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Gelsomina Petrocelli

Stefan Maglov
Validated By: Stefan Maglov On Date: May. 06th 2023

Gelsomina "Gelsy" Petrocelli (née Nappi) was an American supercentenarian whose age has been validated by LongeviQuest.


Petrocelli was born as Gelsomina Nappi in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, on 3 January 1911. Her parents were Italian immigrants John Nappi and Annina Tannicelli. She had two siblings: Antonette and Alfred. She moved to New York State in 1929.

In 1933, she married Frank Petrocelli (1909–1992).

Petrocelli passed away in New York State, USA on 23 May 2022 at the age of 111 years, 140 days.

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At the time of her death, she was the second-oldest known living person in New York, after Sadie Rosenkrantz.

Her age was validated by LongeviQuest on 6 May 2023.

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* “Gelsy Petrocelli Obituary” – Moloney Family Funeral Homes

* “Gelsomina “Gelsy” Nappi Petrocelli” – FindAGrave