LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Genevieve Duffy of the United States at age 111. She was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States on 9 May 1908. She was a sister, a wife, and a mother to 1 daughter

In an interview, Duffy recalled peering through holes in a fence to watch scenes being filmed at Pathe Films in Jersey City. She and her childhood friends often sat on the curb outside the studios and ended up appearing in the background of silent films. Duffy attended nursing school outside of Philadelphia. She then returned to her home state to work as an obstetrics nurse. Following her marriage in the 1930s, she decided to leave her job to become a stay-at-home mother. During this time, Duffy occasionally took on private nursing assignments.

Throughout her life. (Source: LifeBridge Health)
Throughout her life.
(Source: LifeBridge Health)

In her 50s, Duffy returned to the workforce. She took a job in a home furnishings store and developed a keen interest in interior design. In her 70s, Duffy frequently prepared evening meals for the nuns at St. John Catholic Church in Westminster. She also walks daily to attend Mass.

Duffy passed away in Westminster, Maryland, USA, on 28 June 2019, at the age of 111 years, 50 days. She was survived by her daughter, two grandsons, and six great-grandchildren. At the time of her death, Duffy was the second-oldest known living person in the U.S. state of Maryland, behind Downing Kay.

LongeviQuest congratulates Genevieve Duffy’s family on her posthumous recognition.

For more information, please view Mrs. Duffy’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest has validated the age of Mary Gibson at 110 years old. She was born Mary Elizabeth Highland on 6 June 1909 in Clio, South Carolina, USA, one of eight siblings.

She moved to Jersey City, New Jersey at the age of 21 years old and later married a man named Pell Edward Gibson, with whom she had four children. She held many jobs ranging from domestic work to production line, and at one point she even became an inspector. After retiring, she remained active in volunteer work.

Mary Gibson, the oldest person in New Jersey celebrating her birthday
On her 110th birthday. (Source: Peace Care NJ)

At the time of her death on 22 April 2020, Mrs. Gibson was considered the oldest (known) living person in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. She was survived by three children, eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

For more information, please view Mrs. Gibson’s Directory Profile here.