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Amalia Ruggieri-Barone
Amalia Barone
Birth: 6 October 1884
San Lorenzo, Campania, Italy
Death: 26 June 1998
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Age: 113 years, 263 days
Country: Italy ITA United StatesUSA

Amalia Barone (née Ruggieri) (6 October 1884 – 26 June 1998) was a validated Italian-American supercentenarian.


Amalia Barone nee Ruggieri was born in San Lorenzo, Campania, Italy on 6 October 1884. She moved to Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States, in 1904 and secured employment in a rubber factory where she made galoshes. After returning to Italy briefly, she moved to New Haven, Connecticut.

She married Salvatore Barone in 1913 and they opened a grocery store, which they ran until 1945. She was a member of her local church for 90 years, and for a short time acted as its President. She was also an active volunteer at a local Orphanage. At the age of 105, Ruggieri-Barone was grand marshal of New Haven's Columbus Day parade.

Amalia Barone died in New Haven, Connecticut on 26 June 1998, aged 113 years, 262 days.

Barone was the oldest Italian emigrant to the United States until her age was surpassed by Dina Manfredini.