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.