LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Ana Luisa Garcia of Puerto Rico at age 110. She was born in Cidra, Puerto Rico on 22 August 1913. She is currently the oldest known living woman in Puerto Rico. Garcia has 11 siblings and four of her sisters were teachers. This inspired her to be a teacher as well.

(Source: WAPA-TV)

Garcia graduated from a pedagogy school after studying for two years. She began her teaching career in Patillas at the age of 20, commuting to school every day by foot or horseback. She retired from teaching in 1965 but has remained a lifelong learner, reading newspapers and books to this day.

Ana Luisa Garcia currently lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico with her daughter, pianist and composer Awilda Villarini (born 1940).

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LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of  Bienvenido Díaz Guilfú of Puerto Rico at age 111. He was born in Patillas, Puerto Rico on 12 July 1913. He is the first of seven children. He was a farmer in the Mulas barrio of Patillas. He grew various crops, including tobacco, corn, bananas, beans, and pineapples. He sold his produce at the local market.

On his 108th birthday in 2021.
(Source: Teleonce Puerto Rico)

Despite losing his sight to glaucoma 20 years ago, he has remained lucid and healthy in old age. On his 109th birthday in 2022, he had 14 children, 43 grandchildren, 80 great-grandchildren, 28 great-great-grandchildren and two great-great-great-grandchildren.

Bienvenido Díaz Guilfú currently lives in Mulas, Patillas, Puerto Rico, at the age of 110.

For more information, please view Bienvenido Díaz Guilfú’s Directory Profile here.

It is with great sadness that LongeviQuest has to report Puerto Rico’s oldest living person has passed away at 111 years old. Rosa Castrodad Meléndez was a Puerto Rican supercentenarian who was recognized as the oldest known living person in the country. Her age has been validated by the Latin American Supercentenarians (LAS).

Rosa Castrodad Meléndez was born on 20 April 1912 in Cidra, Puerto Rico.

At some point in her life, she married her cousin Pedro Luis Castrodad Meléndez wherein their fathers were brothers. The couple ran a farm with various plants and animals. She also ran a little store that had been open for many years. Her husband passed away in 2009 when he was 96 years old.

At the age of 111.
(Source: Conociendo a Puerto Rico)

Rosa lost one of her breasts because of benign cancer that she got when she was around her 50s or 60s. She also went blind in one eye when she was a centenarian but didn’t need any medication.

Rosa Castrodad Meléndez passed away on 17 July 2023 in Cidra, Puerto Rico, when she was 111 years old.

LongeviQuest extends our warmest condolences to the family and friends of Rosa Castrodad Meléndez.

For more information, please view Rosa Castrodad Meléndez’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of María Anastasia Colón Aponte of Puerto Rico. She was born in Salinas, Puerto Rico on 27 April 1891 and passed away in Salinas on 28 October 2003 at the age of 112 years. María Anastasia was known by her relatives as “Provi” (short for Providencia) and Güelin. She was married to Eusebio Massó Ledée and they had seven children.

LongeviQuest congratulates María Anastasia Colón Aponte’s family on her posthumous recognition.

For more information, please view María Anastasia’s Directory Profile here.