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BIOGRAPHY

Genevieve Marszalek was born on Wood Street in Bristol, Rhode Island, USA, on 28 February 1914, to Pasquale “Patsy” and Frances Pangano. She was the second of five daughters. Her sister Sylvia Hall lived to be 102, and her sister Patricia Fojo was still alive at the age of 91 in 2024.

On 15 February 1943, she married Joseph Marszalek, who served with the FBI. The two of them had met while dancing at a hall on High Street. Due to her husband’s job, they moved frequently. They had one son, Robert (Bobby), born in 1945, who tragically lost his life while on duty in Hohenfels, Germany, shortly after his 23rd birthday in 1968. She worked as a typing instructor and bookkeeper.

Since turning 100, Marszalek has celebrated each birthday at the Bristol House of Pizza, a place she has been a loyal customer of for many years. She gave up driving at the age of 102.

On her 110th birthday, it was reported that she remains in remarkable health, still able to walk and maintain good eyesight. Her advice to others is, “Be good to people, and they will be good to you. Isn’t that right? And that’s what I try to do. I try to like people, and they, in return, love me.”

Genevieve Marszalek currently lives in Bristol, Rhode Island, USA.

RECOGNITION

Marszalek is currently the oldest (known) living person in the state of Rhode Island.

ATTRIBUTION

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