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U.S. Sen. Edward Moore Kennedy, the last of the Kennedy brothers who profoundly reshaped American politics over the past half-century, died shortly before midnight Tuesday at his home in Hyannisport, Mass.
Published in the Miami Herald from Aug. 26 to Aug. 31, 2009.
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July 18, 2020
Greatest ever Kennedy
Meyoshian Bagadarish
August 6, 2018
His life was one of purpose and he really benefited life for the people of this country. My belated condolences. I hope you find comfort in that our heavenly Father knows of the oppressed. (Eccl. 4:1). He must take note of those who try to right the wrongs.
March 30, 2018
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.
george turner
March 30, 2018
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
November 21, 2017
In loving memory of a life well lived.
Margaret
November 15, 2017
As the time move forward, and life gets back to normal, the loving memories easy the pain away.
M B
April 10, 2017
Senator Ted Kennedy's Farewell -- the end of an American Era . . .

I was just a little girl when my parents taught me about the Kennedy Family from the state of Massachusetts.

Throughout my entire life -- John, Robert and Ted have been a tremendous inspiration and each Kennedy has made me proud to be an American.

A wholehearted thank you Ted Kennedy for so zealously dedicating your life to "fighting the good fight."
Jane Kennedy Newcomb
March 13, 2017
I will missed you. Rest in Peace.
Brennen Garcia
November 5, 2016
Robert P
July 10, 2016
Such GREATNESS one gave to the world....THANKS FOR ALL ONE'S HARD WORK...ONE IS MISSED
Valenda Newell
February 13, 2015
I was 10 when my parents and grandparents "introduced" me to the Kennedy's. We learned about what your family did for the country and the bright future we had with you. Ted made us happy and confident with his tremendous knowledge, great wit and love of country. We will always remember you and admire your greatness. God bless you.
Kathleen bueti
November 4, 2013
Mr. Kennedy was very blessed while here on earth. His life was one that many people dreamed about but never experienced. His time on earth is measured in milliseconds compared to his life in eternity. I hope his experience in eternity is as good or better than his time here.
Roscoe
June 6, 2013
My husband and I are moving to Hyannis - and your family's presence is still VERY much everywhere. Peace to you all....
Jeannette Pompi
March 27, 2013
Men nor Women are not born into greatness or goodness they achive it and the kenndy Family have surly done this.
Daniel Horrigan
December 10, 2012
I was only 16 years old when I first heard of the name Kennedy.
I am 67 today and I am proud to be born in Massachusetts homeland of the Kennedy's. I admire this family who have given so much to this country. I know that the likes of them will never happen again in my lifetime. Things were wonderful in that time. May they all rest in peace, they have given much and much was
taken.
Catherine Runnals
December 3, 2012
I will never forget you Mr.Kennedy.Your lovely gracious wife protects your legacy.The Senate seems broken without your leadership.If we could only turn back time.In appreciation~Donielle
Donielle Stenson
October 6, 2012
anamarie guerra-mondragon
September 25, 2012
anamarie guerra-mondragon, johnathan jorgensen and eric jorgensen.
August 9, 2012
RIP Teddy
July 11, 2012
You did such great things for people of all races and creed....especially for the very poor of this country. For that I thank you; not many are willing to do that. Most don't want to be bothered.
I was born in Massachusetts; moved to Florida,and miss the northeast greatly.

