Lavinia Parri
Lavinia Parri
Lavinia Parri in her centenarian years.
Birth: 20 December 1906
Cortona, Tuscany, Italy
Death: 25 December 2016
Castalione del Lago, Umbria, Italy
Age: 110 years, 5 days
Country: Italy ITA
Unvalidated

Lavinia Parri-Faltoni (20 December 1906 – 25 December 2016) was an Italian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She is the third-oldest person to die in the Italian region of Umbria, behind Dante Parlani (1905-2016) and Clelia Campolongo (1906-2016).

Biography

Lavinia Parri was born on 20 December 1906 in Cortona, Tuscany, Italy. As a child, she worked in her family’s fields from dawn until dusk, sometimes walking to the market with a basket of chickens to sell. She later married a man with the surname Faltoni and had a daughter with him. During World War 2, she lost several family members and friends. She voted for Italy to become a republic in the 1946 Italian institutional referendum. After the war, she worked as a housewife.

Lavinia broke her femur aged 107 after a fall, and had to undergo an operation. It was the first time that doctors in the hospital had subjected someone that age to an operation such as the one she had, but it was successful and Lavinia soon recovered. In 2015, on her 109th birthday, she was visited by Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, Archbishop of Perugia (the capital of Umbria). By her 110th birthday, along with her daughter, she had several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

On 25 March 2016, then aged 109, Lavinia became the oldest person in Umbria, Italy, following the death of 110-year-old Dante Parlani, who is the oldest person ever to die in Umbria.

Lavinia Parri died on 25 December 2016 in Castalione del Lago, Umbria, Italy, at the age of 110 years, 5 days. Her successor as the oldest person in Umbria was Emma Loreti (born 14 January 1909), who died two weeks later.

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