Josefina Neto de Assis Silveira
Josefina Neto de Assis Silveira
Birth: 22 March 1902
Lamim, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Death: 24 March 2015
Mooca, São Paulo, Brazil
Age: 113 years, 2 days
Country: BrazilBRA

Josefina Net(t)o de Assis Silveira (22 March 1902 – 24 March 2015) was a Brazilian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Neto de Assis Silveira was born in Rio Espera (or Lamim), Minas Gerais, Brazil, on 22 March 1902. Her parents were Luiz Gonzaga de Assis and Adelaide Netto de Assis. Her maternal grandfather was Jose Francisco Netto (1827–1886). In the early hours of 19 May 1910, she saw Halley's Comet on the sky.

On 22 February 1930, she married Jacob Nogueira da Silveira (1905–1982) in Rio Espera, Minas Gerais. Her husband was a dentist, merchant and councilman. They had three children - Aloisio, Jose and Geraldo (aged 71 in 2013), and they adopted one child, Nazinha (aged 86 in 2013).

In the late 1950s, the couple and children moved to Sao Paulo after Jacob received an invitation from his friend to work there.

Neto de Assis Silveira passed away on 24 March 2015 in São Paulo, Brazil at the age of 113 years, 2 days.


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