrs. Shriver used her many talents to contribute much to our country and its citizens. She made the world a better place by helping those with various difficulties. Her legacy will continue to live on and hopefully will inspire us to help others who face challenges in our world.
August 12, 2009
Our world is a better place,thanks to the Kennedy family. May God grant your family peace at this time of sorrow.
JoAnne & Barry Shindler
August 12, 2009
August 12 2009
My sincerest condolences to the Shriver and Kennedy families on your loss.We have lost yet another great
humanatarian.God Bless you all during this time of sorrow.
August 12, 2009
First I want to say I will pray for the healing of the large hole I know you all have from the seperation of your loved one. Know that she is not far, only out of touch, physically. With all that I have read, about her compassion, drive, and thoughtfulness it will be a lot of sadness. Please remember that, God is good, you have been so blessed to have such an inspiring person so full of love, love many never know. Just from what I have read about her, makes me sad to say "I never met her. I hope to meet her at the next stop, where all around, there are no disabilities, or challenges, physically or mentally. God Bless all that who suffer.
Amen
Brenda Highley
Louisville, Kentucky
August 12, 2009
May God Bless u all and keep u in the palm of his hand
August 12, 2009
My prayers are with the whole family May God give you peace in mind in a time like this. And rember earth has know sorrow that heaven can not heal. ....from our family to your family.Rev.and Dea. Drayton
Savannah, Georgia
August 12, 2009
To the entire Shriver family including Mr. Shriver, all children and Kennedy family(Ted & Jean): May you rejoice in the extraordinary life of your wife, mother and sister--her legacy will last forever. Now she is reunited with father, mother, sisters and brothers. Can you imagine the heavenly reunion? I know she will remain in your hearts for as long as you remember. She was about 5 weeks older than my father(born 8/21/21) who passed away in 2007. I converted to Roman Catholicism partly because of your remarkable family. I made a trip to Arlington last year to commemorate June 6, 1968 by laying two dozen roses at my "saint" Bobby's place. May Mrs. Shriver Requiescat in Pacem with all of the angels and martyrs in heaven and receive eternal light with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. "Come and enjoy all that I have promised for you, good and faithful servant," thus says the Lord. With deepest sympathy I am praying for all of you. Especially for Sen. Kennedy.
August 12, 2009
I want to thank the Kennedy -Shriver family for sharing this awesome woman with the world. May God bless you and I hope each of you can find comfort and peace during this difficult time. Maria you are a role model for all woman and you are truly your Mothers' daughter.
August 12, 2009
dear maria shriver i just want to let you know how sorrie iam about your mom hang in their tell arnold hi for me
August 12, 2009
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
She was another member of a great family of public servants who gave up their lives in service to others who will be greatly missed.
August 12, 2009
My prayers are with you all in this time of great sorrow. I still remember with great fondness the generosity of your parents to ALL the teachers at Marymount in Neuilly. I got to know your parents as I had both Bobby (1st grade) and Anthony (kindergarten) in class. We were included in so many wonderful events. Those years were very special.
God bless and keep you all. Your Mother was a woman of great faith. Doubtless she instilled her great faith in each of you. May you find strength in your faith in this time of grief.
August 12, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your wonderful family. You brought so much love to many who endures life challenge. Heaven truly has another Kennedy angel. To your family may they find strength at this time. Your all in our prayers.
August 12, 2009
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
August 12, 2009
Love the Kennedy Family. Eunice was a wonderful woman. May she rest in peace.
August 12, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with the your Family, I hope the work you
have done for Special Children is carried on in your name forever,

Rest In Peace
August 12, 2009
Mrs. Shriver practiced what she preached as a devout Catholic; her husband Sargent Shriver is also a shining example of public service and of helping others.
August 12, 2009
Sincerest sympathy to the Shriver and
Kennedy families in the loss of a truly
remarkable and talented woman who did
nothing but good works. My thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. May your sorrow be lessened by
remembering the many happy times you
shared with Mrs. Eunice Kennedy Shriver!
August 12, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 12, 2009
My deepest sympathy to the Kennedy and Shriver families. Your dear Eunice lived a life of faith and service to family and country. May her children and grandchildren hold her legacy close and follow her example of a life well lived. She is now at peace with the Lord.
August 12, 2009
My heart and prayers go out the family of Mrs. Shriver. She was a true inspiration to millions who have had to endure lifes challenges. You gave millions hope and courage. God Bless You! Rest in peace
August 12, 2009
may your higher power give you strength and comfort during this dificult time. always remember she is with you in spirit.
August 12, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 12, 2009
My heartfelt sympathy to the Shriver-Kennedy family. What a great legacy she leaves behind. Mrs. Shriver reflected all her parents and faith taught her. Her children/grandchildren can only hope to carry a piece of the remarkable woman she was... E. LeBlanc Syracuse, NY
August 12, 2009
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2009
http://www.ruthann1.com
August 12, 2009
GOD BLESS YOU, MRS SHRIVER AND YOUR WONDERFUL FAMILY. YOU HAVE DONE SO MUCH GOOD IN YOU LIFE THAT I KNOW GOD IS THERE TO WELCOME YOU INTO PARADISE WITH YOUR HUMANITARIAN OLYMPIC MEDAL. MY WIFE MYRNA AND I OFFER OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHIES AND CONDOLENCES TO THE ENTIRE KENNEDY FAMILY, YOUNG AND OLD IN THEIR TIME OF GRIEF. BELIEVE ME, YOU WILL BE MISSED!! GOD ALMIGHTY ONLY MAKES A FEW LIKE YOU!
GO IN PEACE AND HEAVENLY REST.
August 12, 2009
Eunice Shriver is by all definitions a hero and role model for all. she never sought headlines only positive outcomes, she lived as she believed
August 12, 2009
A lady who made a difference in this world for those who are mentally and physically challenged.
August 12, 2009
ANOTHER IRISH ANGEL. RIP ALL YOUR GOOD WORK IS DONE.
August 12, 2009
When I met Eunice in 1965, I had no Idea that I would have a son who would benefit from participation in the Special Olympics - THANK GOD FOR YOU, Eunice. Your work has reflected on his life with his story; his successes.
August 12, 2009
To Kennedy-Shriver Family,

"Do Not Stand At My Grave and Weep"

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there, I did not die."
August 12, 2009
Eunice Kennedy Shriver is an inspiration to all and a role model for women everywhere. We need to "step up" and be heard....even today. We thank her for a life well-lived.
Carol in St Louis
August 12, 2009
To the Kennedy & Shiver Family, We send our sympathy to all of you. I can't say how thankful we are to have had such a beautiful God gifted woman in our world. She not only gave to her family, but gave to the world. May she have eternal happiness with our Lord & may all of you not have too much sorrow. I'm sure you'll miss her dearly, but you all have beautiful memories. I'm sure she'll meet up w'our son in Heaven & have some nice talks too. God Bless all of you & you'll be in our prayers. God Bless
August 12, 2009
Mrs Shriver was a truly remarkable woman and an inspriation to many. To her family thank you for sharing this marvelous woman with the world. With deep condolences and prayers.
August 12, 2009
Ms. Eunice was an inspiration. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with the Kennedy and Shriver families during this difficult time.
August 12, 2009
Oh Eunice:

I will really, really, really, really, really miss you. I won lots of medals and will win some more next time, too.

Say "hi" to Mary for me. Amen.
August 12, 2009
To the Kennedy and Shriver family, I want to say that Mrs. Shriver has been a blessing to all people everywhere and I thank you all for her service of life and love to all humanity. Blessing be with you all.
August 12, 2009
The Kennedy family has long lasted many a tragedy in their family. Eunice's life was far from it. She was adored by millions and will be missed. Her life is a tribute to what the Kennedy's could have and did bring to this country: Strength, Devotion and Faith...
My prayers to all....
August 12, 2009
To the shriver and kennedy family . My family and I are very sorry to hear about Mrs. Eunice passing. We wish your family all of god's blessings. She was a beautiful person and she will be missed.
August 12, 2009
We are all sorry for your loss. Our loss God's Gain.
Patti Nail
San Antonio Texas
August 12, 2009
I won a lot of medals and learned a lot thanks to you. Here I am typing because I know all my letters. I read and write and try other things all the time. I will miss you. Thank you. Say "Hi" to Jesus for me.
August 12, 2009
A Marvelous Human Being who is a role model for us all. Your hands are now still but your spirit soars
R. I. P. Dear Lady
August 12, 2009
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
August 12, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 12, 2009
August 12, 2009
to kennedy and shriver family
eunice was a great woman
how loved the handcapped people
to do there best
peggy
August 12, 2009
The world is a greater place since you
gave yourself to others who could not. Rest In Peace for you have earned your reward.
August 12, 2009
YOU TRULY LED A LIFE WHICH ECHOED THE BIBLICAL TEACHINGS AND SUGGESTIONS OF CHRIST BY GIVING TO THOSE LESS FORTUNATE. ALL WHOM YOU'VE TOUCHED HAVE BEEN REALLY BLESSED BY YOUR GENEROSITY OF SPIRIT AND STAMINA. YOU ARE A VERY DEAR CREDIT TO YOUR PARENTS, YOUR IRISH HERITAGE, AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

THE HEAVENLY REALMS NOW HAS THE MOST SPECIAL OF OLYMPIANS AS A LIFE-LONG MEMBER. A VIBRANT, VALIANT, VIGILANT WINNER ENCOURAGING THOSE STILL HERE.

YOU SHALL BE MISSED GRANDLY...

MARY ELLEN C. WELCH
MILTON, MA
August 12, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 12, 2009
We have slowly over the past 40-50 years watched the matriarchs of the Kennedy family leave us, but what a beautiful lady Mrs. Shriver was. What wonderful things she did for those 'special' human beings; for the special olympics...what wonderful things to be remembered for. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family in their time of grief. Her memory will live forever.
August 12, 2009
My dinner with Eunice and Sarge was memorable, not only for their hospitality, but because they were so vitally interested in Mary, the Mother of Jesus. I was invited as an advisor to an NBC movie Eunice was sponsoring, produced by her son Robert. Thanks to her and her passion for Mary, my book, Into the Heart of Mary, was just published by Ave Maria Press.

Now I pray to her to help us all with health care reform. May her ideas be the armies of heaven!
August 12, 2009
WELL DONE THY GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT. NOW YOU CAN
REST IN THE HEAVENS WITH GOD...JANIE ABEL..WACO,TX.
August 12, 2009
mrs shriver
we in the special olympics world will miss you rest in peace
tim rice area 6 henrico virginia
August 12, 2009
TO THE FAMIILY OF EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER
YOU GOT OUR DEEPEST SYMPTHY ON THE DEATH
OF YOUR LOVED ONE
THE MC FETRIDGE FAMILY
August 12, 2009
What a blessing to have had your mother for so many years. Please find hope in the promise, that soon we can all enjoy a long-lasting life, as promised in Psalm 37:29: "The righteous themselves will possess the earth, And they will reside forever upon it."
August 12, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 12, 2009
Very much thinking of all of you!
August 12, 2009
I am so sorry about your loss. I only met her twice but found her to be a wonderful and strong person someone who but her mark on the world forever. With all my sympathies. Judy from Dr Ronan office
August 12, 2009
My prayers are with your family.

She had such a courageous good heart and she will be missed.

