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BIOGRAPHY

Ida Zoccarato was born in Vigonza, Padua, Veneto, Italy, on 24 May 1909. Her parents were Angelo Zoccarato and Amelia Pinton.

On 18 February 1939, she married Mario Nostran. The couple had two children, Edda and Pietro. While registering the birth of her son in 1943, she learned that her husband was killed in the war, and that his body was in Leipzig. His body was returned to the family after 27 years and was buried in Ponte di Brenta in Padua. In 1964, she moved to Ponte di Brenta in Padua along with her son.

At the time of her 110th birthday in May 2019, she had four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In 2020, she suffered a heart attack. In autumn 2020, at the age of 111, she contracted COVID-19 during the coronavirus pandemic. However, by 15 December 2020 she had successfully recovered, making her one of the oldest known survivors of the disease.

Zoccarato passed away in Padua, Veneto, Italy, on 16 January 2022, at the age of 112 years, 237 days.

(Partially sourced from Gerontology Wiki)

RECOGNITION

Her age was verified by Alessandro Delucchi, and validated by the ESO on 3 November 2020.

On 27 August 2021, following the death of 112-year-old Maria Oliva, she became the oldest living person in Italy, at the age of 112.

On 24 November 2021, she became the last Italian person born in the 1900’s decade, following the death of Maria Antonia D’Amore (who was nearly five months younger than Zoccarato).

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