Honorine Rondello
Honorine Rondello
Birth: 28 July 1903
Bretagne, France
Death: 19 October 2017
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Age: 114 years, 83 days
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Honorine Rondello (née Cadoret; 28 July 1903 – 19 October 2017) was a verified French supercentenarian.

Early life

Honorine Jeanne Marie Cadoret was born in Bretagne, France. When her father, a fisherman, passed away while Honorine was a child, she had to take care of her two younger sisters. In 1919, at age 16, she quit school to help support the family and started working as a hotel worker and taylor.

She married a cheramist named Etienne François Rondello on 2 October 1929. The couple had a daughter named Yvette.

Around 1941, Honorine moved to a Southeast French town called Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume because of the German and Italian occupation of the country. She also worked as a chef for an upper-middle class family and retired in 1976. She became a widow in 1984.

Later life

In 2010, she had a fall while visiting Yvette, and was subsequently wheelchaired and moved to a nursing home.

On her 110th birthday, it was mentioned that Honorine was still an avid reader and kept up with current events and news. She claimed that she didn't have any secrets for her longevity. On her 112th birthday, it was reported that she had poor hearing, but was still mentally aware.

Honorine died on 19 October 2017, aged 114 years, 83 days.


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

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