I had just arrived at the cape for a weeks vacation with my daughter and two grandchildren the very day that you passed away. I stayed at the resort where your staff had breakfast one day, and your funeral procession passed by. I felt very honored to be witness to this. I had always wanted to visit Cape Cod, (my mom was from Massachusetts, and spent many summers on the Cape) and feel so very blessed that I was there that week.
God bless you and your family for all your charitable works, and dedication to those less fortunate. We love you, and miss you. Thank you for serving your country and it's people!!
May you rest in peace.
MaryBeth Weathersby
July 8, 2012
The dream never dies.
Sharon Holland
May 14, 2012
emerson robertson
March 27, 2012
Sandra Steele
February 14, 2012
RIP Mr. Kennedy.
December 28, 2011
anamarie guerra-mondragon
December 28, 2011
may owr love grow in the future, and wish you peace with god.
anamarie guerra-mondragon
December 28, 2011
we loved you!
anamarie guerra
November 14, 2011
The kids...we loved you!
anamarie guerra
November 13, 2011
tonia briggs
November 3, 2011
Ted and I took basic training together in 1951 at Fort Dix. He was such a friendly guy! I shall always remember those fun times with Ted. I feel honored to have known him.
Bruce Sherman
November 1, 2011
THA JORGENSENS
Wish you peace. God Bless.
anamarie jorgensen
October 29, 2011
You were the last bastion of the Senate, and my favorite "fighter" in that body...your brothers are permanent fixtures in my mind and constant reminders of "democracy" in my heart...but you are my favorite of all!! Such a tremendous bulldog for the "have nots" and being the guardian of "the right thing to do"...you made a tremendous impact on my mind and you did it with such righteousness and commitment that I will never forget....I believed in you then and now I always will. You gave so much that I wonder how you were able to carry through to the end...I remember the "last" visit to the Senate and your 'last in a lifetime vote'...it broke my heart to know you would never visit again. From your passing to this day, I can still hear your pleading and determined voice ring out...and it is music to my ears. So on behalf of like-minded compatriots, we thank you Senator Kennedy for everything you did for this country, and for the way in which you represented us. I am grateful for your life and will remember your spirited family always. Peace evermore!!!
Grateful Admirer
October 10, 2011
You were always in my thoughts, May you rest in peace. God Bless you and your family always.
anamarie guerra-mondragon,gonzalez.
September 1, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
Kristal L. Rosebrook Kristal L. Ryan
August 25, 2011
When I Hear about Sen Kennedy I wasthinking of his Borther To
Sabrina Nason
August 23, 2011
Your missed by all and we all loved you and cared about you and your family. Rest In Peace.
Love & Prayers,
God Bless You always,
Amy Mahoney
August 14, 2011
I miss you my dear friend
John Salerno
August 1, 2011
I wanted to said that I admire Senator Kenneedy because he did a lot for our country as well for the adult learners programs because his work to help ous as adult learner I have a job.
Carmen Lebron
July 12, 2011
Nick Jackson
June 15, 2011
glen a. thomas
June 5, 2011
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steven constancia
May 25, 2011
may he and his family rest in peace.
katrina gilloooly
May 8, 2011
christina polanco
May 2, 2011
JOE MORENO
April 28, 2011
Inspiration to succeed and dedication to work are my lessons from the great Kennedy family. May god rest their souls in peace.
Srinivasa Nalamalapu
April 22, 2011
A truly remarkable, dedicated, hard-working man. His services, and his brothers', to this great country will never be forgotten. God bless this family and all the great Kennedy brothers.
Carl E
April 17, 2011
You and your family will live on in our hearts. The greatest family of all time.
H. Adrian Osborne
April 17, 2011
What a wonderful family. We all thank you for your services to this country. You will be so missed.
Christie Osborne
April 12, 2011
It is with sincere deep regret that I send my long overdue condolences to the Kennedy family for the loss of Senator Kennedy. Thank you for your many years of service to our country and always striving to make our world a better and more humane place. May God Bless you and your family eternally.
Lynn Bennett
April 11, 2011

we will never forget you or your brothers service to our country.
debbie deLorme
April 7, 2011
Your candle will never burn out in the hearts of Americans. God Bless you and your family
Renee Lampkin
April 7, 2011
Thank you and your family Mr. Kennedy for everything you have done for people, to better humanity.
Renee Lampkin
March 28, 2011
THE KENNEDYS, AMERICA'S ROYAL FAMILY!
May your Memory Be Eternal Senator Kennedy!
Rev. Dr. Nicholas V. Gamvas
March 12, 2011
Lemuel Barrett
February 22, 2011
Happy Birthday Senator Kennedy! You are dearly missed...
February 14, 2011
geraldine reed
February 8, 2011
pablo abarquez
February 1, 2011
phyllis maples
January 13, 2011
May our Lord and Savior Bless you and your family FOREVER. I am so sorry I thought I had put a message for you. Love, Sharon Kay Lees
Sharon Kay
December 20, 2010
phyllis maples
November 9, 2010
I just finished reading True Compass, and as I suspected, I am in awe of the Kennedy family, but mostly Teddy Kennedy.
Bethany Schryburt
November 6, 2010
christina conlon
October 31, 2010
May the God of comfort and tender mercies continue to comfort your family and friends, and may you find comfort in the words found in the Holy Scriptures: "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."" Please accept my sincere condolences during this time of your loss.