God bless
August 12, 2009
She will live on in everyone's heart though her dedication and commitment to the developmentally disabled. While best know for the "Special Olympics" her dedication went beyond that to the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, providing treatment and groung breaking research to aide the developmentall disabled. Having had the honor of working for one of the "center's" health care team's I can speak knowingly of the commitment of her and thes people in the daily careing of this special population.
August 12, 2009
I don't know Eunice Kennedy Shriver, but reading what was written about her in the newspaper makes me want to say how proud you should all be of her. She sounds like and outstanding person who cared about people. Im sure your kindness will live on in your children.
August 12, 2009
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2009
http://www.ruthann1.com
August 12, 2009
THANK YOU... THANK, YOU would be the words I would have said To Eunice Kennedy Shriver had I ever had the honor to meet her. We have a 34 year old " Special Needs " daughter that has been in " Special Olympics " many years and has won numerous ribbons. One could never know the thrill in our hearts as we watched her compete and the tears in our eyes also. You gave our life a meaning. She isn't competeing any more as she has a job. To the family. Please keep up her WONDERFUL caring for others.
August 12, 2009
Eunice Kennedy Shriver was a very great
lady. I have admired the Kennedy family
always. I have a handicapped daughter.
Even though she was too handicapped to
do Special Olympics, I am glad Mrs. Shriver created Special Olympics for
special people. I had the experience of seeing Special Down Syndrome students at my daughter's school. My sympathies go to Mrs. Shriver's family.God bless her and her family. May God be with her family.
August 12, 2009
To The Family..... I'm sorry for your loss.She was in fact, a gift from God.
God knows our hearts and our needs, and we were surely in need of her most kind and generous Spirit. Your family has suffered a loss with her passing, but so has the rest of the World. God has given her "PEACE" at last, and she will be forever in our hearts. Your hearts may hurt now, and for awhile to come, but in time your hearts will heal. May God continue to Bless you and speed your healing.....
August 12, 2009
God has a special place in heaven for you for all you did for the special people here on earth. My prayers to your entire family.
August 12, 2009
My sincere condolences to all the Kennedy and Shriver families. We were all blessed in one way or another in having your mother, Mrs. Eunice Kennedy Shriver in our lives. Thank you for sharing her with the world and especially with the Special Olympics Organization. Her contributions and smile will forever be remembered. May you find comfort in all your memories and knowing she is now in God's glory. God bless.
August 12, 2009
I have a down syndrome sister named Tina Marie. Thank you Mrs. Shriver for lending your voice for these special people!! You will not be forgotten for your wonderful work here on earth. RIP and know that God sent you for this task and you did an amazing job!
August 12, 2009
Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.
August 12, 2009
Mrs. Eunice Kennedy Shriver's gift of good will and compassion for all was known world wide and now the world shares in her loss. Cherish the wonderful memories she has left as her final gift to you all.
August 12, 2009
Our sincere condolences to the Shriver and Kennedy families at this difficult time. We also send our heartfelt thanks for sharing your mother with the world. She definitely lived the message and mission, "Much is expected of those to whom much has been given." Peace and comfort to you all. LariHummer
August 12, 2009
The world is sadden by another GREAT loss. My condolences go out to the Great Kennedy and Shiver Family. Eunice, you will be sadly missed by everyone!
August 12, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 12, 2009
It was such an honor to work with Mrs. Shriver and Tim Shriver in Japan at the International Special Olympics. She has given such hope and courage to so many thousands of families over the years, and has been such an example to all of us of how to age beautifully and productively. She will be sorely missed. Sympathy and prayers are with all of the family.
August 12, 2009
I have worked with people with special needs for many years and we have had the priviledge of having a young woman with intellectual disabilites live with us for the past 17 years. I appreciate so much the work that Mrs. Shriver did for the people and the families I serve and for my grandchildren with special needs. "Well done thou good and faitful servant"
August 12, 2009
To the Family,

I grew up with your family, feeling exactly how I felt and still feel about Micheal Jackson. LOTS OF LOVING RESPECT FOR YOU. My very sincere condolences to the entire family, and KNOW that our "BREAD OF LIFE", are with you during your time of broken-heartedness. HE is the 'Master Healer' who calms all our storms. LEAN on Him, 'cause HE has your back all day long, and all day strong!!

Joyous times. committment, and her love for God's people, will be everlasting memories for her loved ones, and others who loved Mrs. Shriver. While she's earned her mansion in the sky, I know that you'd prefer her to being here on earth. She'll be sorely missed.

Please know that she was appreciated along with her brothers who she's now hangin' with.

May all of life's wonderfulnesses continue to follow you, and may all of God's blessings always be yours.

Very sincerely,
RozKJ* and Family

PEACE BE STILL
August 12, 2009
to the kennedy family
my heat go out to the whole family
August 12, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and to the children your mother touched. Your family sets an example for all to follow, that our duty is not just to ourselves but to our nation.
August 12, 2009
Eunice Shriver was truly the greatest role model a child can have. To be able to put others ahead of yourself is a gift from God and she truly did that. In such a strong family she was able to find a place she could call her own and helped so many in the process.
August 12, 2009
I had the honor of attending a Best Buddies gala through my longtime affiliation with The Arc of Lehigh & Northampton Counties in PA. The event was held at the Shriver home and I was priviledged to have met the Shrivers, something I will never forget. Having a brother with Down Syndrome, I want to thank you for all you have done for people with disabilities. My sympathy to the Shriver / Kennedy family. God Bless.
August 12, 2009
TO the family of the late Mrs. Kennedy Shriver my heartfelt condolances. The Kennedy and Shriver families cheer up she is not dead but resting in the bosom of Jesus. She has run the race, she has made her mark, she has fulfilled her dreams and made a lot of persons who thought they could not, achieved so much. Grieve you must but cheer up, God knows best.
August 12, 2009
for all the work you did with the special olympics and bringing attention to those with special challenges you were an agent of GOD.may GOD bless you and your family, my sympathies are with your family.ms.kennedy-shriver brought such joy to those that are challenged and leaves a wonderful legacy behind that's worthwhile.
August 12, 2009
What a fine lady!!!!
August 12, 2009
I would like to extend my greatest sorrow for such a lovely lady to her family and her friends.
We have another Bright star in the sky and we have her fond and loving memories. She will be truly missed and a lady that will be so very hard to ever replace. There are just no words that I can say to take away the hurt but I hope in time you will all find comfort from her love.
Rest in Peace now Eunice, you are in the hands of loving Angels. You will be missed.
August 12, 2009
My Aunt, Dr. Lucille Buchanan has mentioned to me on several occasions how wonderful her friend Mrs. Kennedy Shriver is and was. They have both shared a long and lasting friendship. Dr. Buchanan the founder of Special Olympics Jamaica not only attended and participated in Training Seminars in Special Olympics Foundation under the supervision of Mrs. Eunice Kennedy-Shriver, she was also invited to the White House by Mrs. Eunice Kennedy-Shriver where she had lunch with the President and members of Congress. She then represented the Rehabilitation International and Special Olympics of Jamaica.
She was realy a great woman, the many divesity of tongues, places and people did not stop her from giving her best to assist where needed. The acolades that keep coming in can attest to the angel that was loaned to all of us especially those of us with special needs.

Take your rest Mrs. Kennedy Shriver, God's perpetual light will continue to shine on you as you take your eternal rest.
August 12, 2009
OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY
Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you in your time of need. She was a very Special Angel. A great humanitarian. She spread her love to all she met and they loved her very much indeed. She was so down to earth. What started in a backyard grew and spread worldwide, what an accomplishment she made in her lifetime. She went way beyond anyone's expectations and then some. She'll be sadly missed.
August 12, 2009
I can imagine the loving arm of Jesus, surrounded by "special children" embrassing Mrs.Kennedy, and He tells her "It is a joy for all of us to welcome you here"
To her children please remember your mom by living what she taught you.
We are united with her spiritually,Jim and Eileen Ryan south amboy new jersey
August 12, 2009
To a very loving person who made me feel better about myself. You'll be missed and lots of prayers go out to you.
August 12, 2009
To the Kennedy family, I do offer my sincere condolences and pray that you receive strength from God to carry on with her wonderful work. May God be with you all.
August 12, 2009
The world has lost a great humanitarian who contributed for decades in this world, as only the Kennedy Family can do. All of the family can now be comforted through God's Grace with Eunice Kennedy Shriver now joining the rest of the clan who have gone before her and I'm certain she has missed them all so very much through the years. I know I have.
August 12, 2009
My deepest sympathy to the Shriver and Kennedy families.

Mrs. Shriver was a true pioneer in many fields but especially in the field of special needs for children and adults with disabilities.

Her work will continue and she will still be directing it from above .

Jim Simmons
August 12, 2009
My condolences to the Kennedy-Shriver family. May Mrs. Kennedy-Shriver rest in peace and may her family find comfort in the legacy that she leaves behind. God Bless.
August 12, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you. You have such great memories!!!
August 12, 2009
To the Shriver Family, sorry to hear about this great woman passing on. Growing up in my household the Kennedy name was and still is a big deal to us. I wish you the strength that family has endured over the years!
August 12, 2009
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
August 12, 2009
Maria, your Mother has been a woman of pearls. She will long be remembered.
August 12, 2009
Thought and and prayers are with your family.
Mary Dillon
Houston, Texas
August 12, 2009
I met Mrs. Shriver at a Special Olympic many years. She was very down to to earth. I was working as a volunteer with persons with developmental disability. She took several of us to lunch and I never forgot her. Her life speak for itself, and she preached her funeral by her life.
August 12, 2009
From a family of truly gifted and caring citizens, her work stands out as an inspiration to all americans. My condolences to the Kennedy and Shriver families. She will be missed.
August 12, 2009
As I watch my younger sister with downs, Karen, thrive in her new living situations with her new 5 best friends, I think of how Mrs. Shriver helped make it all possible. Karen is the light of our lives, and with Mrs. Shriver's vision and commitment, she has been allowed to shine her special light on others, and not be banished to the shadows.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. God has just taken our angel on earth and brought her back to him.
August 12, 2009
So very sorry for your loss and thankful that you had such a wonderful mother. Please know that I am carrying you in my heart and prayers, Nancy Chappell
August 12, 2009
My developmentally challenged sister is more proud of her Special Olympics medals than anything else she has received in her life. It gave her an opportunity to excel in a family of high achievers in a way that none of the rest of us could reach...sometimes she would wear her medals as jewelry for days after the meets.
God bless Eunice Shriver for her generous, kind, and far-reaching heart!
August 12, 2009
DEAR FAMILY , OUR MOST GRACIOUS THANKYOU TO EUNICE, MY TWO 'SPECIAL NEPHEWS' HAVE ENJOYED THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS FOR MANY YEARS. THANKYOU AGAIN EUNICE, ROBERT & DOLORES MCDONALD N.FT. MYERS, FL
August 12, 2009
My Thoughts and Prayers are with the family in your time of grief.I have worked with People with Disabilities for over thirteen years and have found it to be very rewarding thank you Mrs Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
August 12, 2009
Mrs Shriver was a unique individual who combined her compassion for people with disabilities with definitive actions to improve their lives. Having worked with her on a number of projects over the years, I want to express my sincere personal condolences to the family.
August 12, 2009
An exceptional life has ended.
Eunie, you will be missed.

Rest in peace.
August 12, 2009
My first memory of Mrs Shriver was in 1976, during the World Special Olympics held in Brockport New York. She was a true leader, making sure all the special details were carried out for the kids. It would be very difficult to say the event could have been any better with someone else in command. And I am sure, anyone who has been envolved with The Special Olympics, will truly miss her. My heart and prayers go out to all the famiy and kids her life has touched.
August 12, 2009
You will always be remembered in our family for your work with Special Olympics.
August 12, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 12, 2009
THE FLORENCE COUNTY DSN BORD WOULD LIKE FOR YOU TO KNOW THAT YOUR FAMILY ARE IN OUR THOUGHT AND PRAYERS
August 12, 2009
"The life given us by nature is short, but the memory of a well-spend life is eternal." ~Cicero 106-43BC
God Bless.

