Patrick J. Kennedy
Here’s a quick look at the legacy of Patrick Joseph Kennedy Jr. In 1914, P.J. Kennedy’s son Joseph married Rose Fitzgerald (1890–1995), the eldest daughter of Boston Mayor John F. Fitzgerald (1863–1950). Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. went on to become a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair and a U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom. Joseph and Rose Kennedy had nine children, including World War II casualty Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., U.S. President John F. Kennedy, Attorney General of the United States and U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy.
Rarely have the Kennedys’ summers and year round residency at Winthrop, Massachusetts been discussed in the scores of books written about this famous family. Few people know that Winthrop was the first Hyannisport. Patrick Kennedy and family began summering in Winthop in 1912, initially living at 159 Locust Street. The move to 97 Washington Avenue three years later was a step up from the charming but modestly scaled housing of the Floyd development to the stylish and substantial residences of Washington Avenue. Shortly after the move the home on Washington Avenue became Patrick Joseph Kennedy’s permanent, year round residence.
Final Resting Place:
Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum
Malden, Massachusetts, 02148
Grave Location:Plot 3 North Maple Avenue, Grave 31 West
Grave Location Description
As you enter the cemetery gates off Broadway, take the first hard right and park in front of the abandoned red brick office building. From the telephone pole on your right, walk four rows up into the lawn section for the final resting place of the grandfather of President John F. Kennedy – Patrick J Kennedy Jr. (or P.J. to his friends).