D. Clark
October 8, 2010
ERIC PRENDEZ
September 27, 2010
Still can't believe you are gone. You helped me get out of the Army after being hit in the head with a grenade simulator and fracturing my skull You were the best. God Bless
GAIL TRABUCCO
September 16, 2010
carl smith
September 5, 2010
We miss you Ted.
Carolyn Green
September 3, 2010
My son Brian played in the kennedy movie and believed that the president was his father and Ted was his uncle until I finally convinced him differently.we will all miss the great man and his family.
Alyce Greer
alyce greer
August 31, 2010
Another loss for "ole Cape Cod"......Sincerely, Donald Taber,LPN,EMT-P...........
Don Taber
August 27, 2010
the muller family - clifton , new jersey - met senator kennedy and his lovely wife - vicki - twice during our two vacations to hyannis / hyannis port - he was wonderful to us - a huge honor for a simple family from new jersey - we miss senator kennedy - he was a great part of our lives for decades - politically - meeting senator kennedy helped us to understand the impact this man had on so many americans - we send our love to the kennedy family - we will always treasure senator ted kennedys memory in our hearts - we have the picture taken with him - we treasure those meetings in hyannis port / barnstable - a few feet from the kennedy compound - ted is finally at peace with all his brothers - together again -
muller family
August 25, 2010
you will be missed more than words can describe
paul goldwin
August 25, 2010
It was a very sad day when Edward Kennedy died. Always thinking of you and your families
Betsy Henry
August 25, 2010
It's not the end of the trail for me;
I've just traveled on, up ahead where greener pastures grow and cool water streams dance as they flow,

Flowers in bloom of every sort and kind, colors more vivid than any I left behind, family and friends I haven't seen in years, hugs and handshakes and no more tears.

They've welcomed me home here today, a place of peace for me to stay, they say it's my home for eternity; no, it's not the end of the trail for me.

Remembering with you the life of someone so special.
G. C. Roberts
August 23, 2010
ron brick
July 19, 2010
Manuel Valdez
July 17, 2010
mike arias
July 13, 2010
Ted Kennedy may he RIP. Very sad, the end of era for america.
Nicola Gallagher
June 15, 2010
By Edward
jacob teddy
June 7, 2010
It was a very sad day when Sen. Edward Kennedy died. He lived so much of his life for the people and within the US govenment; I just wish he could have lived a little longer to see President Obama's presidency through. What great changes these two men, along with former President Clinton, and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, would make as a team. They are all brilliant leaders.

I was 11 years old when Pres. John Kennedy was assassinated, and 16 when Sen. Robert Kennedy was gunned down. Each of these events was horrific. However, Senator Ted Kennedy admirably found strength to carry on for his country. He has left a legacy for his family and his country that will be difficult to match.
Elaine Nystrom
May 28, 2010
I was glad to have had the opportunity to meet with Ted Kenenedy in the early 90's to discuss enhancing Social Services in Middlesex County. It was a pleasure and an honor to work with him. He will be greatly missed, & will leave a void that cannot be filled. He lives on in the inspiration he planted in my heart & the hearts of others!

