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Couple die just 32 hours apart, don't know other is dead

One couple in New Jersey had been married for 67 years and they died just one day apart, in different hospitals.

But the one didn't know the other had passed.

"I wonder why they were not in the same hospital," says San Francisco resident, Doris Reid.

The Huffington Post says that Olympia DeNittis, aged 95, died in Edison, New Jersey, last Sunday, after a battle with pneumonia, according to the Asbury Park Press

Then Michael DeNittis, aged 94, died the very next day in New Brunswick, NJ.

The family of Michael DeNittis never told him about Olympia's death, hoping he'd keep trying to fight the colon cancer he'd been plagued with for four years, says the New Jersey Star-Ledger.

Yet the family thinks Michael may have already known Olympia had died. He had dreamt about it. In reality, the couple died just 32 hours apart, in separate Middlesex County hospitals.

"It was bizarre," states his granddaughter, AnnMarie McDonald. "I think instinctually he knew she had died."

The couple had been childhood sweethearts and lived a block away from each other in Port Reading, NJ. They married after World War II.

Michael was described as "dying of a broken heart," says McDonald, and he wanted to die first "so he wouldn’t have to enter heaven without her there to welcome him."

AnneMarie says the whole family is devastated:

"They were both remarkable people. We relied on their guidance and insight until the end. And now they’re together."


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