Catena Cavallaro
Catena Cavallaro
Catena Cavallaro
Birth: 8 October 1907
Catania, Sicily, Italy
Death: 13 October 2018
Briarcliff Manor, New York, USA
Age: 111 years, 5 days
Country: Italy ITA United StatesUSA

​Angela Maria Catena Cavallaro ​(née Pagano; 8 October 1907 – 13 October 2018) was an Italian-born American supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group.


​Cavallaro was born in Catania, Sicily, Italy, on 8 October 1907. Her parents were Ignazio and Rose (née Emmi) Pagano. She was one of twelve siblings. She met her husband, Carmello Cavallaro, while living in Italy and emigrated to the USA in the 1930s. She and Carmello lived in Pleasantville, New York, until he died in 1961.

After her husband's death, Cavallaro didn't remarry and began living with her eldest son, Ignazio, and his family in Chappaqua, New York.

Cavallaro has jokingly told North Salem News that the secret to her longevity is “a boyfriend,” but her family credits it to a lifetime of made-from-scratch meals using fresh ingredients from her garden. 

Cavallaro died in Briarcliff Manor, New York on 13 October 2018 at the age of 111 years, 5 days.


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