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BIOGRAPHY

Dolores Pasquini Boscardin was born in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil on 27 October 1897 (claimed 1896). Her parents were João Pasquini and Adelaide Botturi, who were both of Italian descent. She had four siblings.

On 26 January 1915, at the age of 17, she married João Chiminazzo, but she was widowed before her first child was born. She remarried Constancio Boscardin on 12 February 1920. The couple had two children: Moacyr Boscardin (1920–2002), and Maria de Lourdes Boscardin (born 1922). She worked as a dressmaker and decorating the carriages for wedding parties and funerals. In the 40s, her business started to go bad and she and her husband chose to close their garage and move in with their daughter Lourdes, who was married. She got widowed in 1984.

In her last years, she was blind.

Pasquini Boscardin died of multiple organ failure in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil on 30 November 2009 at the age of 112 years, 34 days (claimed 113 years, 34 days). She was survived by two children, nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.

RECOGNITION

Her age was verified by Stefan Maglov, and validated by the LAS on 23 January 2022.

ATTRIBUTION

GALLERY

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