Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (July 22 , 1890 - January 22, 1995) married into the Kennedy family and became its matriarch in the second half of the 20th century, when its members helped shape American politics. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and died in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. She was the eldest child of John "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald, a prominent figure in Boston politics who served one term as a member of Congress and later became the city's mayor. She married Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr on October 7, 1914.
At her death at the age of 104 in 1995, Rose Kennedy was the longest-lived Presidential parent (and or relative) in history. She was well-known for her philanthropic efforts, as well as leading the Grandparents' Parade at age 90 at the Special Olympics.