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BIOGRAPHY

Tiraboschi was born in Oltre il Colle, Lombardy, Italy, on 19 April 1910.

In 1938, she married Angelo Brozzoni. The couple moved to Ambra di Zogno. Her husband was a surveyor, and the couple had four children: Maria, Pietro, Luciana, and Roberto. In 1955, the family moved to Bergamo. She was a housewife. The family always spent their summers at her husband’s parents’ house in Costa Serina. Her husband passed away in 1990.

Even in her centenarian years, she remained very attached to her birthplace and continued to visit it every summer. After a bad fall on January 1, 2021, she broke her femur and underwent surgery. The operation was successful, followed by a period of rehabilitation. Afterwards, she required daily assistance from her family and had to use a wheelchair. At the age of 111, she remained very active and lucid, with a great love for Bergamo cuisine, especially polenta. She was also a dedicated fan of the Atalanta BC football club and never missed a single match. When asked about the secret of her longevity, her daughter Maria commented that it was likely due to her genes and character, as well as her habit of always smiling at life and, above all, looking forward. In the weeks leading up to her passing, her health deteriorated to the point where she needed a respirator.

Tiraboschi passed away in Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy, on 7 May 2022, at the age of 112 years, 18 days. She was survived by her four children, one grandson, and two great-grandchildren.

RECOGNITION

Following the passing of Carlotta Brega (30 January 1910 – 19 January 2020), she became the oldest (known) living person in the region of Lombardy, at the age of 109 years, 275 days.

Tiraboschi’s age was verified by Paolo Scarabaggio and validated by the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO) on 2 March 2021.

On 16 January 2022, following the passing of 112-year-old Ida Zoccarato, she became the oldest living person in Italy, at the age of 111 years, 272 days. However, she was not the oldest Italian-born person in the world, as three emigrants were older: Delio Venturotti of Brazil, and Catherine Abate and Frances Pisano, both of the United States. Pisano passed away the following month, while Abate passed away on May 7, the same day as Tiraboschi.

Following her passing, Domenica Ercolani succeeded her as the oldest living person in Italy, and Luigia Gorla succeeded her as the oldest living person in Lombardy.

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