Cary-Andrew Crittenden
Cary-Andrew Crittenden
May 11, 2010
Sir Edward, you, your brothers, John, and Robert, rescued a whole lot of people with your love for humanity..may you forever rest in peace.
Tom Adams
May 5, 2010
Thank you Senator Kennedy for your
service to the public and the people
all across the world. We miss you greatly.
LaDora Wilcox
April 20, 2010
This candle is lit in memory of Ted Kennedy. May he rest in peace.
March 31, 2010
While serving in the US Army, I had opportunity to meet Senator Kennedy, on three different occasions. Each time I found him to VERY large in stature, though also VERY down to earth and always looking out for "the little guy".
Great memories of my time, I was able to spend with him and most grateful for the help he extended to me in military related issues... God Bless Teddy and the Kennedy Family ..

C. Roberts
March 29, 2010
Though I did not know any family personally, they were and are amazing people! I am a 19 yr. old student who is absolutely facinated by history, and of any people most influential in history, the Kennedy's come first to my mind. I am deeply sorry and apologize for this terrible loss.
Adam Andrilla
March 23, 2010
I thought about Senator Kennedy today as I watched President Obama sign Health care reform.
This was the the senator's dream.
Thank you for caring so much about the American people.
Doris Payton-Jacobs
March 19, 2010
I am praying that at least some part of the health reform you fought so hard for will be passed this coming week. Please send some grace down to quietly influence those who are waivering. Thank you, for all you did for all us "average Americans".
Suzanne Tamiesie
March 15, 2010
Please accept my deepest condolences to the Senator's entire family. What a fine quality man! He truly cared about people and most of all, his dear family.

May the many treasured memories of him console you all. He would have wanted that.

And, may God's Holy Scriptures bring you comfort. Verses such as John 11:25 and Matthew 5:3-5:
3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are the those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth. (KJV) Yes, Jesus Christ tells us about two destinies for believing mankind.

And my personal favourite: Revelation 21:3-5: God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." 5 Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true." (NIV)

God doesn't promise to preserve us from grief, but to help us through it. May Jehovah God comfort your hearts through this time.

In sincerest sympathy,
N. JUDD
March 10, 2010
What a great and strong man you were to handle all that was given you in your life. You took care of all your family and were loved by all Americans. God Bless You.

The Higuera-Newton Family
March 8, 2010
Dear Kennedy family, Although I am not from Massachusettes I really loved the Kennedy's. Ted was a great man and deserved great respect! God bless him.
Marjorie Zych
March 4, 2010
True Statesman Extroidinaire...From Ferry Street to Heaven's Golden Path...His Journey Heavenward Still Lighting Our Way!
The King Lives

By Linda Reggie Dowling in Dedication to Senator Edward Moore Kennedy 1932-2009...Written Upon Hearing of His Death...For Those He Left Behind!

So great was he who loved so well,
That many knew he was just a swell.

Contained with heart, he dared it all,
We now must carry to grave with pall.

So rich beyond all gentlemen’s measure,
The candid talk his words true treasure.

A son, a brother, husband, father and more,
This Knight of Realms flew with eagle’s soar.

Filled so full his youthful years,
As to prepare for more mortal tears.

More thoughtful than most with kin and foe,
His head held high while good works did flow.

His nights of soulful searching did meet,
With regal carriage, courage and aa common beat.

This hearty man could hail the best,
Arise they all of greatest character tests.

Each day for him was yet to be,
The very taste of personal victory.

When man he was in natural state,
Sailed to and fro to greet his fate.

Not once did he so ever boast,
He dedicated days to do the most.

Of men’s dogs and sailor’s songs he loved,
So wise to remember all was from above.

That boy of ours who knew the grace,
Would not do that which slowed his pace.

Not verdant grass nor moss could grow,
Beneath the feet of some past defeat.

Cracks have we all in our own vessels’ call,
Yet time to bear there he’s strongest all.

While others might lay beneath the fissure,
This Celtic refused to very long dither.

Not double minded nor man confused,
He brought together all God could use.

Saint Patrick’s scepter did scatter snakes,
The broad lad had protection of angelic wakes.

So charmed was he amid unending seas of sadness,
He was loved so well beyond all threatened badness.

He found new love as his heart’s healing myrrh,
She there always close to be as his own Queen Esther.

