Republic Of Ireland’s Oldest person, Mary Coyne, Dies At 108 (Photo)

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Mary Coyne who was Republic of Ireland’s oldest person, has died at the age of 108.

Coyne is a native of Castlerea in County Roscommon, and was the mother of two children, Tom and Pauline, and was a grandmother and great grandmother. Her husband, Roger, died some years ago.

Eight years ago, she received the centenarian medal from Irish President, Michael D Higgins. She became the oldest person in Ireland following the death of Dubliner Elizabeth Dempsey last year.

When she was interviewed by a reporter on reaching her 100th birthday, Mrs Coyne attributed her longevity to “taking life one day at a time”. Her funeral will take place in Castlerea, Roscommon, on Wednesday.

Republic Of Ireland’s Oldest person, Mary Coyne, Dies At 108

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