2 April 1910Casali del Manco (Trenta), Calabria, Italy


18 February 2022St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida, United States



Frances Pisano

Francesca Catena “Frances” Pisano (née Marrone) was an Italian-born American supercentenarian who was the second-oldest known person in Florida upon her death. Her age has been validated by the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO) and recognised by LongeviQuest (LQ).

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Pisano was born in Casali del Manco, Calabria, Italy on 2 April 1910. She was the youngest of nine children born to Dominick and Marie Stella Marrone. Aged three, she emigrated with her family to the United States, settling in Philadelphia.

In her adult life, Pisano worked as a seamstress, and married Joseph A. Pisano in 1935. The couple had three children: Angelo, Marie, and John. Her daughter and her eldest son both predeceased her.

Pisano moved to Marlton, New Jersey in 1997. The following year, she was widowed after 63 years of marriage.

In March 2007, Pisano relocated to St. Augustine, Florida to be close to her elder son. On her 107th birthday, her granddaughter claimed that her secret to longevity was “good, clean living, her late husband, family, and God.”

Pisano died on 18 February 2022 at the age of 111 years, 322 days. She was survived by her younger son John, as well as seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

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Pisano’s age was verified by Dr. Andrew Holmes and Paolo Scarabaggio, and was validated by the ESO on 11 March 2021.

At the time of her death, Pisano was Florida’s second-oldest resident after Ecuador native Ada Avila. She was also the third-oldest Italian immigrant after Brazil resident Delio Venturotti and Catherine Abate of New York.