LongeviQuest is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Mrs. Matilda D’Souza, who held the distinction of being India’s oldest known living resident. According to an article published by O Heraldo, she passed away on 17 September, at the final age of 111 years, 327 days.
Mrs. D’Souza was born in Calangute, Goa, India, on 25 October 1911. She married at the age of 19 and had four children. Sadly, her husband passed away approximately 20 years after their marriage. Following his passing, she lived in London for a period, where some of her descendants resided. In 1973, she assumed the role of the founding president of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SSVP) in Calangute, an organization dedicated to providing medical care to the poor.
Mrs. D’Souza was India’s oldest living person whose age had been successfully validated with documentation, and she was the second supercentenarian overall to pass away in India.
LongeviQuest is extending our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Mrs. D’Souza.
For more information, please view Matilda D’Souza’s Directory Profile here.