Maria Ana Morariu
Maria Ana Morariu
Maria Ana Morariu in 2020.
Birth: 21 June 1912
Death: 9 May 2020
Gherla, Cluj County, Romania
Age: 107 years, 323 days
Country: RomaniaROU

Maria Ana Morariu (21 June 1912 – 9 May 2020), known as "Tanti Mitzi" was a Romanian centenarian who was the oldest known living woman in Romania at time of her death.


Maria Ana Morariu was born in Romania on 21 June 1912. Allegedly, her grandparents lived to be 105 and 106, respectively. Her father Teodor Morariu, was the mayor of Gherla between 1936-1938. He had two brothers, one died at the age of 96 and the other died at the age of 60.

She met George Cosbuc, who visited her father and General Traian Mosoiu in Gherla. In 1948, her fortune was nationalized, then she led a hard life during the communist years.

She never married. She had five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Maria Ana Morariu died in a nursing home in Gherla, Cluj County, Romania on 9 May 2020 at the age of 107 years, 323 days. Following her death, Barbara Massai became the oldest known living woman in Romania.



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