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  • Diane Howard

    Providencia "Provi" Paredes, Jackie's personal assistant, boxed up the pink suit from Dallas after Jackie finally removed it early in the morning of November 23, 1963, and sent it by special courier to Janet Auchincloss. It appears that Jackie never knew what happened to the suit - and never asked.

  • Riyadh Alsaleh

    Providencia Paredes In 1957, Senator John F. Kennedy’s personal secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, introduced Mrs. Paredes to Senator Kennedy. After meeting Mrs. Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Provi began working for the Kennedys After President Kennedy’s assassination worked for Robert F. Kennedy and for Senator Edward M. Kennedy briefly she retired in 1992 after thirty one years of public service

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