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Oldest resident in Massachusetts dies at age 111

Mary Marques was believed to be the world's 22d-oldest person, according to the Gerontology Research Group, which validates birthdates of those over 110, known as supercentenarians. Mary Marques was believed to be the world's 22d-oldest person, according to the Gerontology Research Group, which validates birthdates of those over 110, known as supercentenarians. (Robert Young/Gerontology Research Group)
By Alice C. Elwell and Beth Daley
Globe Correspondent And Globe Staff / January 6, 2008

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The memories Mary Marques related to her family were as sharp as they were long. At 5, she dozed while tending goats in the hills of Portugal and, after being spanked, was told to find the lost animals. More than a century later, she remembered dancing a careful waltz for her 105th birthday. (Full article: 745 words)

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