Ethel Kennedy’s siblings-  Rushton Walter Skakel, Patricia Sistine Skakel, George Skakel Jr., Ann Skakel, Georgeann Skakel, and James Skakel.

Ethel Kennedy is a renowned American human rights advocate. She is the widow of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy, a sister-in-law of President John F. Kennedy. She is the founder of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Centre, which seeks to carry on Robert F. Kennedy’s legacy through the Human Rights and Journalism Awards. She is also a member of the Coalition for Gun Control and other human rights organizations.

Who are Ethel Kennedy’s siblings?

Ethel Kennedy is the sixth child of George Skakel and Ann Brannack. She is one of the seven children of the couple. Ethel Kennedy’s siblings are Georgeann Skakel Dowdle-Terrien, James Curtis Skakel III, George Skakel Jr., Rushton Walter Skakel, Patricia Sistine Skakel Cuffe, and Ann Skakel McCooey.

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Their father George Skakel, started work as an eight dollars a week railroad clerk. Later, along with some co-workers, they built a small coal and coke business into a diversified privately owned enterprise, the Great Lakes Coal & Coke Co. Their company eventually became Great Lakes Carbon Corporation. As a result, the Skakels became extremely wealthy.

On October 3, 1955, George and Ann Skakel were killed when the private plane they were traveling in crashed near Union City, Oklahoma. Their sons took over the company.

Georgeann Skakel Dowdle-Terrien is the oldest

Georgeann Skakel Dowdle-Terrien is the eldest of the George Skakel children. Georgeann Skakel Dowdle-Terrien was born on 7 October 1918 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. When she was born his father, George Skakel, was 26 and her mother, Ann Brannack, was 26.

Per Ancestry, Ethel Kennedy’s sister, Georgeann Skakel walked down the aisle with John Joseph Dowdle III in 1948. The couple were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters and lived in Larchmont, Westchester, New York. Unfortunately. Georgeann Skakel Dowdle-Terrien passed away on 25 August 1983, at the age of 64, and was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

James Skakel is Ethel Kennedy’s second oldest sibling

When James Curtis Skakel who was the second child of the Skakel family was born on 3 May 1921, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, George Skakel, was 28, and his mother, Ann Brannack, was 29. James grew up to marry Virginia Myrick Weinman in 1952.

James and his wife lived in Larchmont, Westchester, New York, United States in 1935 and Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States of America. Per multiple sources, Ethel Kennedy’s brother Jame Skakel registered for military service in 1942.

Unfortunately, James Skakel died on 25 April 1998, in Miami, Miami-Dade, Florida. James was 76 years old at the time of his death. He was laid to rest in Our Lady Of Mercy Catholic Cemetery, Miami, Miami-Dade, Florida, United States.

George Skakel Jr.

George Skakel Jr. was named after his father. He is the third oldest child of the Ethel Kennedy siblings. When George M. Skakel Jr. was born on 4 August 1920, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father was 28 and his mother was 28. According to Ancestry, George tied the knot with Joan Patricia “Pat” Corroon on 12 June 1948, in Garden City, Hempstead, Nassau, New York. The couple were the parents of at least 1 son.

George Skakel Jr. and his wife and children lived in Larchmont, Westchester, New York, United States in 1935 and Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States for about 26 years. Ethel Kennedy’s elder brother passed away on 23 September 1966 in a plane crash, at the age of 46. George was laid to rest in Saint Mary Cemetery, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

Rushton Walter Skakel

Rushton Walter Skakel was born on 5 October 1923. He is the fourth child of George Skakel and Ann Brannack. Rushton passed away Thursday, January 2, 2003 at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. Born in Chicago, IL at the age of 79. He was predeceased in 1973 by his first wife, Anne Reynolds Skakel. He later got married to Anna Mae Skakel.

Rushton Walter Skakel served in the US Army during WWII. Prior to retirement, Ethel Kennedy’s brother was Chairman of Great Lakes Carbon Corporation for 31 years in New York, NY. Rushton is the father of Thomas and Michael Skakel.

Patricia Sistine Skakel Cuffe 

Patricia Sistine Skakel Cuffe was born on 6 June 1925, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. She is the fifth child of the couple. She married Luan Peter Cuffe on 8 October 1949, in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

She later moved with her family to New York City, New York, United States in 1948 and lived in Larchmont, Westchester, New York, United States in 1935 and Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States in 1940. She died on 20 July 2000, in Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland, at the age of 75, and was buried in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland.

Ann Skakel McCooey is the younger sister of Ethel Kennedy

Ann Skakel McCooey was born in 1933. She is the youngest sister Ethel Kennedy. Per the Dailymail, gave birth to an illegitimate child during an extra-martial affair.

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According to the report, she had the scandalous affair with William M. Fine, former publisher of a dozen magazines for the Hearst Corporation, including Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and Town & Country in 1960. The claims were made in a book, The Other Mrs. Kennedy’ by Jerry Oppenheimer, reported Page Six. As of 2023, Ann Skakel McCooey is 90 years old. Ethel and Ann are the only surviving child of George Skakel and Ann Brannack.

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