Nancy Ferreira
Nancy Ferreira
Birth: 17 March 1904
Viamão, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Death: 30 December 2015
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Age: 111 years, 288 days
Country: BrazilBRA

Nancy Vaz Ferreira (neé Barcellos; 17 March 1904 – 30 December 2015) was a Brazilian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Nancy was born on 17 March 1904 in Viamao, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Her parents were Podalirio Barcellos and Maria Salome da Silva Barcellos. She had 10 siblings and was raised in a farm. She married the military Podalirio Vaz Ferreira Sobrinho. Her sister Ercilia died giving birth to her and, she raised her nieces Eva Any and Rosa Salome, who she considered her daughters. Her husband died in 2009 at the age of 102 years.

In the 1940s, she lived for 10 years in Rio de Janeiro due to her husband's work. Housewife saw sewing as a way to end boredom. Before long, what was once just a hobby became a profession. Nancy worked as a stylist, applying her talent mainly to party dresses. Nancy's career stalled when she and her husband returned south, at a time when strict customs did not allow women to work professionally. However, she continued sewing for hobby, until around 110 years. It just stopped because the eyes started to get tired.

Nancy died of natural causes in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil on 30 December 2015 at the age of 111 years, 288 days.



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