Ann Messina Freeman was born on April 17, 1918, and was the mother of the late Caroline Jeanne Bessette, the wife to the late son of the 35th president of the United States. Ann Freeman used to live a private life until the day her two daughters died while on a plane which made her sad. The mother was very upset, and reports indicate that she blamed the late president’s son for the death of her two daughters. Here is more information about Ann Messina Freeman.
Short Biography of Ann Messina Freeman
Ann Messina was an administrator in the New York City public school system by profession and was married twice. Ann married William J Bessette, an engineer, and they had three daughters.
Ann Messina and her husband William Bessette lived in White Plains, New York, where they took care of their daughters but divorced shortly after their daughter Caroline’s birth. After the divorce, Ann Messina relocated to Old Greenwich, Connecticut, after marrying Richard Freeman, an orthopedic Surgeon.
Ann Messina’s Children
Ann Messina Freeman had three daughters, and two of them were twins. Lauren and Lisa were born in 1965 and were the eldest in the family. Caroline Bessette was the youngest in the family, born in January 1966.
Ann Messina’s youngest daughter Caroline Jeanne was married to John F.K Kennedy Jr, which led to the family being brought to the limelight. Before Carolie was married to the late president’s son, she used to work for Calvin Klein, a high-end American fashion house.
Ann Messina Freeman’s youngest daughter had a successful career where she started as a saleswoman at Chestnut Hill Mall and later became the director of the publicity company store in Manhattan. While Caroline was working for Klein in Boston, she was noticed by a traveling sales coordinator. The sales coordinator was impressed by Carolie Bessette’s grace and style and recommended her for a position that dealt with Klein’s high-profile clients.
Caroline met Kennedy in 1992 while Kennedy was dating a model, and they started dating in 1994. The two lovebirds were engaged in 1995 after Caroline moved to Kennedy’s loft and quit her job at Klein in 1996. Caroline and Kennedy kept their 1996 wedding a secret to avoid the media onlookers.
The Death of Ann Messina’s Two Daughters and Son-In-law
The accident occurred in 1999 and brought sorrow to the Bessette and the Kennedy families. Caroline Bessette was traveling with her sister Lauren and her husband when they had a plane crash. Kennedy Jr was piloting the plane when it crashed; that day, he did not have his instructor like usual.
The three were going to attend Kennedy’s cousin’s wedding when they crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. The National Transportation Safety Board determined the cause of the crash to be the pilot’s failure to maintain control of the plane.
Since the loss of Ann Messina’s two daughters, she spent her life grieving, although reports indicated that she blamed the president’s son for the death of her two girls. The death led to a case in court, but the Kennedy family decided to settle it out of court and paid the Bessette family $15 million.