Marie Josephine Gaudette

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Marie-Josephine Clarice Gaudette (25 March 1902 – 13 July 2017) was an American-born Italian supercentenarian. She was the oldest living person in Italy from the death of Emma Morano, who was the oldest living person in the world and the oldest Italian person ever on 15 April 2017 until her own death three months later.

Gaudette was born in Manchester, New Hampshire, United States, and was the oldest living person born in the United States from the death of Susannah Mushatt Jones on 12 May 2016 and the oldest emigrant from the U.S. ever.[1]

A nun known as Mother Cecilia, she lived in the Italian convent from 1958 until her death[2] and was considered "the world's oldest nun".[3] She lived in Canada and France before settling in Italy.[4] Gaudette died on 13 July 2017, aged 115 years, 110 days.

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  1. "Worcester woman is oldest living person in US". 17 May 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  2. "Sixth oldest person in the world hails from Manchester". 21 January 2017. Archived from the original on 20 April 2017. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  3. "110-Year-Old Nun's Secret To A Long Life Is Pretty Simple". 22 February 2017. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-02-20. Retrieved 2017-09-16.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)