Angela Case
Angela Case
Validated

Angela Case (21 July 1899 – 17 August 2011) was an Italian supercentenarian whose age is validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).

Biography

Angela Case was born in Castelfranco Veneto, Veneto, Italy on 21 July 1899. In 1918, aged 17, she had to leave her birthplace when the battle of Caporetto took place. As a refugee in Bari, Puglia, she met her future husband Salvino Petrone. Angela and Salvino fled to Brazil as Salvino's family did not approved their marriage since Angela was considered to be 'too poor' for Salvino. They stayed in South America for six years.

In 1945, they moved back to Castelfranco Veneto. They had four children: Maria, Benita, Teresa and Cataldo. Maria died in 1999. In 1995, Angela moved to the 'Domenico Sartor' retirement home. On her 112th birthday, she was the oldest living person in the province of Treviso, the third oldest living person in Veneto and the sixth oldest living person in Italy. At that time, she was still in good health and her memory remained lucid. She reportedly never drank alcohol or smoked.

Angela Case died in a hospital in Castelfranco Veneto, Veneto, Italy on 17 August 2011 at the age of 112 years, 27 days.

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