LongeviQuest is glad to report the addition of Carmelina Augusta Delgado to our ever-growing directory of supercentenarians.. She was the oldest living Portuguese supercentenarian in her country at the time of death. Her age was recently validated by the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO).

Delgado was born in the parish of Cabeça de Igreja (later annexed to the parish of Tuizelo), Municipality of Vinhais, Bragança, Portugal, on 8 November 1900. She left Bragança to live with her godmother, “Dona Inacinha” when she was 10 years old.

At the age of 106. (Source: Portal do Envelhecimento)
At the age of 106.
(Source: Portal do Envelhecimento)

Carmelina left her godmother when she was 23 years old to marry a policeman named Manuel António Gonçalves. Because of his husband’s field of work, they are always moving places as she was accompanying Manuel wherever he was deployed. The couple had two daughters together where one learned to work as a seamstress and the other went to study for school.

Carmelina Delgado passed away in Vimioso, Bragança, Portugal, on 19 May 2013.

For more information, please view Carmelina Augusta Delgado’s Directory Profile here.

The European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO) is an Accredited Partner Organization of LongeviQuest. ESO researchers are represented on the Global Validation Commission by Dr. Andrew Holmes.