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Woman believed to be Pennsylvania's oldest dies at 113

Written by The Associated Press | May 9, 2016 10:27 AM

(Arnold) -- A woman believed to be Pennsylvania's oldest resident has died at the age of 113. 

Irene Ciuffoletti died Saturday at the St. Anne Home in Greensburg. 

She was born Jan. 19, 1903 in Santa Arsenio, Italy and emigrated to New Kensington, Pennsylvania in 1912. 

Ciuffoletti married in 1922 and never remarried after her husband, Emilio, died in 1957 at age 66.

She's been was preceded in death by four sons and is survived by one, Julius, who lives in Arnold.

Ciuffoletti is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. 

The Gerontology Research Group, which tracks people older than 110 worldwide, says she was Pennsylvania's oldest resident.  

She was profiled by the Collective Legacy Project.

Her funeral is tomorrow at Mount St. Peter Parish in New Kensington.

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