|Birth:||28 July 1903|
|Death:||19 October 2017|
Saint Maximin, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
|Age:||114 years, 83 days|
Rondello was born in Bretagne, France. When her father, a fisherman, passed away while she was a child, she had to take care of her two younger sisters. In 1919, at the age of 16, she quit school to help support the family and started working as a hotel worker and tailor. She married a cheramist named Etienne François Rondello on 2 October 1929. The couple had a daughter named Yvette.
Around 1941, Rondello moved to a Southeast French town called Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume because of the German and Italian occupation of the country. She also worked as a chef for an upper-middle class family and retired in 1976. Her husband died in 1984.
In 2010, Rondello had a fall while visiting her daughter, and was subsequently wheelchair-bound and moved to a nursing home in Saint Maximin, France.
On her 110th birthday, it was reported that Rondello was still an avid reader and kept up with current events and news. She claimed that she didn't have any secrets for her longevity. On her 112th birthday, it was reported that she had poor hearing, but was still mentally aware. She died on 19 October 2017 aged 114 years, 83 days.
- Gerontology Research Group
- Décès d'Honorine Rondello à 114 ans un moment considérée comme la doyenne des français
- Nice Matin 4 August 2013
- Saint-Maxim 2014
- Var-Matin 30 July 2015
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