Maichel, St Louis, Mo
August 12, 2009
To the women that made the invisble disabled visible to the world, Thank you, rest assured your work will continue
August 12, 2009
Go and join all the others in mystic Camelot....
August 12, 2009
REST IN PEACE
August 12, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 12, 2009
Eunice Kennedy Shriver was the "greatest" of the Kennedys. There can be no argument.
Jim Senich
Manager of Communications
CT Judicial Branch
August 12, 2009
Mrs. Shriver did something amazing for special needs kids. Lets hope the special olympics live on and continue to have success. Thank you Mrs. Shriver. You truely are a great American!
August 12, 2009
I would love to be in heaven when you and your sister, RoseMary embrace, to hear her say to you, "thank you for all that you have done."
Words cannot express the sympathy I feel for your family at this time.
Sincerely,
Emma Jean Mourning
August 12, 2009
I remember when I was a child and made my kennedy scrapbooks... I remember Mrs Kennedy and the ambassador in Paris with their children... I have learnt history through the Kennedy family.... I have never met one of you and I love you all so much... I hope your wife, your Mum, your sister, your aunt will rest in peace near God and all the other members of your family.
You'll have your own memories of her and we will have what she did for public service. I pray for her and for all the Kennedys. I came to Hyannis last year and was so happy to see Saint Xavier Church so I can imagine you all gathered for funerals.
My very warm thoughts.
Anne CRESCENT, 12 Route du Tréport, 76660 FRESNOY FOLNY FRANCE
August 12, 2009
We have lost a great person who for years has shown us how a real Lady is to be in all things she was and will always be a great lady.Our prays are with the family at this time of sadness.
August 12, 2009
I am glad she lived so many years and has so many memories and was able to experience so much. My prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.
August 12, 2009
My deepest condolences go out to the Shriver and Kennedy families at this time. Eunice Kennedy Shriver will always be remembered for her efforts and support of Special Olympics. Yet another great Kennedy has passed. My prayers are with the family at this time.
August 12, 2009
The blessing is that thi beautiful soul will now be with her family that has gone before her. Just knowing that she is at peace and her memory will stand forever as a member of the Kennedy clan but also one who actually gave her all to make others happy. Rest now and be blessed.
August 12, 2009
My condolences to the family of Mrs. Shriver. In 2008, Empowering Our Children, a radio/internet program, featured Special Olympics, as our weekly topic. A thrilled "Gold Medal" winner and his family were our guests, educating on the successful impact of their association with the organization. Mrs. Shriver has empowered these exceptional children!
August 12, 2009
Mrs. Eunice Kennedy Shriver will be greatly missed by everyone. She made such an impact on the special olympics. She believed in the disabled and helped the disabled to believe in themselves. My heart goes out to her entire family.
August 12, 2009
Thank you for making sure your son-in-law was put in his place regarding the needs of the most volunerable! You were amazing and your legacy will live on through people like my son who cannot speak for himself. Thank you for taking a stand!
August 12, 2009
She showed the way to use money and privilege: to serve others. Pure beauty and humanity in a life.
August 12, 2009
mrs.eunice will be remebered for her love and interest in helping the disabled.'let the works i've done speak for me'' god bless her soul and may she have eternal life.may god be with you and your family in this time of sorrow mrs.maria.god bless.
August 12, 2009
It is with great sadness to hear of the death of Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Her dedication to enhancing the lives of persons with intellectual disabilities has been an inspiration to me and countless others. Her enthusiam,love of life and struggle for equal rights is a core ingredient in everything she has been able to accomplish and will be her lasting legacy to field of intellectual disabilities. She has made the world a better place for all of us to live.
Joanne Florio Siegel,LCSW
Director of Community Affairs,
Rose F. Kennedy Center
CERC, UCEDD
Bronx, NY 10461
August 12, 2009
Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.
August 12, 2009
I had the honors to met Mrs. Shriver, in Boston back in the mid 70's. I am a former special track and field runner for the special games. I went to Paris in honor of our country.
May she rest in peace.
August 12, 2009
WHAT AN INSPIRATION, THANKS TO HER SPECIAL OLYMPICS, I WAS ABLE TO WORK WITH THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED YOUNG FOLKS FOR YEARS WITH THE NWI COOP MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY, IT IS DIFFICULT TO LOOSE A LOVED ONE SANDY BROWN, VALPARAISO IN
August 12, 2009
I have long been an admirer of this generation of the Kennedy family. Many have given so much, even their lives, in pursuit of a better world for all. Eunice Kennedy Shriver was a pioneering woman in so many ways and yet so devoted to family. She has done much to make this a better world. My prayers are with husband, Sarge, their children, Senator Ted Kennedy who is in the midst of his own battle and sister Jean Kennedy Smith. I know your strong faith will sustain you as it always has.
August 12, 2009
I am profoundly saddened to learn of this amazing woman's passing. She has endured personal sadness in her own family life and was an inspiration to us all. Please accept my sincere condolences to the family. With deepest sympathy. Lucy Becker
August 12, 2009
My deepest sympathy to the Kennedy-Shriver family. When Pres.Kennedy was taken from us, I wrote to the family and the same when Robert was taken. This is truly a sad occasion,but may be a glorious one for a loving Heavenly Father with open arms welcoming Eunice to reunite with the others of her family. Sorry for your loss at this time.
August 12, 2009
I had just started in the Special Olympics this summer. I had entered the fishing competition in Rock Harbor, Orleans. I haven't caught alot of fish until that day. I had come close to winning the competition by only 2 inches short of the longest fish. I had caught an 39 inch Stripped Bass. I didn't win, but I was brave in my attempt and had alot of fun. I wouldn't have caught the 39 inch Bass if it was you. Thanks so much! I will be looking forward to the Softball Special Olympics. Best wishes to the family!
August 12, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 12, 2009
May you enjoy your new life with God;You sincerly deserve it .God is now taking care of you, You wrer WONDERFUL>
August 12, 2009
May Mrs.Eunice Kennedy Shriver rest in the arms of our Lord where she will be rejoined with her beloved family who have gone before her. Rest in peace for a job well done.
August 12, 2009
Dear Shriver children,
Whether you are a Kennedy or a Wu or a Jones, and regardless of her (or your) age, the grief is the same when your mother dies.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Been there.
MJRJenkins
Lynchburg VA
August 12, 2009
A remarkable and exceptional woman, a precious loss for the world, her compassion and humanity will not be replaced for anyone, ever.
To the Kennedy’s family, my prayers are with them. My God will give them strength to carry the pain of the loss. God Bless them
August 12, 2009
Mrs. Shriver was, and will ever be, an AMAZING inspiration to us all! Not only has the Special Olympics lost a GREAT lady, they have lost a lady with great COMPASSION!
America itself is a better country because of her love and care and concern for those less fortunate!
'Thank you, Mrs. Shriver, for touching my own soul with your generous spirit!'
August 12, 2009
Just wished to offer my condolences to the family. May you continue to feel comforted by the love of God, and support of family and friends.
August 12, 2009
August 12,2009
Thanks for the way your family support special Olympics games.Sorry for your loss.I hope the best of luck
for your family.thanks for helping to get the people around the world to be able to play the games in the Olympics.
August 12, 2009

Eunice lest us with a great legacy of service to all .
A prayer for her family
August 12, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 12, 2009
To the Shriver/Kennedy families, but in particular to the children of Eunice, my deepest sympathy and thanks.

The Greatest gift God gave to me,
Twas not the stars the moon nor sea;
Twas something sweet and true and kind'
in my heart and on my mind, and
though I have this gift no more, and other gifts I have galore, no one can replace the other, the greatest gift I've lost...my Mother
Author unknown
August 12, 2009
This is one of the worst shocks I have ever heard of, or even read, in my lifetime. She went on home to Heaven on Tuesday, & I didn't even know it at all-until I saw it in the paper (AW, SHUCKS!) She will be sorely missed by her family, friends, & fans, including me!
August 12, 2009
Gone but never forgotten!!!!!
August 12, 2009
To the family: We have all admired Mrs. Shriver's commitment to special needs individual's and her legacy will live on with the Special Olympics.

God bless all of you.

Bernice Bennett, Silver Spring, Maryland
August 12, 2009
God bless the entire Kennedy extended family.
August 12, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. Mrs Shriver was a remarkable woman who will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace.
August 12, 2009
I liked your brother JFK! We will miss you a lot! I felt proud that I got all different medals! I'm a special olypian from Latham School! I'm in basketball, softball, soccer, baseball, track, football!
August 12, 2009
Eunice Kennedy Shriver will always be a Champion to Special Children with all phases of disabilities. She will be sorely missed.
The Dromgoole Family of Concord ,MA.
August 12, 2009
What a extraordinary woman from a family who has devoted their lives to public service. I dare say, we shall not see their kind again. I am profoundly sorry for the Special People of the world. To the family, please accept my sincere condolences.
August 12, 2009
She truly was a special person of Rose Kennedy. A star has dimmed on earth.
August 12, 2009
Mrs. Shriver was an inspiration to us all with her tireless efforts on the part of those less fortunate.
Our prayers are with the family at this very difficult time.
August 12, 2009
I want to thank you for starting special olypics because I have won alot of gold medels and I won the fish tornament this year and cought the biggest fish an 41 inch bass I would not have caught it if it was'nt for you thank you for making me brave and strong in my attempt.From Latham School.
August 12, 2009
What a gracious lady. I only met her once, in April, 1969. Myself and 3 other servicemen stumbled upon the U.S.Embassy in Paris. She came out to greet us and took us inside where she and Maria gave us a tour. It was the highlight of my time in the Air Force.
August 12, 2009
Mrs. Shriver will live on through the Special Olympics - What a legacy to leave behind.
August 12, 2009
My sincere sympathy to the Shriver and Kennedy families' for their sad loss.
You have left your legacy in this world. Rest in Peace Eunice.
August 12, 2009
To The Shriver/Kennedy Family,
May "GOD", Give you peace during this time of your life. Prayers are with you.
August 12, 2009
Eunice Kennedy Shriver did so much for others, her legacy will endure. Her loss is felt here in Scotland, a country which hosted the Special Olympics some years ago.
August 12, 2009
I met Eunice in the Philippines in 1946. She was agreat lady then too.Many sorrows at this time and always. I stayed with Kennedys in Brookline in 1940s for a short time and Rose Kennedy in Tennessee.
August 12, 2009
So sorry that your mother (wife) Eunice had to leave. I know that her death will leave a huge void in your lives.
I hope it comforts you to know that she now lives on in God perfect love forever.

Take care of each other.
August 12, 2009
our prayer and thoughts are with you. The family of Mrs. Shriver,and know that God loves you and will keep you . We fill your pain. The bible tells me to live is Christ and to die is gain. So look to the hills there you will find strength
August 12, 2009
My heart is deeply saddened over the loss of the late Mrs. Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Inspired by her love of God thank you for having a vision to help mentally challenge and establishing Special Olympics. May God be with you. With heartfelt sympathy,
August 12, 2009
August 12, 2009
My prayers are with the Shriver/Kennedy family. Eunice, was a great lady. She will be miss by all she has touch.
August 12, 2009

our prayer and thoughts are with you. The family of Mrs. Shriver,and know that God loves you and will keep you . We fill your pain. The bible tells me to live is Christ and to die is gain. So look to the hills there you will find strength
August 12, 2009
Thank you and God Bless

cindy Kirk Rossford, Ohio
August 12, 2009
To the family: It is so important to continue carrying on the legacy that has been started. Be brave and pick up the mantle and never let it drop from each other's hand. Sadly, and may you all find peace in Christ just knowing that her work here on earth is done and she is finally at rest. May God Bless and strengthen this wonderful Kennedy Family as they grieve their precious loss.
August 12, 2009
As a parent to a Special Olympics athlete, many thanks for my son's opportunities. It is my hope that your great work will be continued and remembered. My sincere condolences to your family and friends.
August 12, 2009
Thank you for what you gave to the world. May you rest in peace.
August 12, 2009
Kennedy/Shriver Families

Yes, you will miss her but you have such wonderful memories of a life full of love and compassion for others less fortunate.

God Bless you Mrs. Shriver for creating Special Olympics.

Rest in Peace you so deserve it.
August 12, 2009
This amazing woman is surely with Jesus ... she is a wonderful example to all women.

My prayers and thoughts are with the Kennedy/Shriver family. God bless you all.
August 12, 2009
The world is a better place for your having been in it. May you rest in peace, and may your legacy live on.
August 12, 2009
“We learn in the Retreating
How vast an one
Was recently among us—
A Perished Sun

Endear in the departure
How doubly more
Than all the Golden presence
It was -- before -- [Emily Dickinson #1083]

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Eunice Kennedy Shriver- For all the prominence and success of her brothers, sisters, nephews and nieces; perhaps she was the greatest, for her heart was the largest. Charlie McNamee Minot,MA
August 12, 2009
My prayers and thoughts are with the Kennedy-Shriver family during this difficult time of grief. May you fine peace and comfort in all the wonderful memories she has left you.
August 12, 2009
Deepest condolences to the family of Eunice. She was a faithful and loving servant never to be forgotten. May she serve as a shining example of the love and good will she emulated all of her life. Blessings to the family.
August 12, 2009
Thank you for your life of service. You have changed the world!
August 12, 2009
May her humanitarian efforts be remembered always as we all strive to become like her in showing love and compassion to all people just as our exemplar Jesus Christ did. He showed no partiality and took action to attend to needs of those around him. - 1 Pe 2:21. My deepest sympathy to her family for their latest loss in the line of Kennedy tragedies. May the scripture at Isaiah 25:8 give you comfort in knowing that death will be swallowed up forever.
August 12, 2009
My prayers are with you in this time of sorrow and pain. Just know the legacy she left by creating the Special Olympics will live on with each smile that is on the faces of the participants of this great event. She was and always will be a Great Woman in American history.
August 12, 2009
May the survivors of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, find the strength to continue the fine works that her family legacy warrants.

God Speed
August 12, 2009
Dear Ms. Shriver,

I know that you have entered a place of peace and tranquility. You have earned it! Every time I look at my son, a child with special needs,I think of you and all the other people who have worked to make the world a better place for him. My son has always been treated with respect and kindness by everyone. That is your legacy! You have changed the hearts and minds of others and that is the greatest accomplishment that any human being can make to this troubled world.
August 12, 2009
My heartfelt sympathies to the Shriver and Kennedy families. I have an autistic son who looks forward to playing baseball and basketball with his friends in the Blue Ribbon League. It is because of people like you that my son is able play sports. Thanks for all your help.

