Plummer celebrating her 111th birthday in 2019
|Birth:||19 June 1908|
Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
|Age:||112 years, 96 days|
Hazel Plummer was born in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA, on 19 June 1908. She had one brother and one sister, both of whom were older. She grew up a street apart from her future husband, Elmer – although they didn’t know it at the time. The two married in either 1934 or 1935 (sources vary) and had two children, Roger and David.
After the eighth grade, Plummer went to trade school to become a seamstress. She went to work for an upscale designer on Newbury Street in Boston, Massachusetts. After marrying, she raised her children while her husband worked at a steel company and then in the children’s department of a department store. The family moved to Littleton, Massachusetts in 1957, where Plummer has lived since.
After Plummer's father died suddenly aged 74, her mother lived with the family for 22 years until her mother's death aged 94. After her husband's death, Plummer spent 16 years living in her own second-floor apartment before moving in to a nursing home in Littleton, Massachusetts, when she was 109. At the time of her 110th birthday in June 2018, Plummer had six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Plummer became the oldest known living person in the state of Massachusetts following the death of 112 year-old Dorothy Brown on 26 November 2019. In January 2020, her nursing home celebrated her achievement with a special party, and she also received a message from Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.
- Hazel Plummer celebrates her 101st birthday WickedLocal.com, 15 June 2009
- Town’s oldest resident proves optimism can lead to a long, happy life Fifty Plus Advocate, 27 April 2015
- Community Profile: Littleton's oldest resident -- Hazel Plummer WickedLocal.com, 28 February 2017
- Woman celebrates upcoming 109th birthday: 'I don't feel any older' WCVB Channel 5 Boston (on YouTube), 1 June 2017
- Hazel Plummer Turns 110! LCTV (on YouTube), 20 June 2018
- Littleton resident celebrates milestone 110th birthday surrounded by loved ones WickedLocal.com, 29 June 2018
- Plummer turns 111 at Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley Life Care Centers of America, 2019
- Hazel Plummer Celebration Jan 2020 LCTV (on YouTube), 17 January 2020
- Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley resident celebrated as oldest in state Life Care Center of America Nashoba Valley, 12 February 2020
- Wade Plummer Facebook, 12 June 2020
- CCOL - Congregational Church of Littleton, UCC Facebook, 13 June 2020
- 112th birthday Facebook, 19 June 2020
- 2020 Hazel 112 birthday parade LCTV (on YouTube), 19 June 2020