May 09, 2016
A woman believed to be the oldest person in the great state of Pennsylvania died Saturday at the age of 113, according to a report from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Irene M. Ciuffoletti, a resident of Arnold, was born in Santa Arsenio, Italy, in 1903. Records from the Gerontology Research Group, which keeps a database of supercentenarians, i.e., people over 110 years old, noted that Ciuffoletti was the oldest Pennsylvanian on file, the fourth oldest in the United States and the 16th oldest among all humankind.
After resettling in New Kensington, Pa. in 1912, Ciuffoletti married her husband, Emilio, in 1922. She never remarried after his death in 1957, living practically a second life without him.
Ciuffoletti, a gardener and lifelong music lover, is survived by 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.
Her funeral will be held Tuesday in Mount St. Peter Parish in New Kensington, after which she will be buried in Greenwood Memorial Park in Lower Burrell.