Maureen Sokolov (Solon, Ohio
August 12, 2009
To the families of Eunice, may the wonderful memories of her continue to embrace your lives every time you think of the millions of people she touched with the love, time and effort she gave. Her smile is always a comfort, so look in the mirror and smile you will see her. She has given all of you such a gift of love that it shows in all of your faces. My prayers are with you at this difficult time. God bless you. She will be missed, but forever remembered.
August 12, 2009
EUNICE MAY THE LORD RECIEVE YOU WITH OPEN ARMS AND MAY YOU R.I.P. . AN ANGEL HAS LEFT US TO GO HOME WHERE SHE BELONGS.
August 12, 2009
Our country has lost a remarkable lady. My thoughts and prayers are with the Shriver/Kennedy family.
August 12, 2009
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
August 12, 2009
What a lady! My sympathies to the entire family. Mrs. Shiver was a gem and did so much good for so many. Her memory will live on forever. God Bless You All!
August 12, 2009
She was a great lady and inspired so many, disabled and able bodied people. She was a tremendous inspiration to me. I'm so sorry for her families loss. The world has lost a great leader.
August 12, 2009
The world and her family were truly blessed by this woman's presence and tireless work here on earth. Mrs. Kennedy Shriver was a remarkable woman who set an example of a life well lived. My deepest sympathy to the family and may you celebrate her remarkable life. She will live on in your heart forever!
August 12, 2009
Love and prayers to the Shriver family, and thank you for your faith-filled statement on Eunice's behalf. She served and glorified God with all she was given and has been called by Him into eternal life with the most Holy Trinity and His most precious gift that made our eternal salvation possible in Christ - Mary, Mother of God.
August 12, 2009
Thanks for all you did to make this old world a better place.
August 12, 2009
My heartfelt sympathy and prayers go to the family. May your faith in the love of God be with you and give you strength. Mrs. Shriver seemed like a wonderful woman. Surely, her faith, love and good works will be remembered by family and friends. May we all follow her example and learn to live with each other peacefully and respectfully. Que Diosito los bendigan.
August 12, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 12, 2009
Our prayes and thought are with the Shriver/Kennedy family. May they fine peace in this remarkable woman.
August 12, 2009
As a longtime admirer of your family's devotion to public service, I was saddened by your loss. I hope your faith and strong kinship bonds will mitigate your pain.
August 12, 2009
My condolences to the Shriver and Kennedy families. Anyone who has watched or coached students for the Special Olympics owes Mrs. Shriver a debt of gratitude for creating these events. The smiles of the athletes who compete is priceless. Thank you
Mary E. Stempel
August 12, 2009
As a mother to a Special Olympics Athletic my heart is sadden to hear of Mrs. Shriver's passing. She will live on in our hearts and memory. Thanks for sharing Mrs. Shriver with us.

Carolyn Calhoun {Dalton, GA}
August 12, 2009
May her memory be eternal.
August 12, 2009
My deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Her heart was as large as the world and as beautiful as the universe.
August 12, 2009
Please accept the prayers and condolences of our family to yours at the loss of Eunice. Her life touched so many and the courage to speak about what was unspeakable is the mark of a hero. God bless Eunice and her family who have always risen above their grief to console, care, and lift up all of us.
August 12, 2009
The World has lost the Angel of Hope of the Special Olympics. May God in his Mercy give us someone to help carry on. Thank You Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
August 12, 2009
My Family would like to express our sympathies to the family of Mrs. Eunice Kennedy Shriver. May God grant you the peace to know that she is now in his hands. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
August 12, 2009
God is waiting for you Eunice.you was a remarcable woman.God grant your family confort .R.I.P. Eunice.
August 12, 2009
Thanks you Mrs. Shriver for making the
world a better place.
August 12, 2009
I was heart broken to read of the passing of dear Eunice. My family sends our deepest condolences.
Please remember you gave Eunice your best -- your time and your love. These are the greatest gift to give another. You were a vital part of her daily activities and over the years you too have been enriched by her wisdom, her fine example, her dedication and her loyality. It is evident that she was very much loved and we are confident the feeling was mutual. She was an inspiration to all and had a very soft heart for helping others, regardless of circumstance. She had a passion to heal the hearts of others, to bring out the "best" in another. These were instilled in her soul by God. Eunice was valiant in her health struggles as well. Now she is rewarded with a deserving place in Heaven and has been lovingly greeted by other angels. Her wonderful spirit will continue to live on and this World has indeed been blessed because of her.
May your fond memories of times together, conversations and family pictures embrace you always. As you honour her, we shall keep you in our hearts and prayers. Please take care and God bless !
August 12, 2009
OUR SON JOSEPH OSCHE IS DOWN SYNDRONE WAS BORN 1970 . HE WAS INDUCTED INTO THE SPECIAL OLYMPIC HALL OF FAME IN PHILADELPHIA IN `1997,... WE REALLY KNOW WHAT EUNICE DID FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS. AND ARE FEELING VERY SAD ABOUT HER PASSING. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF THE FAMILY. LOVE PEARL OSCHE FAMILY ESPECIALLY JOSEPH,
August 12, 2009
Our famliy and organization will always remember Mrs. Shriver for her efforts in helping the disabled. Her fight for them will leave a legacy in the hearts and minds of every family, that has a disabled loved one. May God bless the Shriver, and Kennedy family. our prayers are with you. Autism Awareness Association Inc.
August 12, 2009
I have followed the Kennedy Clan for a while now.
Eunice Kennedy Shrive gave me a lot of inspiration. She taught me never to give up, even if things got tough. That it wasn't a bad thing if you failed as long as you tried.
She was a source of inspiration
to countless others. She helped people realize that there was no such thing as a disability.
She will be missed. May she
have the reward that she deserves.
August 12, 2009
I met Mrs. Shriver while interning at the JFK Center, and working for Mrs. Smith as an intern at Very Special Arts. Both women, sisters shared a special bond;. and closeness that only sisters share. Mrs. Smith, I am deeply sorry for the loss of your sister.
August 12, 2009
I would like to express my deepest condolences on the loss of Mrs. Shriver, her legacy will help the world for generations. To me, one of her greatest acheivements was giving the world Maria Shriver. Extraordinary women raise extraordinary daughters, and Maria Shriver is an inspiration to us all, displaying the same qualities of courage and facing issues head on as her mother did. I know she will carry the torch forward. Deepest sympathy to the family.
August 12, 2009
My deepest sympathy to your family. Eunice was tremendous inspiration to everyone.
August 12, 2009
A life very well lived. She did what we were all supposed to do, love one another. The Kennedys are an awesome group. May our Lord and Savior hold you forever in the palm of his hands. You will be greatly missed. You have made a difference.
August 12, 2009
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
August 12, 2009
Because Jesus cares we're comforted, Because he loves we're never alone. We the Pastor and the entire Rocky Mt. church family, we share your loss and send you our deepest sympathy and love.

Humbly yours
Pastor Derrick K. Nelson
August 12, 2009
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
August 12, 2009
What a dedicated lady of history we have lost. She leaves a dedicated family who will continue to do for their country as long as they survive. Thank you Mrs. Shriver , thank you..
August 12, 2009
Our heartfelt sympathies to the family of Eunice Kennedy Shriver. The world is a better place because of Eunice! Our thoughts and prayers are with you
God Bless
Irene and Anthony Lacina, Jr.
August 12, 2009
As she enters the Kingdom of God, a "Golden Crown" awaits her for the endless good work she had performed here on earth. May God grant your family comfort at this time.
August 12, 2009
Deepest sympathies to the family...Eunice Kennedy Shriver opened the door to regarding the disabled with love and respect. What greater thing could anyone have done with their lives?
August 12, 2009
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
August 12, 2009
Please accept my sincere condolences at your loss but, knowing what a wonderful woman of faith she was,you also know she is "Up There" dancing and singing with some of her "Best Buddies" With prayer, Barbara Dube
August 12, 2009
remembering Eunice and all the Shrivers and Kennedys in Ireland, where she has left an indelible impression. hope to be back on Monday
peace, fr gerry creedon
August 12, 2009
God knows how to take care of what belongs to Him.
August 12, 2009
ALWAYS REMEMBER, NEVER FORGOTTEN. MAY THIS FAMILY BE BLESSED WITH PEACE AND LOVING MEMORIES. EUNICE WAS AN AWESOME LADY AND VERY LOVING, I HOPE THAT THE ALMIGHTY GOD KEEPS HER RIGHT BY HIS SIDE.
August 12, 2009
Dear Kennedy Shriver Family:

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family. May Ms. Eunice's soul rest in peace. May you find solace to know that she is with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

To her brother, Senator Ted Kennedy, I know that her death is a deep sadness for you. Just know that weeping may endure in the night but joy comes in the morning. It may not be this morning or the next morning, but the morning when you can accept God's will.

To her children and grandchildren, your mother and grandmother was loved by the world. Continue her good deeds, let the world see the tenacity she exhibited in her life through you all. Go in peace to serve others as she did.

May her love for you all shower you with the goodness and kindness that will sustain you forever.

God continued blessing and peace for you all.

Albertine Baker
August 12, 2009
For years I admired Eunice Kennedy Shriver's work with people with disabilities. In 2004, I was blessed with a granddaughter with Down Syndrome. I know that her life will always be better because of the work and dedication of Mrs. Shriver. Thank you, Eunice, and to all your family. You will be missed but never forgotten.
August 12, 2009
Our deepest condolences to all the Shriver & Kennedy family . What an amazing woman Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time
August 12, 2009
What a wonderful lady. It is truly inspiring to see what the love of a sister brought to the world. May her legacy grow ever stronger. God bless her family and bring them comfort in thier time of sorrow
August 12, 2009
To the family of Eunice Kennedy Shriver,
Another great loss for the Kennedy family..what a wonderful woman she was...for all the work she did...please take comfort now she is with God and the rest of the family that went before her.......
August 12, 2009
I think she was the most wonderful person in the world she had a heart of pure Gold she was what God is all about loving and giving ! God Bless you and comfort her family in their time of grief . long may her legacy shine !
August 12, 2009
My daughter is a Special Olympian in Ohio and has had the opportunity to feel like a "normal" kid. She would not have this opportunity had it not been for the hard work and dedication of Mrs. Shriver. Those with mental and physical limitations have lost a true champion.
August 12, 2009
She was an icon. Hopefully others will have learned from her and her family on how to contribute back to society with a hands on approach. i recall seeing her and her husband at the university of notre dame graduation in 1988. her family should stay visible,both in politics and fighting for causes such as special olympics.
August 12, 2009
my heart and prayers go out to the shriver and kennedy families,may god be with you in your time of need.
August 12, 2009
I am a retired public school music teacher. I remember when our Special Education students and teachers began to participate in Special Olympics. It made such a joyful difference to them. In my own classroom, I have found that our Special Education students are some of the most loving, spirited members of our school. They are well accepted by the regular program students. Thank you Mrs. Eunice Kennedy Shriver for bringing them out of institutions into our school communities.
August 12, 2009
My deepest sympathies to the Shriver & Kennedy families. You have lost a wonderful jewel that can never be replace. God bless each of you in your hour of sorrow.
August 12, 2009
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. Mrs. Shriver will be missed, but the memories of her hard work for the disabled will live on in the huge smiles that come from adults and children like my own son who benefit from everything she did to help.

Everyone needs a special guardian angel like Mrs. Shriver to look over us.

Hugs -
August 12, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 12, 2009
My sincere condolences to the Shriver family. I have seen the results of her efforts on behalf of Special Olympians in Honduras where these special children are able to compete and achieve in areas that in previous generations would have been close to them.
May I suggest that Eunice Shriver be laid in state at the Capitol Rotonda? She was a trailblazer for special citizens and their families and has changed the way Americans regard those with disabilities.
August 12, 2009
So it’s come again – that moment when another of God’s treasured ones returns to her celestial home. I never knew Mrs. Shriver personally, but have known long and well that noble fight which she took up and carried on tirelessly for many years. I grieve today for a loss to this earth – that of a compassionate and caring woman who (when she might have done many other things) chose instead to seek out those who often were silent and ignored in society and give to them an outlet, a voice – her own voice. As God honored us with His gift of her long life, so should we honor her for the dedication she put into doing what is ultimately His work here on earth. May we be inspired to take up that torch and carry on with the same tenacity and dedication that Mrs. Shriver showed for so many years.

My Sincerest heartfelt condolences to both the Shriver and Kennedy families.
August 12, 2009
In my whole life you are and always will be one of my greatest heroes!
August 12, 2009
I never met Mrs. Shriver but I am very sorry to hear of her passing. May God bless all of you at this sad time in your lives.
August 12, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
August 12, 2009
I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Shriver, Maria, Arnold, and other Kennedy's at Sgt. Shriver's 80th Birthday Party. A few of my choir members from St. Augustine sang "Happy Birthday" to the Sgt. It rained very hard, and Mrs. Shriver had on boots to navigate through the tent.

