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July 24, 1899 - January 3, 2015
| Age 115
The Associated Press
CHESHIRE, Massachusetts (AP) — The fifth-oldest person in the world and Massachusetts's oldest resident has died.
Bernice Emerson Madigan, of Cheshire, died at a Williamstown nursing center last weekend. She was 115.
According to the Gerontology Research Group, she was the fifth-oldest person in the world.
Madigan 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...
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