Tanganelli on her 110th birthday
|Birth:||7 July 1907|
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
|Death:||4 March 2020|
Buggiano, Tuscany, Italy
|Age:||112 years, 241 days|
Valesca Tanganelli-Pirolo (7 July 1907 – 4 March 2020) was an Italian supercentenarian whose age has been validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She was the oldest known living person in Italy at the time of her death.
Valesca Tanganelli was born on 7 July 1907 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy. After her graduation, she moved to Buggiano, Tuscany. Whilst there, she married Dr. Francesco Pirolo, with whom she had two children, Gioacchino and Daniela.
During the 1960s and '70s, Tanganelli was the headmistress and a professor at a media school. After retiring, she enrolled in a university for the elderly. After her husband's death in the late 1970s, she lived alone (albeit with a part-time caregiver) until her centenarian years. Tanganelli was a lifelong football fan, attending matches regularly, even as a nonagenarian.
Tanganelli became a supercentenarian in July 2017. Following the death of Anna Benericetti on 11 December 2019, Tanganelli became the oldest living person in Italy. She died in Buggiano, Tuscany, Italy on 4 March 2020 at the age of 112 years, 241 days.
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- Morta Valesca Tanganelli, la nonnina più anziana d'Italia: aveva 112 anni Corriere dell'Umbria, 5 March 2020