6 November 1911Arzon, Morbihan, Brittany, France


2 January 2022Vannes, Morbihan, Brittany, France



Anna Quénet

Anna Marie Josèphe Quénet (née Guillo) was a French supercentenarian who was the second-oldest living person in the region of Brittany upon her death. Her age has been validated by the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO) and recognised by LongeviQuest (LQ).

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Quénet was born as Anna Marie Josèphe Guillo in Arzon, Morbihan, Brittany on 6 November 1911 as the youngest of eight children. Her parents, Jean-Marie Guillo and Jeanne-Marie Le Hecho, worked as a bricklayer and a housekeeper respectively. She was married thrice and had two sons, Michel and Jean, with her first husband, sailor Auguste Guepin, whom she married in 1933.

Quénet lived in Paris until she was widowed from her final husband, Pierre-Louis Quénet, in 1965, at which point she returned to Arzon. She lived independently until 2015 when, aged 103, she moved into a nursing home due to worsening eyesight. As a centenarian, she enjoyed knitting and listening to the television.

At the time of her 110th birthday, Quénet had two granddaughters, Brigitte and Claudine, as well as five great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren, and two great-great-great-grandchildren, the younger of whom was three years old. She lived in the same nursing home as Marie-Louise Dressay (1911 – 2021), who was four months her senior.

Quénet died in Vannes, Morbihan, Brittany on 2 January 2022 at the age of 110 years, 57 days.

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Following the death of Marie-Louise Dressay on 5 December 2021, Quénet became Brittany’s second-oldest resident, after Clémence Rioual. She was the oldest native of Brittany from the death of Anne-Marie Papail on 11 April 2021 until her own death.

Quénet’s age was verified by Cyril Depoudent of Les Grands Centenaires Français, and was validated by the ESO on 8 December 2021.

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