|Birth:||11 February 1904|
Ales, Occitanie, France
|Age:||116 years, 230 days|
Lucile Randon was born in Ales, Gard department, Occitanie on 11 February 1904, and has memories of World War I. She served as a governess and teacher in various houses. After World War II, she worked for 28 years at the Hospital of Vichy with orphans and elderly people.
Randon currently lives in Toulon, France.
On 13 July 2017, Randon became the oldest living nun in the world following the death of 115-year-old Marie-Josephine Gaudette of Italy.
Randon became the oldest living person in France following the death of 114-year-old Honorine Rondello on 19 October 2017.
On 11 February 2019, Randon celebrated her 115th birthday, becoming the third person in the history of France to reach this age, after Jeanne Calment and Marie Bremont. On 26 March 2019, she surpassed Bremont’s age to become the second-oldest validated French person ever.
Following the death of 116-year old Maria Giuseppa Robucci-Nargiso of Italy on 18 June 2019, Randon became the oldest living person in Europe and the second-oldest living person in the world.
On 11 February 2020, Randon celebrated her 116th birthday, making her the second French person in history to do so (after Jeanne Calment). She is also the first nun to turn 116.
- Gerontology Research Group
- La Varoise soeur André fête ses ans (link does not go to article)
- Sœur André a 115 ans aujourd'hui et deux souhaits France Inter, 11 February 2019
- The World’s Oldest Nun Celebrates 116th Birthday – Here’s Her Secret to Happiness ChurchPop, 13 February 2020
- EHPAD Sainte Catherine Labouré Facebook, 24 August 2020
|France's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (V • T • E)|
Marie-Philomene Flassayer • Marguerite-Marie Ayne • Rosine Wolff • Desiree Foucher • Marie-Ernestine Compain • Marie-Virginie Duhem • Frederique Noel • Augustine Tessier • Elisa Esnault • Eugenie Roux • Jeanne Calment • Marie-Helene Chanteperdrix • Jeanne Dumaine • Marie Bremont • Germaine Haye • Anne Primout • Camille Loiseau • Marie-Simone Capony • Clementine Solignac • Eugenie Blanchard • Maria Diaz • Marcelle Narbonne • Marie-Therese Bardet • Paule Bronzini • Irenise Moulonguet • Suzanne Burrier • Marie Liguinen • Olympe Amaury • Eudoxie Baboul • Elisabeth Collot • Honorine Rondello • Lucile Randon