Anna Natella is an Italian-born American supercentenarian born on 21 November 1912 in Irsina, Basilicata, Italy. She immigrated to the United States with her family when she was 13 years old. She lived in New York and later in Milburn, New Jersey. Natella was hard-working even as a young girl. She had to drop out of school to help support her family and she taught herself how to read and write in English using a dictionary.
Natella married in 1937 and had two daughters. In her later years, she and her husband moved to Florida. Natella eventually moved into an assisted living facility. At the age of 107, she was still able to walk unassisted and climb stairs every day.
On 11 June 2023, following the death of 113-year-old Ada Avila, she became the oldest known living person in the U.S. state of Florida.
For more information, please view Anna Natella’s Directory Profile here.
The oldest living Italian woman, Domenica Ercolani, passed away in Pesaro in the region of Marche, on 17 November 2023, at the age of 113.
Born in Urbino, Marche, Italy, on 3 July 1910, she got married at some point and raised her children as a housewife while her husband worked a station manager.
On 7 May 2022, she became the oldest known living person in Italy, succeeding Angela Tiraboschi upon her passing. Subsequently, she became the oldest person ever to reside in the region of Marche. At the time of her passing, she was sixth-oldest living person in Europe and was the 12th-oldest person ever to pass away in Italy.
LongeviQuest sends our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Mrs. Ercolani.
LongeviQuest is delighted to share that Ines Sommovigo, Italy’s fourth-oldest Living Person, celebrates 112th birthday. She is an Italian supercentenarian known as the current oldest living person in the region of Liguria.
Ines Sommovigo was born on 6 November 1911 in La Spezia, Liguria, Italy.
At some point in her life, she married Lorenzo Majoli and had three children with him. Unfortunately, their first child died after being given the wrong injection.
During the World War II, her family hid a Jewish family and her brother-in-law in the cellar of the Majoli house.
At the age of 109, she got the COVID-19 virus but successfully healed from it.
Ines currently lives in La Spezia, Liguria, Italy, where she is the current oldest living person.
LongeviQuest sends our warmest greetings for the celebration of Ines’ 112th birthday.
For more information, please visit Ines Sommovigo’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is delighted to share that Pierina Pensa, the longest living resident of Lombardy, Italy, turns 110 years old. She is a recently turned Italian supercentenarian born in Castiglione Intelvi where she lived and would have met her future husband.
She married Alberto Botta and the couple had four children together. Unfortunately, her husband passed away in 1986, making her a widow at that time that will take care of their children alone.
Her 110th birthday celebration was filled with bouquet of flowers, cake, and hugs from people that are important and special for the celebrant. The party was also graced by the mayors of Centro Valle Intelvi and Alta Valle Intelvi, Mayor Mario Pozzi and Mayor Marcello Grandi, respectively. Both are wearing tri-color sash around their necks.
She is currently living in RSA Valle Intelvi Retirement Home where she also celebrates her 110th birthday. Pierina moved and even sang during the party that was being celebrated for her.
Her youngest son, Marsilio, now 72, revealed her mother’s longevity to be, “Singing was always her passion, but I think mom’s elixir of long life was coffee. She always drank it and even today she drinks it with gusto and pleasure.”
The entire staff of Pellio RSA retirement home stopped by to celebrate with Pierina. According to her, this place is where she is loved and pampered.
LongeviQuest extends our warmest greetings of celebration for Pierina Pensa’s 110th birthday and wishes her the best.
Claudia Baccarini was born in Faenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy on 13 October 1910. She lived through epochal events such as 2 world wars, an economic crisis, and the COVID global pandemic. Her age has been validated by the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO) on 28 March 2021.
Baccarini currently lives in Faenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
For more information, please view Claudia Baccarini’s Directory Profile here.
Giuseppa Salerno was an Italian supercentenarian born on 17 June 1911 in Naples, Campania, Italy. She was recognized as the fifth-oldest living person in the country at the time of her death. Her age has been validated by the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO).
When she was 110 years old, she already had five children, 24 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
Giuseppa Salerno passed away on 26 September 2023 in Naples, Campania, Italy, at age 112 years and 101 days old.
LongeviQuest extends our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Giuseppa.
For more information, please visit Salerno’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to report that Michele Cicora, the third oldest known living person in Italy, celebrated his 110th birthday on 15 September 2023. He celebrated this exceptional milestone with his family and loved ones by his side. Cicora received congratulatory messages from everyone and also from the governor of San Giuliano di Puglia, Francesco Roberti. Cicora was reported to be very mentally alert. He told his grandchildren and great-grandchildren many stories about his life and thanked everyone for their well wishes. He also expressed gratitude to God for his long and meaningful life.
LongeviQuest sends our warmest congratulations to Mr. Michele Cicora and his family. We wish you good health and happiness.
Tripolino Giannini is an Italian supercentenarian born on 20 August 1912 in Cecina, Tuscany, Italy. He has two sons, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. In 1929, he participated in the first race of the Targa Cecina, finishing fourth. He served as a Bersaglieri.
On 26 November 2021, following the death of 109-year-old Giuseppe Venturi, he became the oldest known living man in Italy.
On 1 June 2022, following the death of 112-year-old Delio Venturotti of Brazil, he became the oldest known living Italian-born man.
For more information, please view Tripolino Giannini’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is glad to report the addition of Giuseppa Salerno to our ever-growing directory of supercentenarians. She is an Italian supercentenarian born in Naples, Campania, Italy, on 17 June 1911 and the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO) has validated her age at 111 years.
During her 110th birthday, Salerno had five children, 24-grandchildren, 44-great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren. LongeviQuest extends their congratulations to the family of Mrs. Salerno on this posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Giuseppa Salerno’s Directory Profile here.