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Marcelle Narbonne
Marcelle Narbonne
Birth: 25 March 1898
Isserville, French Algeria
Death: 1 January 2012
Argeles-Sur-Mer, France
Age: 113 years, 282 days
Country: French Algeria (1830–1962)F-ALG, FRAFranceFRA

Marcelle Roy (née Narbonne) (25 March 1898 – 1 January 2012) was a validated Algerian-French supercentenarian. At the time of her death, she was the oldest living person in France and Europe. She was also the eighth-oldest validated living person in the world.


Marcelle Narbonne was born in Isserville in French Algeria.[1][2] She worked as a shorthand typist for much of her life. In 1962 she moved to mainland France when Algeria gained its independence from the French. Shortly after in 1963, Narbonne retired. She never married and had no children.

Narbonne lived with her younger sister until her death at the age of 95 in 1999. From there, Narbonne moved to Capucines a retirement home in Argelès-Sur-Mer. On her 112th birthday in 2010, Narbonne was reported to be physically weak and walked short distances. She enjoyed poetry, a glass of champagne, and ate on her own. She was on no medications and spoke very little by the time of her death.[2]

See also


France's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (V • TE)

Desiree DeloryFerdinise Nebolle • Unknown • Georgette Jeanmaire • Unknown • Laurence EntiopeMarie-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