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Andrée Guyon, France’s 3rd Oldest Known Person, Dies at 112

On her 111th birthday in 2022. (Source: @DR/actu.fr) On her 111th birthday in 2022. (Source: @DR/actu.fr)

LongeviQuest is saddened to report the passing of Andrée Guyon. She was born in the commune of Aize, Indre Department, Centre-Val de Loire Region, France on 6 June 1911. She passed away in Saint-Éliph, Eure-et-Loir Department, Centre-Val de Loire Region, France, on 25 November 2023, at the age of 112 years. Following her passing, Lucienne Moreau succeeded her as the oldest living resident of the Centre-Val de Loire Region. At the time of her death, Guyon was the third-oldest living person in France, behind Marie-Rose Tessier and Andrée Bertoletto. Her age has been validated by the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO).

On her wedding day in 1937. (Source: Geneanet)
On her wedding day in 1937.
(Source: Geneanet)

Guyon got married in 1937 and had two daughters. She moved to Saint-Éliph in 1941 and worked as a cook for a family in Champrond-en-Gâtine, while her husband managed the forestry estate. She continued to work as a cook until she was 99 and moved back to Saint-Éliph.

Aged 107. (Source: L'Action Républicaine)
Aged 107.
(Source: L’Action Républicaine)

In June 2011, she celebrated her 100th birthday with 80 family members. As a centenarian, she had six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. In the winter of 2015, Guyon underwent a leg amputation and required a wheelchair. However, she remained optimistic and attributed her longevity to good humor and hard work. At the age of 108, she was still interested in the news from France and around the world.

LongeviQuest is extending our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Mrs. Andrée Guyon.

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