May your family have fond memories of Mrs. Shriver. I am praying for your strength during this time of your loss.

Blessings, always
August 12, 2009
Our daughter JENNIFER was born in 1972 and within 2 years was diagnosed as being handicapped. She has been in Special Olympics for many years competing_snowshoeing,swimming,basketball etc She loves Special Olympics.
Thanks.
August 12, 2009
You go, girl!
August 12, 2009
To The Shriver Family:
May you find comfort in all the happy moments
you have shared and also all of Eunice Schriver's achievements.
May God Bless you All.

BARBARA ALLEN-EAST BRUNSWICK,NJ
August 12, 2009
The President's Sister Eunice has made her transition to eternal life.
August 12, 2009
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
August 12, 2009
TO THE ENTIRE KENNEDY-SHRIVER FAMILIES.
YOU ALL OVER THE YEARS HAVE SUFFERED MANY LOSSES AND THE WORLD WAS THERE THROUGH IT ALL.NOW WE ARE SADDEND TO KNOW THAT YOU HAVE LOST ANOTHER,EUNICE MAY SHE REST IN PEACE,SHE'LL FOREVER LIVE IN EVERYONES HEARTS,ESPECIALLY HER FAMILIES.A KIND SOUL WHO HELPED AND CARED FOR OTHERS ESPECIALLY CHILDREN.DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO ALL OF THE FAMILIES OF THE KENNEDY AND SHRIVERS.
August 11, 2009
She will be fondly remembered for her contributions to humanity and her charitable work. Also as one of the remaining members of the Kennedy Family. I was high school when we lost the President. And this country loved him and the Kennedys. Then we lost his brother, Bobby. Now we we lose another Kennedy. My prayers are with the family of this truly great woman. Most especially her sister and Senator Ted Kennedy. Trully great Americans and great human beings. God be with you during this time. She is now among the angels.
August 11, 2009
To a wonderful woman and a great humanitarian. May you rest in the arms of the angels as God watches over you.

To the Kennedy family and Friends, my deepest condolences for your loss.

Respectfully,
Alicia Douffet
August 11, 2009
God Bless you light of heaven!
August 11, 2009
I am just an ordinary American. No money, no fame. But, I greatly appreciate the change Ms. Shriver was able to make to better our country during her lifetime. I am sure she will be looking down and smiling. To the family, I am sorry for your loss, but remember, with all we gained from her presence and persistence, she will always be near you thru all the wonderful things she accomplished while she was here. May God Bless You All!
August 11, 2009
Rest in peace, Dear Lady.

J Lechman, Denver, CO
August 11, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
August 11, 2009
Our prayers and deepest sympathy to all of the family in the loss of Eunice.
May the wonderful memories you have sustain you in the time of grief.
John and Deborah Roelandts
Oconomowoc Wisconsin
August 11, 2009
your family saved america i will always love you and an the kennedy family emanuel & lula ann smith station.
August 11, 2009
What an example Mrs. Shriver has been for all of us in her drive to help those less fortunate. Many thanks to her family for sharing her with us. My sincere sympathies to her whole family.
Patricia Karner
August 11, 2009
Eunice Kennedy Shriver was a great person & will greatly missed . Iwas in the 1975 special olympic.s I'M very greatful to her for what she started in the special olmpics it changed my life. Rest in peace
August 11, 2009
The road has risen to meet her, the wind is now always at her back and, I have no doubt that God is, and always will, hold Eunice in the palm of his hand. My sympathy and prayers to her family as they mourn her passing.
August 11, 2009
A saint has gone to heaven.
August 11, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
August 11, 2009
You were an inspiration to me. I've dedicated the second half of my life to helping others. You are missed but will never be forgotten. Blessing to you and your family.
August 11, 2009
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2009
http://www.ruthann1.com
August 11, 2009
You are and will always be an inspiration for all of us in this world. May we never forget those with special needs May you now rest in peace.
August 11, 2009
With deepest sympathy to the KENNEDY AND SHIVER family .
August 11, 2009
To the family of Eunice Kennedy: May the power and strength of a loving God surround every member of your family at this difficult time of loss. Let the great memories of her stay with you always. She was a loved lady and had so much grace.Peace be with you always!
August 11, 2009
Thanks so very much to the Kennedy and Shriver families for sharing your wonderful wife, mother, sister, grandmother and aunt with the entire world. I am Maria's age and though I never met this phenominal woman of the world I have felt my entire life that I have known this wonderful family and our very own "royalty". This great family has taught our country so much in the face of great tragedy in the public spotlight and always maintained their dignity in the face of whatever trials and tribulations bestowed upon them. I can not think of any family in America whom I have admired and been a fan of, all of my life. As a young African-American girl growing up in Atlanta in the sixties, I had to do a book report on our late president, at which point, encyclopedias became my best friend, in that I could never absorb enough information about this family. I became so totally "hooked" on all things "Kenndey", I collected everthing and every book with Kenndey written on it and I am so grateful that I did. I listened to our wonderful historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and Mike Barnacle tell some wonderful stories about Mrs. Shriver and the rest of the family whom I could never show my deep appreciation for their sense of "giving Back." I will forever collect any book referrencing the name "Kennedy". Thanks Eunice for a job well done. You truly were a good and faithful servant. Connie Oglesby , Las Vegas and Atlanta
August 11, 2009
We have lost a very generous Lady.The teaching that she gave to her kids and family will never be forgotten.They speak her words always and she put them on the right path and told them ---it is up to you how to make it a path of joy.She will be missed
August 11, 2009
What an amazing woman. There are not enough words to explain how important her choices in life where. Her love and compassion , dedication in founding the Special Olympics. My first experience with the Special Olympics was in High School where i was a coach for my first two partipants and today is still one of my favorite memories today. It was so profound on me that my younger sister did the program in college.I only found out after she surprised me by showing up during one of her school breaks in t-shirt only given to coaches. Which in turn help turn my sister to become a Pedi ICU RN.
My Prayers and thoughts are with the entire Shriver and Kennedy family.
August 11, 2009
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
August 11, 2009
To the Shriver and Kennedy Family, Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of this wonderful woman. She was an Icon of Compassion for many people, and a role model for women in many ways. God bless your families - James and Marilyn Zeller Mesa, Az
August 11, 2009
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
August 11, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 11, 2009
To the Shriver/Kennedy Families:
God bless you and keep you. This was an exceptional woman and all of us are better human beings because God allowed her to pass this way. I celebrate her life and legacy with you. You are in my prayers.
Reverend Edith M. Shokes
Atlanta, Georgia
August 11, 2009
Thank you for giving my daughter who celebrates life with Down Syndrome the opportunity to participate in the Maryland Special Olympics. She may have never had an opportunity to compete and be successful if the SP Olympics were never founded. Thanks for letting her have a cheering section!!!
August 11, 2009
Blessed are the Peace Makers for they shall be called the Children of God.

Matthew 5:9


You blessed the world with your message of love and peace. Thank you for all your kind service and selfless devotion to God and humanity.
August 11, 2009
Mrs. Shriver never seemed to need to be in the spotlight. Her work with the disabled, helping people understand that every person has a gift, every person has a talent, encouraged me to become a teacher who treasures the time I spend with my Special Education students and not see them as lacking in any area, academic or physical. I am amazed, surprised, and so deeply proud of the achievements my kids make every single day. Thank you Mrs. Shriver, and God Bless.
August 11, 2009
Thank you for teaching so many of us that life is not about what we get, but what we give.
August 11, 2009
I WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND MY HEARTFELT SYMPATHY TO THE ENTIRE KENNEDY AND SHRIVER FAMILY.AS A SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER WORKING WITH CHILDREN OF SPECIAL NEEEDS.I WANT TO THANK EUNICE KENNEDY FOR CREATING THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS.BECAUSE OF MRS. SHRIVER LOVE AND CARE FOR THIS POPULATION OF KIDS .STUDENTS FROM EVERY STATE IN THIS COUNTRY WAS ABLE TO COMPETE AND REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.
August 11, 2009
Before I went to bed tonight, I had to write something to Mrs. Shriver's family. She was a lovely woman who did a lot for public service and people with disabilities. This world needs more people like her. She is/was a rolemodel for all people, especially today's youth. We love you in Massachusetts. God Bless!
August 11, 2009
The world is a better place because of the leadership and vision of Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

Our sincere sympathy is extended to the Kennedy/Shriver family. Pain eventually subsides, but no one can ever take away the fond memories we will all have of this great lady.
August 11, 2009
Our deepest sympathies to the Kennedy and Shriver families. We have much admiration for how Eunice carried the torch. May she be welcomed by those who have gone before her.
August 11, 2009
I send my condolences to a truly remarkable family. At a difficult time such as this, once again,the Kennedys'remind us all of the value of a life well lived. May you all celebrate the extraordinary talent she brought to this country.
August 11, 2009
We will never see another like Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Even though born to great privilege, she never ceased to help her fellow man. In our world today, where there is so little civility, she will be greatly missed. I admired and respected the Kennedy family and send my condolences to all of the family most especially Ted Kennedy and his sister Jean. God Bless and keep you.
August 11, 2009
May the Lord Bless and Keep you
May the Lord make his FACE to shine on you
And be gracious unto you...and give you eternal peace.

For each Kennedy member, My prayers are with you....Maria, Mark ,Robert...and all of you. D'Anne Beall
August 11, 2009
What a remarkable and special person. People like her are here only once in a lifetime. God bless the Kennedy and Shriver families. Mrs.Eunice Kennedy Shriver will never be forgotten.
August 11, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with the Kennedy-Shriver families. Thank you for sharing this wonderful woman with the world.
August 11, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kennedy and Shriver families, we are saddened by the loss of Eunice and are so grateful for all the good she has done for the Special Olympics. She was a very special woman and the angels are watching over her. Rest in peace.
August 11, 2009
I wanted to express my sorrow about the passing of Eunice Kennedy
Shriver.
The world has indeed lost a great champion who cared so much for and about others!
May all surviving family members be proud of this good woman and have fond memories of their life and times together.

God bless and keep you all. You have my prayers and are in my thoughts.
August 11, 2009
We have lost a great woman. Her legacy lives on and forever will.
August 11, 2009
To the family of Eunice Kennendy,
I met Mrs.Shriver-Kennedy,in the early 70's. I am a member of the Special Olympics and went to Paris. She will remembered by many.
God Bless her soul.
August 11, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 11, 2009
I had the honor to meet Mrs. Shriver and her husband and assisting them in their air travel logistics. They were kind and gracious - inviting me to their home and out to lunch and bringing me the loveliest flowers I have ever received. I treasure the book she gave me, "What's Wrong with Timmy," written by her daughter Maria and enscribed to me:

"To Betsey:
Thank you for all your arrangements you so expertly created on our departure from Portugal. I loved Portugal and you were so helpful.
Best Wishes,
Eunice Kennedy Shriver(Maria's Mother)"

What a lovely memory I have of an amazing woman. And she, and her husband, were a delight to work with. I was so lucky to have met them.

My condolences to her loving family, her many friends and all of the Special Olympians whose lives she truly changed. Mrs. Shriver showed that each of us can really change our world, one good deed at a time.
August 11, 2009
Eunice Kennedy Shriver was a wonderful woman of influence who made a world of difference to so many as she championed a worthy cause. May the power and strength of a loving God surround every member of her family at this difficult time of loss. The Angels of heaven are singing sweetly tonight as she is being welcomed to an eternal rest from her good works. Peace be with you.
Tony Smith
Atlanta, GA
August 11, 2009
Awesome lady. Rest in Peace
August 11, 2009
We embrace Eunice's family tenderly with our thoughts and prayers. Even through your sorrow remember the eternal glory that has been given to your beloved Eunice. She has earned her place in heaven. May the Lord comfort you.
August 11, 2009
Dear Shriver and Kennedy families,
PHENOMENAL lady! Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s work will be touched by generations to come. Her devotion and vision have been sources of inspiration for us. She left this world a more compassionate and loving place. All of you are in my prayers and thoughts during your time of bereavement and may God keep you in His loving embrace.
August 11, 2009
I would so like to recognize Mrs. Shriver for her amazing gifts and her unlimited desire to help those in need. She had an amazingly generous heart and she shared that with friends, family and those in need. I so admire how she taught her children to always care and serve others. She brought so much to our lives and she will be greatly missed!

Thank you for the great example that was set for us all!

