Quarisa on his 109th birthday
|Birth:||24 August 1909|
Pieve del Grappa, Veneto, Italy
|Age:||110 years, 180 days|
Giovanni Quarisa was born in Pieve del Grappa, Veneto, Italy on 24 August 1909. He worked as a policeman. He was married and had at least two children, daughters Vilma and Mirella.
Quarisa enlisted in the Italian army in 1929. In 1941, he went to fight in World War II, fighting in Spalato, and spending the years of 1943-45 as a prisoner in Dubrovnik (Independent Croatian State, now in Croatia). After the war finished, he walked back to Italy.
On 11 July 2019, after the death of Salvatore Cavallo of Piedmont, Quarisa became the oldest living man in Italy. He celebrated his 110th birthday in August 2019. At that time, he had 14 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He currently lives in Bassano del Grappa, Veneto, Italy, at the age of 110 years, 180 days.
- Uomini italiani più longevi Supercentenari d'Italia
- Festa per "nonno" Giovanni: a 109 anni è il carabiniere più longevo d'Italia Il Gazzettino, 24 August 2018
- Il decano dei centenari è un bassanese: 110 candeline per Quarisa, ex carabiniere L'Eco Vicentino, 24 August 2019
|Italy's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (V • E)|
Battista Beghelli • Giuseppe Jussig • Francesco Paba • Francesco Soldati Gabbini • Vincenzo Pintorno • Unknown • Leonardo Tamasi • Ulrico Miani • Beniamino Vitone • Pasquale Capella • Giuseppe Arena • Luigi Saba • Francesco Carlino • Giuseppe De Bonis • Cesare Di Claudio • Paolo Gioletta • Giovanni Ferzini • Antonio Giacchetti • Giuseppe Varagona • Domenico Minervino • Constanzo Tizzano • Saverio Russo • Filippo Mogavero • Adelmo Meoni • Giuseppe Pinna • Valentino Stella • Antonio Baldo • Antonio Todde • Giovanni Frau • Pasquale Frasconi • Carlo Orelli • Carmine Alfano • Luigi Rava • Dante Gavagnin • Italo Sarrocco • Delfino Borroni • Carlo Dozzi • Giovanni Ligato • Giuseppe Mirabella • Arturo Licata • Salvatore Caruso • Valerio Piroddi • Andrea Lattari • Lorenzo Berzero • Luigi Tomasi • Salvatore Cavallo • Giovanni Quarisa