The second-oldest living person in Italy’s region of Apulia, Mrs. Annina Lippolis, passed away on June 17th, at the age of 110 years, 260 days.

Lippolis was born in Noci, Apulia, Italy, on 1 October 1913 (claimed 18 September), as the ninth of 13 siblings. She attended the rural school of Murgia Albanese until the third grade, after which she taught herself the hairdressing trade. In 1938, she married Giovanni Delfine, whom she had met at a dance party. She witnessed her husband depart for the front during World War II. With the assistance of some neighbors, she successfully sustained her family. Her husband was reported missing for two years in the war. Upon his return, she continued the knitting business alongside him. She had three children: Lucia, Nicola and Franco.

At the age of 105, she had 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. On her 110th birthday, she received a parchment from Pope Francis and a bouquet of flowers from the Mayor of Bari, Antonio Decaro.

LongivQuest sends our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Annina Lippolis.

For more information, kindly visit her Directory Profile here.