• "Dear Mary, My mother was dear friends with you and Kerry...."
  • "Prayers for her children."
    - Cynthia Wilson
  • "May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow."
    - John Lowder
  • "So sad a beautiful woman like Mary ended her life when she..."
    - Myrna Henson
  • "god bless her pain and suffering"
    - cindy fontenot

KENNEDY--Mary Richardson. The board of directors, members, and staff of the Food Allergy Initiative mourn the loss of our dear friend and dedicated volunteer, Mary Richardson Kennedy. The loving mother of four children, including a son with severe food allergies, Mary brought her unique style and grace to her role as a benefit dinner chair for FAI's signature event, the Food Allergy Ball. We will always remember her for her intelligence, elegance, and gentle ways. We send our deepest condolences to our board member, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., to their children, and to the entire family. Through her wholehearted commitment to our cause, Mary left a legacy of hope to millions of food-allergic children and their families. We are honored by her family's continuing dedication to our mission, which will hasten the day when we find a cure. Todd J. Slotkin, Chair Sharyn T. Mann, Vice Chair John Lehr, CEO Mary Jane Marchisotto, Executive Director

Published in The New York Times on May 18, 2012
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