Sincerely,
Joy H. Hardin
August 11, 2009
A great lady -- born too early. What a difference she would have made in our country if she had the resources her father had poured into the campaigns of his sons.
August 11, 2009
As they say ,God calls the best at a time we least expect .my dad shared that dream as he was on Soldiers Field the day it started handing out awards on the stand representing the Alhambra order with his White FEZ .on the feast of St Clare she say's ---Welcome Home Eunice--- God loves you
August 11, 2009
DEEPEST SYMPATHY& CONDOLENCES TO THE SHRIVER-KENNEDY FAMILIES. EUNICE AND YOUR FAMILIES ARE IN EVEYONES THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.IT WAS A HUGE SHOCK TO HEAR THAT THE WORLD HAS LOST ANOTHER KENNEDY,
RIP EUNICE.. YOUR BE SADLY MISSED.
August 11, 2009
Dear Kennedy and Shriver Family,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Eunice was a caring person who cared about the less fortunate. Her work will be carried on by those whose lives she has touched and by you, her family.
With deepest sympathy to your family, Your friend,
Andrew Farley
August 11, 2009
DEEPEST SYMPATHY& CONDOLENCES TO THE SHRIVER-KENNEDY FAMILIES. EUNICE AND YOUR FAMILIES ARE IN EVEYONES THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.IT WAS A HUGE SHOCK TO HEAR THAT THE WORLD HAS LOST ANOTHER KENNEDY,
RIP EUNICE.. YOUR BE SADLY MISSED.
August 11, 2009
My deepest sympathy to the Shriver and Kennedy families. Eunice was a "Special Olympian" in her own rite. Our Lord has surely humbled Himself because of her creation and accomplishments. May He allow her to now orchestrate from His world and continue those good works and passionate ways that have made this world a better place.
August 11, 2009
"Well done, thou good and faithful servant. ... Enter now into the joy of thy rest" Matthew 25 Ms. Shriver was a virtuous soul whose love and faith in action was an example to the world. My sympathy to he family. We all share in your loss.
August 11, 2009
Our deepest sympathy to the entire Kennedy Family on the loss of a wonderful Lady (your loved one)may God grant you comfort in this time of bereavement
August 11, 2009
"Well done, thou good and faithful servant. ... Enter now into the joy of thy rest" Matthew 25 Ms. Shriver was a virtuous soul whose love and faith in action was an example to the world. My sympathy to the family. We all share in your loss.
August 11, 2009
Jim and Annie Harrison send their condolences to the family.
August 11, 2009
August 11, 2009
i pray your family be bless from the burkes family of houston tx
August 11, 2009
Never before, and never again will I get the opportunity to meet and get to know the life and times of people like the Kennedys. Each unique in their own way. They are truly a force to be recogned with. The Kennedy-Shriver family have our deepest sympathy. May your fond memories of the good times you spent with each other give you comfort in this time of sorry.
August 11, 2009
I grew up with the Kennedy Family. I went to see Jack Kennedy when he was running for president. It was my biggest thrill ever!! I'm so sorry for the family and close friends of the Kennedy's. Another legacy has left us.
August 11, 2009
Eunice Kennedy Shriver was a great helper to all of mental retarted people. I am a great help for the Kennedy family. I am a Jewish reformer but I am good friend of Roman Cathilics. I am also a deaf and cerebral palsy man.
Michal Owen ,Gleencoe,Il 6022
August 11, 2009
I wish I could express into words how grateful I am that you were born into this world. The words "thank you" is not enough for all that you have done for my family and many more. My brother, Jimmy lived with Down's Syndrome for 32 years. He passed away 6 years ago with end stage cardiac disease. Because of you he lived a fulfilled life and loved every minute of it. Not only did you introduce the Special Olympics and Kennedy-Donovan Center to us, you introduced the world to Jimmy. There was a time I brought him to the beach and people were afraid of him. But that changed and it was because of you. Years later driving down the street, people would beep the horn yelling, "Hi Jimmy. You look great." We couldn't walk into a store without someone shaking Jimmy's hand or giving him a hug. Not only did you introduce handicap to the world, you introduced the world to handicap people. You were a living angel but now you are being welcome to a world that couldn't wait any longer for you. You touched so many hearts. The world is a better place because of you!
August 11, 2009
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2009
http://www.ruthann1.com
August 11, 2009
What a remarkable human being. She made the world a better place and left her mark on so many. She is a monumental example of how we are meant to reach out and touch others. May she enjoy an eternal place in Heaven.
August 11, 2009
Thank you for giving my family Special Olympics. May God be with your family. I hope and pray that the love that special needs children and adults have given you will bring a smile because each time you see that Special Olympic symbol, you'll see Mrs. Shriver.
August 11, 2009
What a fascinating woman. Eunice captured the very essence of class and power that was the Kennedy's. She used her presence and her family name to the fullest and created a world where people with handicaps and disabilites can excel and enjoy all the luxuries that we enjoy and take for granted daily.
I will never forget my first experience with the special olympics. What a life changing event. Not much has surpassed that experience.

Thank you Eunice for all of your labor and dedication to the service of others. You will be missed, and heaven has another Kennedy angel coming home!
August 11, 2009
Wouldn't it be wonderful if every American volunteered at least one day in memory of Mrs. Shriver. May she rest in peace.
August 11, 2009
Our deepest sympathy and prayers to you on your loss. Special Olympics holds a special place in my heart as I have a nephew who has Downs Syndrome. He has benefited greatly and loved being involved in many of the programs, including Best Buddies. What an amazing life Eunice has led and the number of lives she has touched! May God keep you all in His care and reward Eunice for her good works in this life.
August 11, 2009

I want to send the Kennedy family my sympathy in their grief. I hope the memories of such a generous life will be some comfort at this difficult time.
May God bless you all!
August 11, 2009
God Bless Eunice Kennedy Shriver and all the good you did in this world.
You were a wonderful and classy lady. You will be missed. Our prayers are with the Kennedy's and Shriver family.
August 11, 2009
Our deepest condolcences to you & your families. Peace be with you.
August 11, 2009
She had it all, a proud mom. a loving marriage, a beautiful family, a long,fulfilling and rich life, tragedies that no one family should have to endure and she had her faith. And now she has gone to her final reward. I hope all the wonderful memories will overshadow the pain of your loss
August 11, 2009
What a wonderful gift this lady was to the world. She opened up our eyes for those who were thought of as mentally disabled. With all of her hard work she has allowed them to shine. What a wonderful gift she gave the world. May god be with her family at this time.
August 11, 2009
God Bless this family. Our prayers are with the family.
August 11, 2009
Thank you Eunice Kennedy Shriver, good and faithful servant, for your active life. Even though you've gone on to glory, your influence will effect my life forever. I have a disability, and because of the ADA's guidelines, etc. I went to college and earned an AA in Paralegal Studies. Thank you again for your influence in my life.
August 11, 2009
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
August 11, 2009
I would like to extend my heartfelt sympathy to the entire Kennedy and Shriver family after the loss of Eunice Kennedy Shriver. She was an incredible woman who truly believed in the importance of service to others. By creating the Special Olympics in the 1960’s she gave countless people with challenges the opportunity to reach their full potential.
It also is a shining example to others that people with disabilities are people with talents and gifts who are able to contribute. Without her leadership and open mindedness, I would not be operating a mail order business for the tenth year. Even though I never had the pleasure of meeting her, I owe her a great deal of appreciation and admiration.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
August 11, 2009
You are with your God. He will reward you for all your work for those more in need of attention. May you rest in peace.

John Burns
Somerset, Ma
August 11, 2009
What a hero you are and will always be.....god bless!
August 11, 2009
We're so sorry for your lost. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
August 11, 2009
My deepest condolences to the family of Mrs. Shriver, a tremendously powerful spirit who created a global revolution in society's inclusion of people with mental disabilities. During my short time at SOI, I was always inspired by Mrs. Shriver's boundless drive and vision. She truly changed the world for the better, and I remain grateful to have learned from the Special Olympics community.
August 11, 2009
It seemed Mrs. Shriver lived a life of vigor and purpose enough for several people - as if she was making up for the lives that Rosemary, Joe, Jr., Kathleen, the President, and Robert, never got to live. Words of gratitude for all she did have not been invented. I send my deepest condolences to the entire Kennedy and Shriver families along with my greatest respect and get well wishes for dear Senator Kennedy. May Mrs. Shriver rest in peace.
August 11, 2009
My condolences to all of you in the death of a GREAT woman. Without her, my niece and cousin would not have known the Special Olympics and the change that this program made in their lives. May God bless all of you and may your memories of Eunice help you to cary on in the days ahead.
August 11, 2009
To the Shriver and Kennedy families: I have admired your family for their strength in adversity and tragedy. The legacy of Mrs. Shriver in bringing those born with mental disabilities out of institutions and into the world is one of the greatest things. She will be remembered for her giving nature. All of you are in my prayers and thoughts during your time of sorrow. May God keep you in His loving embrace.
August 11, 2009
We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the Shriver-Kennedy families. May you find the good hand of God about you during this difficult time.
Rogers Family, Memphis, Tennessee
August 11, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 11, 2009
To the Family of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, May God guide in your time of need...I'm so sorry for your loss..You all will be in my prayers...
August 11, 2009
THE HUMAN SPIRIT IS AN AMAZING THING,
SIMILAR TO DAFODILLS THAT BLOSSOM IN THE SPRING.
HOW CAN IT BE THAT FROM THE EARTH..SO COLD..
THAT GOD SENDS UP THOSE BLOSSOMS IN BLAZING SHADES IF GOLD?

Rest in peace and know that you are loved!!!
August 11, 2009
She was a legacy in her own time. Thank you for all your efforts on behalf of those who cannot speak. My condolences to the family. May she rest in peace.
August 11, 2009
In a family of GREATS, perhaps the greatest is now gone. Mrs. Shriver has gained the glory of everlasting life. She deserves eternal peace for all the monumental change she brought about. We here on earth should be ever so pleased that one day she did walk among us. May her family be comforted by the memory of her greatness and the knowledge of her reward in heaven.
Ronald V. McGuckin, Esq.
August 11, 2009
rest in piece eunice you will be missed
August 11, 2009
My sympathy at this difficult time. The Kennedy's and the Shriver's will be in my prayers
August 11, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 11, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 11, 2009
my prayers are with the family and friends at this time. May God bless you. The Special Olympics are very important to a great number of people all over the world. Mrs. Shriver has bought more smiles and joy to others that we may realize at this time of sorrow. May God Bless You.
August 11, 2009
Having a sister-in-law with special needs I know how proud she was to be in the Special Olympics!!Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families!
August 11, 2009
Thank you for making such a wonderful difference in the lives of so many. Because of your efforts, the developmentally disabled can celebrate their skills with dignity.
August 11, 2009
My condolences to the Kennedy family. Eunice reminds me what an individual can do and she will be missed.
August 11, 2009
This moment-as it has been all day-I sit and ponder the incredible life of Mrs. Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Tears have rolled down my face countless times-as Earth has indeed lost an angel of love, compassion, energy and conviction. I am certain the angels in Heaven greeted her with open arms. To all of the Kennedys-I am deeply saddened and will pray for you during this most difficult time.
August 11, 2009
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY,MAY THE ANGELS LIFT HER UP AND LET HER IN HAVEN GATES SO SHE CAN LOOK DOWN UP ON HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS.THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU HAVE DONE FOR EVERYONE MRS.EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER GOD BLESS
August 11, 2009
May God hold you in His warm embrace while angles sing you Home.
August 11, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. May God watch over you and protect you. God Bless
August 11, 2009
MAY GOD BLESS THE KENNEDYS AND THE SHRIVER FAMILY MAY THE LORD GIVE YOU ALL PEACE.
August 11, 2009
I send my deepest condolences to the family of Mrs. Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Mrs. Shriver was a woman of tremendous strength and compassion. While I am only sixteen, I know her work well and thank her for inspiring generations of young people to make a difference in our world.
-Nicholas J. D'Angelo
August 11, 2009
Thank you Mrs.Shriver for all you have done for the special olympics and the work you did earlier in your career to help troubled youths. Rest in peace and may god bless you and your family.
August 11, 2009
To the Kennedy and Shriver family; My heart goess out to all of you. I had a niece that was retarted, doctors said she would have a short life, She proved them differently. My niece passed away at the age of 48 1/09.We loved her very much. Even though she was not part of the special olympics, she worked and earned a salary. As you can see I believe anyone can make a difference, as EUNICE SHRIVER DID. My prayers are with the families, and I am sure that this ANGEL on earth is with God and received at the Golden Gates with a big welcomed smile.God said to her THANK YOU for all that you have done. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.
August 11, 2009
TO, THE SHRIVER,KENNEDY FAMILY SORRY,TO HEAR, THAT EUNICE HAS PASS AWAY , MAY GOD KEEP U ALL IN GOOD HEALTH. I HAVE ALWAYS LIKE THE KENNEDY FAMILY god bless U all
August 11, 2009
Here's to you Eunice. Sleep well.
August 11, 2009
Just want to extend sympathy at this time....may happy memories sustain you in the future. D.P.Binder
August 11, 2009
God Bless the Kennedy family during this time of sadness and memories. I've been amazed at the good things Eunice Shriver accomplished with her family and her good works with the intellectually challenged. I was inspired to become involved with special education when in college. I am still involved, and admire those who remain interested in this very special segment of our society. Thanks for everything. God Bless You in HIS hands and in eternity. You will live on through the good you have accomplished. Rest in Peace, Mrs. Shriver.
August 11, 2009
We're so sorry this wonderful woman has left our world. But her work here was done. She has been welcomed by those who passed before her.I bet that was one happy reunion.
August 11, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 11, 2009
What a loss the world has suffered with the death of Eunice Kennedy Shriver. I have two granddaughters with special needs, one with Down Syndrome and one with Autism. Thank you Mrs. Shriver for the Special Olympics and all the joy and pride it brings. The Kennedy/Shriver family must feel so proud of all the contributions made by Mrs. Shriver and the whole Kennedy family.

