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Sad news | Nellie Graham (102) from Randalstown has passed away


Sad news has emerged that well-known 102 year old Nellie Graham from Randalstown has passed away.

As Northern Ireland’s oldest couple, Nellie and her husband Joseph (Joe) were known as Northern Ireland’s oldest couple.



The couple were married on 23 September 1942 at Grange Presbyterian Church, in Toomebridge. Joseph (aged 102) and Nellie (aged 101) celebrated their 78th wedding anniversary last year.

Joseph passed away peacefully on 5 December 2020, with his beloved Nellie by his side.


Granddaughter Joanne Graham told Love Ballymena:


“Granny Nellie passed away this afternoon aged 102 - reunited with grandad who died last December. She died peacefully in Glenkeen Nursing Home in Randalstown.


“What an amazing lady who had an amazing life.”