A once unlikely marriage beyond chance or law,
A truly trusted woman never failed to devine awe.

In lightness of his joyous wonder,
He gladly shared his treasure and thunder.

His honeyed charms with his Irish on,
A lad that laughed oft beyond the dawn.

Be not so foolish to misjudge the best,
He stands still tall though now at rest.

Oh Teddy Boy, we hardly knew enough of you,
Though blessed you were the last child in the pew.

Enduring with us long now through to the last,
You’re still the gift of our remembered past.

You sailed for us against the winds,
And traveled true north, navigating false dins.

Oh rest ye will with those who’ve waited long
To welcome you with limericks and song.

Your words are left now for to recall,
For peace, health, safety, justice too for all.

So now you have angelic sight above the sea,
A view of those we are and who we can now be.

The lion’s heart that roared so loud,
Now leaves us better lives thus plowed.

The latter is greater, the Lord does promise,
This is the only strength we have to blow a kiss.

The passionate hero of personal action,
You’re still the voice who spoke like none.


Oh, sweet hearted youngest one,
How was it you now took our sun?

The moon glow now lights the rocky beach,
That handsome face alone now leaves us to seek.

This new beginning that will us teach,
The hopeful times lie still for us ahead.

The Irish Lassies and Laddies did not so long await,
Your well done good servant arrival at Heaven’s Gate.

So now you’ve gone and with faith we know,
You’re now with those who arms do hold you slow.

Your life beyond our Father’s promises met,
Deep footprints here remain for us as our own debt.

You laid in state so still, so darling dear,
So that we left here must now not fear.

Oh now our mentor of messianic scope.
You lived for elders, poor, and youthful hope.

Remains with us your legacy,
In trust with she who loved you most.

We’ll pray and dream a new way now,
You left us maps and compass to learn how.

How could we now ignore the greater good,
We must now be the best as we would.

Goodbye Our Round Table Prince to Our King,
Greets true this day you passed away to now dance and sing.

Now time perhaps will deliver fulfillment of longing desires;
baritone of Emerald Isle dreaming songs and fires.

Wait for us now at the golden gate to wave us in with toothy smile,
As we too pray to someday sure be privileged to walk along your mile.

We’ll see you then our dearest man faire,
Who waved our colors with gregarious flair,

With mindful thoughts, deeds and dreams to dare.
You’re still our very own patriot extraordinaire.


(In Dedication to the Great American Public Servant, Senator Edward Moore Kennedy)
Linda Reggie Dowling
February 27, 2010
I Alomost Got Done Reading True Compass,Great Book.Miss You Ted.
Jordan Lavoie
February 22, 2010
Happy Birthday Senator! We miss you...
February 19, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
January 31, 2010
To Edward Kennedy,
I thought you were a great senator. I'm sorry that you're no longer alive. God bless. Lisa Weiner
January 30, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
lorraine hutton
January 29, 2010
diane flores
January 27, 2010
To The Family of Senator Ed Kennedy: I am so sorry he is no longer here with us, but know that he is still here in spirit. I pray that you all will be comforted by these words:

Try to remember that a GOOD man never dies; You will see him many times.
You will feel him in all things that are here out of love, and for love.
The person of a man may leave or be taken away, but the best part of a GOOD man stays. It stays FOREVER!
Barbara Ann King
January 25, 2010
Your accomplishments in the Senate will be remembered historically for centuries to come. May you rest in peace in the arms of our Lord. Thank you for your devotion and hard work for the state of Massachusetts and the country. (Papagno family, Medford, Ma..)
January 23, 2010
From The "Pena Family" in West Falmouth,MA 02574..We remember when my Uncle John Pena was the Head of the Falmouth Democratic party in 1960 and the great cookout that same year(we have black and white photos ) or was it 1958 anyways, you all had great time at Clausons Country Club in Hatchville, Ma.I do remember bringing lots of ice for everyone from my Father Carlo and my Uncle Manny Pena and Carlo Pena's Ice House in West Falmouth.Thanks for the memories.Fondest Regards, Wesley Pena
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