God bless you all!
August 11, 2009
My condolances to all the family. It is so hard to lose a loved one. God has a special plan for each one of us and it was now time for your loved one to rest from her labors. She was a blessing to so many. Prayers and love to all.
August 11, 2009
Thank you to this wonderful woman. I can still remember that first Summer day in the 1960s when my mentally disabled sister participated in her first Special Olympics. Her beeming smile with the pride of winning her first medal still brings tears to my eyes.
August 11, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
August 11, 2009
I never knew about Ms. Shriver, but I do know of the Special Olympics. I am glad that she recognized those with permanent physical disabilities.
August 11, 2009
This was a women ahead of her time. Mrs. Shriver was a well educated and giving person. She said her mind and worked to make something happen in her lifetime!
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, was one of the best of her generation . She worked so hard to give back and she shall always be remember for that.
You left wonderful memories for your children to be proud of, may they stand as tall as you Eunice ,always.
Her spirit will always live on in them and her grandchildren.
Thank you for your life of giving back..
In love and friendship,
August 11, 2009
One life should not be measured by how much money they have but by the good they did while they were here, God will now reward you for all yur good deeds
August 11, 2009
You were a sister, a daughter a mother and a wife. Above all you were a life saver to the thousands and thousands of special needs people around the world. You were their mother too. I know you are sitting with John, and Bobby, your sisters and your parents right now getting aqquainted once again. You were loved Eunice Shriver and you will never be forgotten. Thank you for caring for the less fortunate in this world. May you rest in peace. My prayers are with your family.
August 11, 2009
God Bless Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver. Bless her children and grandchildren and husband. We will never forget your life and the example you gave us all to follow. Your life was a prayer.
August 11, 2009
Thank you for all your wonderful works for the mentally challenged. I work at Opportunity Enterprises, in Valparaiso, Indiana and know first hand how important the Special Olympics are to the comsumers. God Bless you and your loving family.
August 11, 2009
she was a great lady. i grew up during the kennedy years (56 yrs old) and was also raised catholic. she will surely be missed by my generation and of course by me. she did an awful lot for the disabiled people, both physically and mentally. hope her work keeps on for many more generations. i loved her for her work. loved her so much. and my condolences to the kennedy's and shriver's families.
August 11, 2009
Crossing the Bar

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.

By Alfred, Lord Tennyson
The Poetry Foundation
August 11, 2009
The holy writings speak of wonderful times ahead when death will be no more and these are promises that are going to come true. Remember Christ died so that we may live and his death wasn't in vain so look forward to that time and rejoice.
August 11, 2009
May Gods grace be with you always! You were such a Doll; God blee you!
August 11, 2009
I extend my prayers and sympathy to the Shriver and Kennedy families. Mrs.
Shriver's memory will always hold a special place in my heart for her Special Olympics contribution to the world. My son participated in the Special Olympics. This opportunity made a difference in his life. Peace and blessing be with you.
August 11, 2009
The world has lost a GREAT LADY!I met Mrs.Shriver in Sacramento,back in the late 60's.Mrs.Ted Kennedy was with her at a Young Women's Democratic luncheon.I had a younger sister who participated in the Special Olympic's. May God bless Mrs. Shriver's family.
August 11, 2009
Eunice Kennedy Shriver was a grand lady who cared for her fellow human beings.Her record over the years speaks for its self.Rest in peace and May God be with you and yours always.
August 11, 2009
The Kennedy and Shriver families can be proud to know that their mother, sister, aunt, was loved and admired throughout the world by millions of people. She will be missed but not forgotten.
August 11, 2009
Thank you Kennedy-Shriver family, for sharing Mrs. Shriver with the rest of the world. It was your personal sacrifices of sharing her with us that allowed the Special Olympics to enrich the lives of so many developmentally challenged individuals and their families. Be encouraged and comforted in God's promise that you will be reunited with her. The angels in heaven truly must be rejoicing to have her back home.
August 11, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 11, 2009
I met Mrs. Shriver once and she was such a gracious lady. A true inspiration, showing us all what one person can do to make a difference in the world. May her family take comfort in knowing that her legacy will not pass away.
August 11, 2009
May God bless you and your family Maria and may your mother Eunice rest in peace
August 11, 2009
WHAT A WONDERFUL LADY AND WHAT A WONDERFUL FAMILY!I SO ADMIRE MRS.KENNEDY SHRIVER,SHE DID NOT WASTE A SECOND OF HER LIFE.SHE GAVE HER ALL TO HELP THOSE WHO WERE BORN WITH NO HOPE.SHE ALWAYS LOOKED FOR THE SOLUTION TO PROBLEMS.WE ARE LUCKY TO HAVE HAD SUCH A PERSON AND SUCH A FAMILY IN OUR LIVES.
August 11, 2009
The Kennedy family is a God send into this world. My heart goes out for the family members during this time of grief. As Ted Kennedy stated at his Mom's funeral. Mrs. Shriver is at the family table now and awaiting the time for any Kennedy family member to arrive.
May God Bless You All
August 11, 2009
All Special Olympians should be called Shriverites. Prayers are with the Kennedys and Shrivers.
August 11, 2009
Dear Eunice,
You'll be Dearly missed, you're wonderful Lady.
God Bless you.
Ziggy
August 11, 2009
My prayers and heartfelt condolences to the Kennedy/Shriver family. We have lost a great contributor who gave her love, compassion, and mercy to our children. She will be missed by the world. A mournful admirer of her works;
Tony Baptista (formerly of Falmouth)
August 11, 2009
'TO THE EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER FAMILY" I AM SO SORRY FOR THE LOST OF YOUR MOM SHE WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON AND TOUCHED SO MANY LIVES. SHE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. AND I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SAY I AM SORRY TO TED KENNEDY FOR THE LOST OF HIS SISTER. MAY SHE REST IN PEACE AND GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU. PATTY MANGONE EAST BOSTON, MASSACHUETTS.
August 11, 2009
There are no words to express the value of the vision of Mrs. Shriver and the work that she did for those who have been dealt a difficult hand. She is to be held up as an example of the truest meaning of humanitarian.
August 11, 2009
My thoughts and condolences are with the Shriver/Kennedy family at this time and always. She will be forever remembered as a martyr and activist for those who had special needs. A true and real human being! She will be missed by many including myself, a Cape Cod native.
August 11, 2009
Eunice Shriver Kennedy made the world better for millions of individuals with mental disabilities. She was a good woman who made a difference in the world. Rest in peace Mrs. Shriver.
August 11, 2009
The world is that much richer for the legacy that Eunice Kennedy Shriver left on this earth. As a mother of a young adult who has participated in Special Olympics since he was a little boy, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being the example in how we should all view our world inclusively. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of sorrow.
August 11, 2009
I am deeply sorry for your loss. Please take comfort in knowing that your Mother truly did change the lives of many, especially those who are challenged. As the Mother of a special child, I have personally seen the results of your Mother's labor of love. Her tireless work for those with special needs will live on. Cherish the memories. May she rest in peace.
August 11, 2009
Although if we look hard enough, we can find faults in everyone, I doubt we'll find any with Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Here was a child of G-d who could have lived a life of leisure but chose instead to have a positive impact on the entire world. It is often a cliche to say when someone passes that the World is diminished by their passing but it was never truer than with the loss of Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

May you forever have peace and may your legacy live forever in the hearts of millions around this world.
August 11, 2009
THANK YOU MRS.SHRIVER FOR DOING GREAT THINGS FOR THE SPECIAL CHILDREN MAY GOD BLESS THE SHRIVER FAMILY SHE WILL BE MISSED BUT SHES IN A GOOD PLACE THANK YOU
August 11, 2009
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2009
http://www.ruthann1.com
August 11, 2009
A truly remarkable lady!! The world needs more like her
August 11, 2009
We are sadden to learn of the death of Mrs. Shriver. If there was ever a person that lived the life of loving her fellowman, it was Mrs. Shriver. She has been such an inspiration over the years for good in this world. We are praying for her family during this time of sorrow.
August 11, 2009
THANK YOU
August 11, 2009
Truly she has fought the good fight, finished the race and kept the faith.
May Almighty God welcome Eunice into his Heavenly Kingdom.
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of Ms Shriver. Our prayers are with you.
August 11, 2009
One more Kennedy Angel in heaven. I have grieved with your family for so many years.
You need only to look into the eyes of a child with Down's Syndrome, etc. and to watch their infectious smiles to see the face of Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
These children have more love in their hearts and they know how to share it. Thank you, Mrs. Shriver for all the love you have given these children over the years. They loved you right back! To the family, take comfort in your faith as you have so many times before.
Please accept my condolances along with the following scripture:

We do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, about those who have fallen asleep, so that you may not grieve like the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose, so too will God, through
Jesus, bring with him those who have fallen asleep. Indeed, we tell you this, on the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will surely not precede those who have fallen asleep. "For the Lord himself, with a word of command, with the voice of an Archangel and with the trumpet of God, will come down from heaven and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then, we who are alive, who are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.
Thus, we shall always be with the Lord.
Therefore, console one another with these words.
1st Thessalonians 4:13-18.

Judith A.
August 11, 2009
Dear Robert, Maria, Timothy, Mark and Anthony:

I was saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved mother, Eunice. I know that you are feeling a great deal of emptiness at this time.....I lost my mother several years ago from a sudden heart attack.....it's sad when the person who brought you into this world is no longer physically part of it.....however, she will always be part of you. Rest assured she is in heaven with her parents and siblings and is surrounded by love. I have long been a contributor to Special Olympics and received a mailing from them today....I want you to know that I will contribute again in honor of your mother's memory. My heart goes out to all the members of the Shriver/Kennedy extended family at this very sad time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

With sincerest sympathies
August 11, 2009
all the Shiver and Kennedy families will be
in my prayers. we will grieve with you.
your family has done so much and given so much to us, we are very thankful to you all.
August 11, 2009
It is with great sadness that I write this to a family that has made so many things possible in this country. To Maria and all her Family, I wish you strength at this difficult time as many in our age and stage in life must face the reality of ill parents and its possible consequences...May God be with you all and guide you with all His strength.

Cheryl L.Owens, Memphis,Tennessee
August 11, 2009
A life well lived. God bless you all in this time of sadness and grief.
August 11, 2009
TO THE FAMILY OF EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER
Keep a Positive Attitude during this time of Bereavement.
According to Ecclesiastes 5:1 Keep your foot (give your mind to what you are doing) when you go to the house of God.
GOD BLESS YOU,
MORNING STAR BAPTIST CHURCH FAMILY
MATTAPAN, MA
REV. DR. JOHN M. BORDERS, III, PASTOR
August 11, 2009
She was one amazing women... Who gave to everyone with that smile. Maria I know what its like to lose my best friend. She never judge you by your looks or how much money. She just gave .. God bless to you an your family. The world just lost an amazing ANGEL................
August 11, 2009
Dear Shriver and Kennedy families,

Mrs. Shriver was a wonderful friend to those with disabilities in Wisconsin and to those involved in the St.Coletta organization. My sympathies to all of you. Thank You all for sharing her with the world.

