Maria Giuseppa Robucci
Maria Giuseppa Robucci
Birth: 20 March 1903
Foggia, Italy

114 years, 269 days

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Maria-Giuseppa Robucci-Nargiso (born 20 March 1903) is a validated Italian supercentenarian who is, at the age of 114 the sixth-oldest living person in the world.


Maria Giuseppa (affectionately known as 'Nonna Peppa') was born in a town called Poggio Imperiale in the province of Foggia. Her parents were Antonio and Maria Michela Robucci. On 3 December 1928, she married Nicola Nargiso. The couple had five children named Angelo, Concetta (later became a nun named Sister Nicoletta), Antonio, Giuseppe & Filomena. Reportedly, the years after World War 2 were tough economically for the Nargiso family.

She became a widow in 1982, after the death of Nicola. In 2003, her 100th birthday was featured in a television show called ”La vita in diretta” for the channel Rai Uno. At age 100, she was still able to chop wood.

In 2014, she broke her hip after a fall and underwent surgery. As of 2015, her son Angelo is still alive at age 86. She credits her longevity to good diet, having faith in God, avoiding alcohol and having a postive mindset.

At age 114, Maria Giuseppa is currently the second-oldest living person in Italy. She resides in Apricena, located in the Apulia region.


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