Margaretta "Happy" Rockefeller


Age: 88

Summary: widow of former U.S. vice president and New York governor Nelson Rockefeller (d. 1978), whom the couple married in 1963 when they were both divorced from previous spouses and was seen as scandalous at the time because political pundits blamed the marriage for Nelson Rockefeller's failure to secure the 1964 Republican presidential nomination and no divorced candidate had ever won the presidency at that time, who was a well-known socialite and among the first women to publicly speak out about her breast cancer diagnosis in the 1970's.

Cause of Death: In her sleep

Born: June 9, 1926

Died: May 19, 2015

Tarrytown, New York