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Article published the Friday 08 June 2012 - Latest update : Friday 08 June 2012

Europe's oldest woman dies in France aged 114

Marie-Therese Bardet, born 1898 in Loiret, western France
Reuters/Laetitia Notarianni


The oldest known woman in Europe, French national Marie-Therese Bardet, has died just days after celebrating her 114th birthday at her retirement home in the village of Pontchateau in the western Loire-Atlantique region of France.


Bardet was the sixth oldest person in the world, according to the US-based Gerontology Research Group, which compiles birth certificates of people aged over 110 years.

Born 2 June, 1898, in Lorient to an unmarried mother who gave her up to the authorities, Bardet celebrated her birthday surrounded by her extended family. She has two children, seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

Her two children are aged 90 and 88 years old.

Although her health had deteriorated gradually over the past two years and her hearing and speech were not good, she ate with the residents at the retirement home twice a day.

American Besee Cooper, born in August 1896, is currently the world’s oldest living person.


tags: Dead - European Union - France - Old people - United States
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Europe's oldest woman dies in France aged 114

Whenever age retirement becomes an issue the 'powers that be' promptly come up with great stories about longevity !
What is never mentioned is the fact that millions of workers never get to enjoy much of their retirement privileges because soon after retirement they die.
For those suffering from amnesia I'd like to remind them that before the retirement age was increased in the USA, the same type of 'News" start dominating the main stream news . It is very obvious that the french capitalists are trying to disseminate and unleash propaganda against the lowering of the retirement age!

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