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Desolina Fanti
Desolina Fanti
Desolina Fanti on her 108th birthday.
Birth: 31 May 1907
Nogent-l'Artaud, Hauts-de-France, France
Death: 18 September 2017
Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Age: 110 years, 110 days
Country: FranceFRAItaly ITA

Desolina Fanti-Zirri (née Fanti) (31 May 1907 – 18 September 2017) was a French-Italian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She was the 11th-oldest known person in Italy at the time of her death on 18 September 2017.


Desolina Fanti was born on 31 May 1907 in Nogent-l'Artaud, Aisne, Hauts-de-France, France. She moved to Italy with her family when she was a child. For many years she lived in Mattaleto (Langhirano), and then moved to Parma. As a young housewife, she worked as a servant for several families.

She later married a man with the surname Zirri. The couple had a daughter Maria Luisa.

Throughout her life, Desolina had a passion for football, and attended games at the Stadio Ennio Tardini for over 90 years. Her favourite colour was pink, she loved to play bingo, and also read the Gazzetta di Parma every morning as of her 108th birthday.

Fanti died in Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, on 18 September 2017 at the age of 110 years, 110 days.