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Two Of The World's Oldest People Pass Away Only Hours Apart

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This is kind of a bummer.

Two of the oldest people in the world passed away this past Sunday - and only HOURS apart.

What are the odds of that??!

Mary Joesphine Ray, who was the oldest living person in the USA, died at 114 in New Hampshire.

She apparently had remained ACTIVE until about two weeks before her passing!


Her granddaughter, Katherine Ray, said:

"She just enjoyed life. She never thought of dying at all. She was planning for her birthday party."

Daisey Bailey, who was just a month shy of 114, died hours later in Detroit. She was unfortunately suffering from dementia.

L. Stephen Coles, director of the Gerontology Research Group, said:

"It's very rare that two of our supercentenarians die on the same day."

Yeah, seriously. WOW.

So, so sad.

It must be hard to outlive your family and friends, but we hope they both lived full and happy lives!

We sincerely hope Mary and Daisey are somewhere at peace.

[Image via AP Images.]

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45 comments to “Two Of The World's Oldest People Pass Away Only Hours Apart”

  1. 1

    Uhm…everybody dies. 114 years is a good run. What? they were supposed to live forever?

  2. 2

    Friggin 114, can you imagine? You saw everything. The mailman was coming on horseback. Airplanes, Phones, TV, Movies, Cars. That is insane. Seriously…..she would have been born with the family using an outhouse I bet. Thats a trip.

  3. 3

    Bless her heart! She looks great for 114. I would have loved to talk to her about the 1800's

  4. 4

    Little slow with this story. It is not really sad, maybe a bit sentimental. They lived a long life and where not at top form. By the way they are not somewhere at peace unless you consider bones and flesh peace. But in reality they are nothing anymore. Another part of this story that you missed is another lady from New York State who was 111 years died today also. And a woman from near Atlantic City turned 109 on Saturday.

  5. 5

    aww may they both rest in peace. Hopefully they did leave a full life and enjoyed every moment with their families.

  6. 6

    By the way they were not the oldest in the world. Mary Joesphine Ray was the oldest American at the time of her death and second oldest in the world. The other one was a couple weeks or months younger. They were alive in the late 1800's. Wow that is so amazing. By the way there are 3 world war 1 veterans still alive. Two men that saw action and a female. I think they are 109.

  7. 7

    It's obviously not strange to die at 114…but yeah of course, for them 2 to die hours apart is really coincedental…what the odds?

  8. 8

    Why is it sad?
    It would be sadder if they kept on living.

  9. 9

    Re: Frag The Paps – my dad is not 40 yet and he grew up using an outhouse!

  10. 10

    Why is this "so, so sad". They lived 114 years already. Perez, what you get sad about is really pathetic.

  11. 11

    Re: DebDebs – me too!

    R.i.P. Ladies!!

  12. 12

    Re: judalon – You are sad.

  13. 13

    My mother in law knew this lady, she lived at the nursing home she worked at in Westmoreland NH

  14. 14

    Perez you and I are very polar. I'm a born again Christian and I'll guess that you are not. I'm writing to compliment you on various comments that you have expressed, comments that I have found to be warm and oddly moral? Obviously we do not agree about homosexuality, but there are posts that you made that I find myself saying, "Right on Perez"!

  15. 15

    What a racist bastard to post only the pic of the white lady and not the black even though this article is about the both of them. Shame on you!

  16. 16

    Re: msbleckleron – Right, mother grew up poor using an outhouse and she was born in 55'.

  17. 17

    Re: stamina – are you for fucking real? my condolences to the people who have to deal w/ your hypocritical *born again* bs on a daily basis.

  18. 18

    Awesome! Congrats to them and may they have many accolades on the other side…
    They damn sure deserve it!
    Life is seriously fleeting….A gorgeous reward for all. God Bless Them!
    For those who question the reality of the after life, there is nothing one can say to convince you ever. I have gone and come back and feel so fortunate.
    It isn't something to tell someone about, yet something you will eventually experience yourselves. It is beyond words and beautiful..
    The perez blog is just a silly guilty "life" pleasure of mine . This stuff isn't even a zit when u cross over….

