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Teresa Fumarola
Maria-Teresa-Fumarola
Teresa Fumarola on her 113th birthday
Birth: 2 December 1889
San Marzano di San Giuseppe, Taranto, Apulia, Italy
Death: 14 May 2003
Fragagnano, Taranto, Apulia, Italy
Age: 113 years, 163 days
Country: ITA Flag ITA
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Maria Teresa Fumarola-Ligorio (2 December 1889 – 14 May 2003) was an Italian supercentenarian whose age has been validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She was the oldest person ever to die in Italy until her age was surpassed by Virginia Dighero-Zolezzi in 2005.

Biography

Teresa Fumarola was born in a town called San Marzano di San Giuseppe in the province of Taranto. She worked in the fields of Taranto until 1989, when she was 100. She outlived both her husbands (by more than 40 years) and five of her 10 children.

According to a report from one of her great-grandchildren, Fumarola died on 14 May 2003 at the age of 113 years, 163 days. She was the oldest person from the region of Apulia until Maria Giuseppa Robucci surpassed her age in 2016.


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

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