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Canadian-born woman dies at 114

R.I.P Mary Josephine Ray (1895-2010)


 

Mary Josephine Ray, born in P.E.I in 1895 and certified as the oldest person in the U.S., died on Sunday at a nursing home in Westmoreland, N.H. She was 114. “She just enjoyed life,” said her granddaughter, Katherine Ray. “She never thought of dying at all.” Ray says that Mary Josephine was active until two weeks before her death. “She was planning for her birthday party.” Born in Bloomfield P.E.I, Mary Josephine moved to the U.S as a toddler. The Gerontology Research Group says that she was the second oldest person in the world—the oldest being Japan’s Kama Chinen who, at 114 and 301 days, was a week older than Ray. Ray is survived by two sons, eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

CBC


 
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