  19. 19

    What a coincedence…yeah right, they were old as FUCK

  20. 20

    Re: PerezTheBlogNazi

    Umm maybe cuz Perez didn't HAVE a picture of the black lady.
    All of you seriously piss me off. OMG EVERYTHING is racist to you people.
    obama was supposed to be on the coin. FOR FREAKIN WHAT? cuz he is black.
    THAT, my friend, IS RACIST.

    just tellin the truth.

  21. 21

    I will always remember her for her role as the witch in Snow White and for her role as Beaker in the Broadway production of The Muppet's. You will be missed old lady.

  22. 22

    Re: PerezTheBlogNazi – cry me a fucking river.

  23. 23

    it sucks that all of theirs families memories are washed away gone she cold tell there kids history damn and it sucks not knowing your past picturesthat they took omg it makes me wanna cry that they took

  24. 24

    May there souls be joyous. You lived a long life and Im hopeing it was a wonderful one. God Bless you both, and your families. Rock on in heaven sisters.

  25. 25


    i hope i don't see a day over 90. period.

    these ole mo fo's weren't going out like that.

  26. 26

    Dude..they were old as dirt…. None of their friends or even many of their family members were still alive… When you get that old, the only surprise is when you actually wake up in the morning…

  27. 27

    Re: residentevil808 – Holy cow, dude! Have you never heard of punctuation???

  28. 28

    Re: pookie101 – Aww let me guess: there was a blinding light at the end of the tunnel, and then you saw one of your dead relatives standing there, waiting for you to join. But then you were sent back to life to complete your purpose. Did I guess it right?

  29. 29

    Uhhh..what is "So, so sad" about dying at 114 fucking years old? Dying at 20, or 40…yea. But not 114. Thats is very, very expected.

  30. 30

    i think they'll be ok. Everybody needs to die some day, may they rest in peace

  31. 31

    Maybe they were twins seperated at birth.

  32. 32

    Poor heidi, really aged after her surgery .

  33. 33

    100, million $$$$$$$$ hahahaha lilo thinks a baby is refering to her !!!!
    and that she , lilo only has one name, like MADONNA , WHO HAS A TALENT AND

  34. 34

    Re: tom951 – that is just amazing. what they would hav seen, the chnages…

  35. 35

    just because it's expected doesn't mean it's not still sad. if it were your mother and she died at that age, would be sad. i'm just directing this at the emotionless pricks that are obviously just looking for an excuse to leave some bitchy, catty comment. you know who you are >=(

  36. 36

    After 90 your kinda just waiting and prepared for it to happen, their funeral should have been a celebration atleast that's how I would want my funeral if I lived till more than 100

  37. 37

    14 years past due for me. i've told everyone when i make 100 blow my brains out.

  38. 38

    First Corey Haim dies and now Madonna too????

  39. 39

    [re=4825526]Re: amanda

  40. 40

    Re: adriana860 – You say;"Maybe he didnt have a picture of the other lady…"
    How strange because I have seen a pic up of BOTH ladies posted together on another site Einstein. And why tha fuck NOT post a pic of both of them instead of just ONE when you are talking about TWO people? And fyi, I dont make EVERYTHING about race and stop generalizing me talkin about "You people". For all you know I could be white and what would ya say to that then? The point iz Perez posted a pic of one fucking woman while talking about two people which doesnt make any fucking sense. In case you wern't aware this is a blog sight and I have a right (just like you) to an opinion and dont take your anger out on me because we have a black president instead of a racist bigoted peckerwood. Thank you and have a blessed day!
    P.S. When you ASSume, you make an ASS out of yourself bb, tootles!

  41. missB says – reply to this


    this gives me so much inspiration

  42. 42

    wow what a life! so much has changed since… umm… 1896! she must've scene everything! KUDOS TO YOU MARY!!!!

  43. missB says – reply to this


    Re: PerezTheBlogNazi – u didnt say he left out one of the ladies you said he left out the BLACK lady. THAT was your point, don't try to change it. and by "you people" that person meant people who make everything about race, not black people.

  44. 44

    Re: missB – What tha fuck? Why not say; "He left out the "black" lady?" The woman WAS in fact black. Just stating the facts…Jack.

  45. 45

    There is nothing to be sad about. Mary and Daisey both lived well over a century, and I am sure they had happy, productive lives. If they were they outlived their respective loved ones, then I am happy for them that they are now reunited with them-together forever.

    Rest in Sweet Peace Mary and Daisey. ♥