Nina Valjalo
Nina Valjalo
Nina in July 2016
Birth: 6 July 1908
Vodovadja, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Croatia
Death: 29 October 2018
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Age: 110 years, 115 days
Country: CroatiaCRO
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Nina Valjalo (née Fiorovic; 6 July 1908 – 29 October 2018) was a Croatian supercentenarian who was the oldest known living person in Croatia since the passing of Izolda Krmpotic, until her own death.

Biography

Early life
Nina Fiorovic was born in the village of Vodovadja, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Austria-Hungary (present-day Croatia). She lived in the Konavle during her early childhood. She had quite good memories of her childhood. Her family had a house, shelter and accommodation in Debeli Brijeg. During World War I, she didn't attended school. During first two grades of the primary school, she attended school in the village of Plocice, but lived in the village of Mikulici with her grandmother. Later, she attended school in Herceg Novi (present-day Montenegro) and later in the village of Mikulici where her mother was born. Her father was a boat captain.

In May 1931, she married Miho Valjalo who had a company in Dubrovnik called "Auto Excursion". They had two children: Miho (son) and Pavica (daughter).

Later life
Her husband died after 18 years of marriage in 1949. They traveled a lot during her husband's life. Prior to start of World War II, her husband bought a house and shop in Zeljarica Street, Dubrovnik. In 1979, her house in Zeljarica Street was damaged during the earthquake. She moved to Lapad peninsula to live with her daughter and son-in-law. Her son died in 1993. Nina was the grandmother of Croatia's Minister of Culture, Nina Obuljen Korzinek.

On 13 September 2014, she became the oldest living person in Croatia, following the death of Izolda Krmpotic.

Nina Valjalo died on 29 October 2018 in Dubrovnik, Croatia at the age of 110 years, 115 days.

References


Croatia's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Jela Kranjcic • Ruza Sertic • Unknown • Ivan Jaklic • Jerka Litovic • Nena Tolj • Ljubica LoncarLina Miljan • Ada Vitezic • Paulina Prodan • Izolda Krmpotic • Nina Valjalo • Andja PericJosip Krsul

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