U.S. Senator Joe Manchin posted this 2008 photo with his mother, Mary Manchin, last week.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s mother, Mary Manchin, died Monday. She was 91.

The senator released the following statement:

“Today, the good Lord brought my dear mother home to rest in eternal peace next to my father. Gayle and I, and our entire family, are saddened by the loss of my beloved mother who touched so many in her life, but we know that she is now in a better place. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers.”

Manchin said last week during an appearance on MetroNews Talkline that his mother wasn’t feeling well.

“Mom’s 91 God bless her,” Manchin said on Talkline. “She’s always been at my side and my best cheerleader, but you know, time is catching up with us.”

Manchin said his mother had been on oxygen but was able to stay at home under the watchful eye of his sisters Paula and Janet. The interview ended with the senator thinking about Mother’s Day.

“If you have your mother, God bless ya, and if you thought you were too busy to visit her take a little extra time and go,” Manchin said.

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  • Jonus Grumby

    My condolences and sympathies to Joe and his family. Unfortunate timing around Mother's Day. Our thoughts are with you!

  • GoEers

    My sincere condolences go out to Senator Manchin and his family.

  • gibbs

    mary was a good woman, prayers are with the manchin family


    Dear Joe, Gayle and all of the Manchin family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this great loss. Yes, time is catching up with all of us, as you said, but it is still painful as we age and lose friends and loved ones. May you all be comforted by the 91 years of beautiful memories and the firm belief that she now walks again with your father and "our Father, Who art in Heaven". Condolences and prayers to you all. Love,
    George & Judy

  • Delegate Mike Caputi

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Senator.

    Mike & Tina

  • Mike

    Sickest comment I've ever read on this site. No excuse for you.

  • Guardian

    Having lost my own mother a few years back and my mother-in-law last year, I know the intense pain and feeling of loss that the Senator is feeling. My prayers and condolences to the Senator and his family.

  • Mark Musick

    Senator Manchin, We are sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.

    Mark Musick and family,
    Michele, Anna, and Joey

  • Jon and Judy Hunter

    Senator, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the Manchin family as you grieve the passing of your dear mother. Jon and Judy Hunter.

  • George

    A sad Mothers Day for the Senator...Peace in Christ.............

  • Mason County Contrarian

    Condolences to Senator Manchin and family. The passing of a loved one bridges any or all politics.

  • Curly Joe

    Family, both his and Gayle's, mean so much to Joe. His love, devotion and respect for their family is a lesson for each of us. This good trait is one Joe was born with and he sincerely practices it every day.
    May Mrs. Manchin rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon her.

  • ViennaGuy

    My condolences to the Manchin family.

  • Frank & Helen Tsutras

    Joe-----Helen and I convey our thoughts and prayers to you and all members of the Manchin Family on the passing of your Mother, Mary Manchin.
    Best wishes and prayers.
    Frank & Helen Tsutras, 6264 Glenwilton Lane, Williamsburg, VA 23188.

    • PCM

      1) I'd be very careful about putting a full name and especially an address out on the internet. Just be careful.

      2) Rick, yes it is your opinion and you do have the right. Politics aside, most reasonable people wouldn't appreciate others saying nasty things about their mother in a similar situation.

      3) Condolences to the Manchin family!

  • Daniel Williams

    My deepest sympathy goes out to the Manchin family.