Bernice Emerson Madigan


Age: 115

Summary: oldest person in Massachusetts and the world's fifth-oldest person at the time of her death who had said her secrets to a long life included a positive attitude, no children, a hot breakfast, glass of wine, and a spoonful of honey every day.

Cause of Death: In her sleep

Born: July 24, 1899

Died: January 3, 2015

Williamstown, Massachusetts