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Ada Avila

Fabrizio Villatoro
Validated By: Fabrizio Villatoro On Date: Mar. 26th 2023

Ada Felicita Avila (née Loor Zambrano) was an Ecuadorian-born American supercentenarian who, at the time of death, was the oldest living person in the U.S. state of Florida, and the oldest (known) living Ecuadorian-born person in the world.


Ada Avila was born as Ada Felicita Loor Zambrano in Portoviejo, Manabí Province, Ecuador, on 14 January 1910. She had eight children. She ran a school in Ecuador.

In 1955, she moved to New York, USA with her family. After arriving, she took sewing classes because she couldn’t be a teacher anymore as she didn’t speak English.

As of her 113th birthday, she had 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Ada Avila passed away in Deltona, Florida, USA, on 11 June 2023, at the age of 113 years, 148 days.

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Her age was verified by Verdi Avila (her son), Fabrizio Villatoro and Stefan Maglov, and validated by LongeviQuest on 26 March 2023.

At the time of death, she was the fourth-oldest living person in the United States, after Edie Ceccarelli, Elizabeth Francis, and Pearl Berg.

Following her death, Anna Natella became the oldest known living person in Florida.

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* Deltona resident turns 109-years-old – FOX 35 Orlando, 13 January 2019

* Tiene 113 años y es la persona más longeva en Florida: esta es Ada Ávila – Telemundo Orlando, 17 January 2023