Lucile Randon in December 2018
|Birth:||11 February 1904|
Ales, Occitanie, France
|Age:||116 years, 296 days|
Lucile Randon (known as Sister Andre; born 11 February 1904) is a French supercentenarian whose age has been validated by the Gerontology Research Group. She is the oldest living person in France and the second-oldest validated person in the world behind Kane Tanaka.
Randon was born on 11 February 1904 in Ales, Gard department, Occitanie, 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.
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.
Randon became the last surviving person born in 1904 following the death of Shin Matsushita on 27 August 2019.
- Gerontology Research Group
- La Varoise soeur André fête ses ans
- Sœur André a 115 ans aujourd'hui et deux souhaits France Inter, 11 February 2019
|France's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (V • T • E)|
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