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.
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.
It is with a heavy heart for LongeviQuest to announce that Susan Keane, the oldest person from New Jersey, USA, passed away at 111 years old. She was an American supercentenarian who was possibly the oldest living Irish woman in the world at the time of her death.
Susan Keane was born on 14 October 1912 in Long Island City, New York, USA. She had an Irish immigrant parent and a twin sister as well as a younger sister.
In 1948, she was married to Peter Keane, and had two children together. The two of them moved to Allendale, New Jersey in 1960.
Susan Keane passed away on 22 October 2023 in Allendale, New Jersey, USA. She was 111 years and 8 days old at the time of her death. At this point, she was survived by her daughter and son-in-law, five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
LongeviQuest extends our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Susan.
For more information, please visit Susan Keane’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Giovanna Cucco at 110 years old. She was an American supercentenarian known as the third-oldest living person from New Jersey, USA, at the time of her death.
Giovanna Cucco was born on 28 April 1911 in Guttenberg, New Jersey, USA.
At some point in her life, she married George Cucco and had two daughters with him. Giovanna worked as a seamstress until she was 66 years old. After that, she assisted her daughter in running a children’s boutique shop in Point Pleasant.
At the age of 109, in December 2020, she fell ill due to COVID-19 and was hospitalized. One week later, she fell from her wheelchair and suffered a head injury that would later be diagnosed with having had a stroke.
Giovanna Cucco passed away on 18 June 2021 in New Jersey, USA, at the of 110 years old.
She stated that her secret to longevity is all about having an active lifestyle.
For more information, please visit Giovanna Cucco’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Helen Butler of the United States at age 110. She was born in Fall River, Massachusetts, United States on 14 September 1912. She was a sister to 7 siblings, a wife, and a mother to a son.
Butler graduated from Atlantic City High School. Subsequently, in 1933, she graduated from the Atlantic City Hospital School of Nursing. Throughout her career, she held positions at several healthcare facilities and engaged in private-duty nursing. Her final role was at the Hebrew Home in Atlantic City.
Butler lived independently for 102 years until her health declined. She drove and shopped until she was 99 when a broken hip made it difficult for her to get around. She enjoyed knitting, reading, traveling, and playing pinochle at the Egg Harbor Township Senior Center.
Butler passed away at Royal Suites Health Care in Galloway, New Jersey, USA, on 4 October 2022, at the age of 110 years, 20 days. At the time of death, she was the second-oldest known living person in the U.S. state of New Jersey, behind Genevieve Pilot.
LongeviQuest congratulates Helen Butler’s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Mrs. Butler’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Henrietta Dobin of the United States at age 111. She was born in Newark, New Jersey, United States on 17 August 1911. She was a daughter of Jewish immigrants from Russian-annexed Poland who moved to Brooklyn, New York when she was 5 years old.
Dobin got married at 18 and together would have a son and a daughter. The couple were frequent travelers, having visited many countries, including Iran, China, Japan, and Israel. Dobin was also an avid golfer and painter who volunteered at the Nassau County Museum of Art for many years. She continued to volunteer until she was 108 when the COVID-19 pandemic began.
A large celebration was held at Dobin’s care home to commemorate her 110th birthday in 2021. She stated, “I lived a life – a good life – I did what I wanted, I traveled all over the world, I’ve made very good friends.” At the time, she spent much of her time painting, watching Jeopardy! on TV, and playing games such as bingo and bridge with other residents. She later moved to the Nautilus Hotel in Atlantic Beach, where she was known as “Queenie” or “The Queen” because of her elegant dress sense.
Henrietta Dobin died in Atlantic Beach, New York, USA on 1 September 2022, at the age of 111 years, 15 days. At the time of her death, she was the second-oldest known living person in New York, behind Hattie Hill.
LongeviQuest congratulates Henrietta Dobin’s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Dobin’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Mamie Tarver at 110 years old. She was an American supercentenarian whose age has been validated by LQ.
Tarver was born as Mamie Mae Murphy on 18 April 1907, in Abbeville, Henry County, Alabama, USA. Franklin Murphy, her father, was of African American descent, and her mother, Nancy Murphy, was white. She had four siblings when her family moved to Newark, New Jersey when she was just eight years old.
When she was 15 years old, she married Peter Tarver on 30 May 1922. The couple had a total of nine children comprised of six sons and three daughters.
Mrs. Tarver worked as a domestic worker and a caterer. In 1955, the Ladies’ Home Companion magazine featured Mrs. Tarver for her hors d’oeuvres.
At the age of 110 years old, Mamie Tarver passed away on 19 December 2017, in Cranford, New Jersey, USA.
For more information, please view Mamie Tarver’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is glad to announce the age validation of Launa Mitchell at 110 years old. She is the second-oldest living supercentenarian in New Jersey after Susan Keane.
Mrs. Mitchell was born on 23 May 1913 in New Jersey. She was among the 8.8% of students who would finish 12th grade in 1932. Five years later, she married John Douglas Mitchell in 1937. Her husband left to serve in World War II, and she entered the workforce and kept working even after Mr. Mitchell’s return from the war.
Starting from 1940, Mrs. Mitchell was employed as a saleswoman at Silver’s 5¢ to 1$ store. Consecutively, she was also an office clerk at Tepper’s Department Store in South Plainfield. She also became a bank teller and later an assistant treasurer at the Plainfield Saving and Loan Association. The couple moved to Venture, California but decided to return and settle in Lakewood, New Jersey.
Mrs. Mitchell is currently active while staying in a nursing home at the age of 110 years old.
For more information, please view Launa Mitchell’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.
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.