Anne in Wisconsin
August 11, 2009
Eunice Kennedy Shriver was the beacon in the fog.We can follow her example, to have true charity for others.
August 11, 2009
TO THE KENNEDY - SHIVER FAMILY:
BRACE YOUR MIND
John 5:30 reads
I am able to do nothing from Myself (independently, of My own accord -- but only as I am taught by God and as I get His orders).
You have our deepest sympathy,
Deacon John and Deaconess Elaine MADDOX
Morning Star Baptist Church
Mattapan, MA
August 11, 2009
Dear Shriver Family,

I worked for your family in Hyannisport the summer of 1973, right after graduating from college. I have fond memories of your mother, always planning activities for the family, and asking you all to share your "Stories of the Day" over dinner. She was a woman of accomplishment that I respected, at a time in my life when I was deciding on my own career choices. Please know that my thoughts are with you.

Pamela (Gillman) McDermott
August 11, 2009
My condolences to your family you lost a remarkable Saint Joanne Ackley Mesquite NV.
August 11, 2009
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
August 11, 2009
Our hearts are heavy with sorrow at the passing of this glorious woman. Her foresight of opening up the World's awareness of the "mentally challenged" was a task that few could have done in such an overwhelming and effective manner. She will be missed by many. Her legacy is one that will always be with us. Our sincere condolences to the Kennedy and Shriver families on your loss.

The James Flynn Family
Waltham, MA
August 11, 2009
God bless you Eunice,and all your great work for challenged kids and adults alike,may your son Timothty carry on your trojan work....Rest In Peace.....from Galway,Ireland
August 11, 2009
I'm so sorry about your loss , i lost
my mother to cancer in januray my thoughts are with you and your faimly in your time of grief may god be with you at this time .
August 11, 2009
Eunice did so much for the world and for all the special olympians too. my sister participated for many years with that,and i just think that was sooo wonderful what Eunice did. she will truly be missed by all the lives she touched. my deepest sympathy to the family for their loss.
August 11, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
August 11, 2009
At journey's end,take a long look back
At the details of the story;
Take time to review the godly life
Of your loved one now in Glory.
We will keep you in our hearts,
God Bless you all.
LaDonna(Richardson)Glenn
August 11, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 11, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 11, 2009
Eunice Kennedy Shriver let the world no that there are no limits to our abilities and that each of us should use all of our gifts in life. Thanks for making it possible for everybody to dream AND actualize. Your legacy lives on. Thank you and may GOD comfort your family.
August 11, 2009
The world has lost a great person today. My thoughts and prayers are with your family in your time of sorrow.
August 11, 2009
Eunice Kennedy Shriver started it all and by that i mean the freedom to be handicaped and not be looked down upon.i am a coach for special olympics in columbus. and i am gratful to be a part of this awsome orginazation. thank you EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER for making this world a better place.
my prayers and sympathy to her family. may god bless and keep you.
August 11, 2009
To the Shiver Family,
I am very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. The world was a much better place because of her
August 11, 2009
a true angel has recieved her wings, live on in our hearts, forever your legacy will live on. fly with the best and watch over us.
August 11, 2009
I saw Mrs Shriver walking on the beach a few years ago. She smiled and said hello first, those beautiful eyes glimmering , a friendly gesture from my neighbor in Hyannisport. Rest in peace dear heart
August 11, 2009
To the Shriver/Kennedy family:
Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of loss.
Mrs. Shriver was to be admired for her starting S.O., championing the rights of those with special needs, fostering volunteerism in her children and grandchildren and in past years supporting her husband as he battled Alzheimer's.
The world has lost a special soul and HEAVEN has gained one bright, shining star.
August 11, 2009
the family has our deepest sympathy.i know she will be greatly missed.
August 11, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 11, 2009
EUNICE WILL TRUELY BE MISSED BY ALL. IHOPE THAT ALL OF YOU WILL FIND COMFORT IN EACHOTHER AND FOR YOU TO KNOW THAT OUR LORD IS WITH YOU. KNOW THAT EUNICE IS WITH THE ANGELS IN HEAVEN AND IN A BETTER PLACE WITH OUR LORD. GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND MAY YOUR HEARTS HEAL IN TIME AND THE GREAT MEMORIES ALWAYS LIVE ON IN YOUR HEARTS.
August 11, 2009
my deepest sympathy to the Kennedy family on the passing of Eunice Kennedy Shriver. It is a loss that will be felt by many.
August 11, 2009
As a young man I drove past the gates of the Kennedy Compound and always wondered what it was like behind those gates. Later, as a disabled Navy veteran, I learned of your devotion to the Special Olympics and realized that there were Angels behind those gates. May the good Lord comfort your family, friends, and all those who you have touched...Amen.
August 11, 2009
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK FOR BRING THE SPECIAL QLYMPICS FOR THE SPECIAL CHILDERN .WE HAVE A SPECIAL CHILD WHO DOES SPECIAL QLYMPICS EVERY YEAR .THANK YOU GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY YOUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU
August 11, 2009
She was an example of love and compassion. Her legacy lives on. We send our sympathy. The Dykes Family
August 11, 2009
Sincere condolences from a Canadian who has watched the Kennedy's from a distance. We all know that there is a new angel in heaven today!
August 11, 2009
What a remarkable lady, a true patriot and leader. Such an example for all of us. So loving and caring. Eunice and her husband are wonderful people that lead with their hearts. Bless her and thank god for her life.
August 11, 2009
Dear Shriver Family, Except my deepest sympathy on the great loss,of your Beautiful mother. She was really one remarkable Lady. She ran the good run! and her hands are truly full to meet her Lord! Indeed she will deeply missed,but never forgotten. She is atlast at peace to suffer no more, she is reached Her Eteral Reward!! May God give All her Family the strength that you need in this bleak time in your lives. My prayers and Deepest Sympathy to All.
August 11, 2009
Dear the Shriver Family my name is Jennifer Davoli and I am very sorry for your loss and I wanted to say my thoughts and prayers are with u and your family
August 11, 2009
God needed another Angel in Heaven, so he called Mrs Shriver home. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this very difficult time.
Steve and Frances Marshall, Albany, Louisiana
August 11, 2009
She changed the way we look at the mentally challenged. She changed the way those who are mentally challenged look at themselves. She instilled a sense of pride, accomplishment, and joy of living. What richer legacy could one want? Rest in peace.
August 11, 2009
Our familys thoughts, prayers and well wishes are with your family at this time. May the warm and wonderful memories of your mother and dear family member to many comfort you at this time. We are sure to hear of a memorial mass being said to speed your mother's spirit on her way.

May the nations and the world's condolenses show you how much your mother and your family mean to so many.

May the Lord Bless you and keep you.

The Sokol Family,
August 11, 2009
the kennedys a family who are so close and tight nit,thats the way i'm trying to rays my family not just to help your self but to help othersgod bless her and family..IT IS GODS WILL.......ROBERT LEE VALENTINE
August 11, 2009
Requiem Aeternam.
CTT
August 11, 2009
Nature

As a fond mother, when the day is o'er,
Leads by the hand her little child to bed,
Half willing, half reluctant to be led,
And leave his broken playthings on the floor,
Still gazing at them through the open door,
Nor wholly reassured and comforted
By promises of others in their stead,
Which, though more splendid, may not please him more;
So Nature deals with us, and takes away
Our playthings one by one, and by the hand
Leads us to rest so gently, that we go
Scarce knowing if we wish to go or stay,
Being too full of sleep to understand
How far the unknown transcends the what we know.

By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Poetry Foundation
August 11, 2009
My heart goes out to the Shriver family. Celebrate her life as she lived a very long and happy one. Your family is in my prayers.

Faith Taylor
August 11, 2009
reunited with family that were gone in an instant that she hasnt seen in decades. how happy she must be
August 11, 2009
My condolences to the families for the loss of the best, only example anyone would need for a life well-done!
Betty Rhoda
August 11, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 11, 2009
Thank You for all you've done for our mental challenged children & adults. You not only gave them hope but also much love. We will ALL MISS YOU and will never forget all you've done to improve the lives for those who couldn't do for themselves.
August 11, 2009
My thoughts are with Eunice's family and my tremendous admiration of all of you. I am involved in the Best Buddies organization, of which her son Anthony is an incredible spokesman and I'm ashamed of how little I've contributed in comparison to Eunice and her family ....
August 11, 2009
My deepest sympathy to the Kennedy Family. Her actions, her caring, her love has made a difference to so many people.
August 11, 2009
I attended the Special Olympics at Soldier Field in 1973, as a staff member of an organization that provided vocational programs and services to people with disabilities. It was a wonderful experience for the people I accompanied, but even more so for me. It gave me the encouragement I needed to work in this field for the remainder of my professional life. I retire this year, and will always credit Eunice Shriver with providing motivation and inspiration to me as well as many others in this field.
August 11, 2009
Our thoughts prayers are with you, the Shriver and Kennedy families on this sad day.

Your wife, mother, sister, aunt was one of a kind. A dedicated, wonderful, amazing woman who will missed by all that knew her personally and by those of us who never had the honor. Our country will not be the same without her. She was able to make us all see everyone, no matter what their their mental or physical capabilities are to be loved and cherished.

We wish her and all of you Godspeed.
August 11, 2009
My condolences to the entire family. May your special memories or her bring you comfort at this difficult time. I had the privelege of working with her at the Chicago 1968 Special Olympics. She went all out for the atheletes.And found time to hug some who didn't win their event. She was fantastic. Thank you for my memories. God bless you all.
August 11, 2009
Gosh, I'll miss you.
August 11, 2009
May the Lord continue to bless this wonderful family.
August 11, 2009
You were a lovely example of what's right with humanity. Blessings to you and your family.
August 11, 2009
My deepest sympathy to both the Shriver & Kennedy families at their loss of Eunice.
A talented, strong, beautiful woman who gave not only to her family but to the world.
The whole Kennedy family has given and given to public service and most have no idea.
I am so very sorry.
August 11, 2009
With sincere sympathy and sorrow extended to the Shriver and Kennedy families. No one to replace such a generous soul. Thank you so much for your generous love and support to so many.
August 11, 2009
I would like to offer my condolences to the Shriver and Kennedy families. As the father of a special needs child and a Special Olympics participator, I must give thanks to God for having brought Eunice Kennedy Shriver into this world, a person with the courage and conviction to help those that cannot always help themselves. Her life should be an example and inspiration to the rest of us. Her legacy, which was founded on love, will always be a blueprint to what can be accomplished by just one individual if so desired. Among my daughter's accomplishments, she can claim that of being a Special Olympian with great pride and we owe that to Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Thank you Mrs. Shriver, may God keep you in his glory, and may the organization which you founded continue to help show the limitless potential of the human soul.
August 11, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 11, 2009
What a legacy she leaves the world! May you know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time of such great sorrow. May the wonderful memories you shared bring you comfort.
August 11, 2009
My thoughts are prayers are with the Kennedy and Shriver families.
Remember: "A heart that touches the lives of others lives on forever."
Your heart touched the lives of so many deserving and needy souls, Mrs. Shriver.
Rest in peace now - for a life well lived.
August 11, 2009
To the Shriver & Kennedy families, May God continue to bless and keep you is our continued prayer. A matriarch is gone but her legacy lives on in the works she did. Keep your hands in His hands and He will see you through this trying time.
August 11, 2009
To the Kennedy and Shriver Families,

I don't know anyone that hasn't been touched by Special Olympics; whether it was a cousin, a friend or a neighbor. So many people's lives were made better because of her love and compassion for those that needed a little help.

As is always the case when someone we love or admire dies, a piece of us dies with them. However, it is not her death that we mourn as much as knowing their will be lives that never knew her.

She will always live in the hearts of so many people.

With deepest sympanthy,
August 11, 2009
Daniel 12:2-"And there will be many of those asleep in the ground of dust who will wake up, these to indefinitely lasting life."

Soon we will see our loved ones again in a new paradise earth where death will be no more, neither will pain and suffering.

What a wonderful day that will be!
August 11, 2009
It is what we do with our lives that really counts.That is what makes us who we really are. Mrs. Eunice Kennedy Shriver you are the best.
August 11, 2009
To the Shriver and Kennedy Families
Our deepest condolences on the loss of Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Thanks so much to Eunice for giving children and adults with disabilities a chance to live normal lives and experience the things that they otherwise wouldn't be a part of. Our daughter is high functioning autistic and has benefited so much from being allowed to be in a normal classroom and model from normal children. My child was a part of the Best Buddies group in school and it was wonderful for her. Eunice has no idea how she has affected our lives. May she rest in God's arms and shine like the stars.
With much thanks
Debbie, Sal and Angela Sapienza
Pittsburgh, PA
August 11, 2009
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
August 11, 2009
My deepest sympathy to thr entire Kennedy/Shriver family. Although, I never had the priviledge of meeting her, I've heard only the highest praise of her fi