LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Concetta Rafter at 110 years old. She was an American supercentenarian born to Italian immigrant parents on 1 January 1910 in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

A doctor told Rafter’s mother when she was 8 years old that she wouldn’t live much longer. On the contrary, her mother gave her a special diet of chicken, goat milk, and raw egg, and she lived.

She worked as a seamstress during the early part of her life and volunteered much of her time at Holy Child R.C. Church in Eltingville.

On her 106th birthday in 2016. (Source: SI Live)
On her 106th birthday in 2016.
(Source: SI Live)

At some point in her life, she had a son named after her husband when she married Patrick Joseph Rafter. When she was 65 years old, she learned how to drive so that she could assist in raising her four grandsons when their mother died.

Concetta Rafter passed away on 22 April 2020 in Staten Island, New York, USA. She was 110 years old and was staying at Clove Lakes Health Care & Rehabilitation Center when she passed away.

For more information, please view Concetta Rafter’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Millie Berry of the United States at the age of 110 years. She was born in New York City, New York, United States on 25 May 1909 and passed away in New York City on 22 April 2020. She was the third of nine children.

On her 110th birthday in 2019. (Source: Twitter/THECITYNY)
On her 110th birthday in 2019.
(Source: Twitter/THECITYNY)

In 1928, she married Leroy Edward Berry. They had three daughters. Mrs. Berry worked in a factory on Park Avenue, making artillery belts, and later as a lab tech in the microbiology department at New York Presbyterian Hospital for 30 years until she retired in her 60s.

LongeviQuest congratulates Millie Berry’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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