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Bernadette Caye
Bernadette Caye
Bernadette Caye on her 109th birthday in 2020
Birth: 28 February 1911
La Baule, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire, France
Death: 23 September 2021
Le Croisic, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire, France
Age: 110 years, 207 days
Country: FranceFRA

Bernadette Berthaud-Caye [French: Cayé] (née Berthaud; 28 February 1911 – 23 September 2021) was a French supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Early Life

Bernadette Caye was born as Bernadette Berthaud in La Baule, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire, France on 28 February 1911. She had eight siblings. She grew in La Baule, before moving near Paris at age 20, as she just married. They had one child, Bernard (deceased as of 2020).

Caye made a lot of professions, like baker, nurse, and seller. In her life, she took care of a lot of people. She also assisted her husband in her company; she has already driven trucks.

Later Life

Caye's husband died when she was 59. She lived alone in her own flat in Paris (where there weren't any elevators) until age 102, when she came back to Loire-Atlantique department as her sight was worsening. She moved in the Résidence des Lauriers in Le Croisic in 2016. She likes whisky, chocolate, and crustaceans. Her favourite meal is chicken with chips.

In March 2021, Caye celebrated her 110th birthday with her relatives (like her great-niece Jacqueline Berthaud and her great-nephew Patrick Berthaud). She was also visited by Michele Quellard [French: Michèle Quellard], the mayor of Le Croisic.

Caye died in Le Croisic, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire, France on 23 September 2021 at the age of 110 years, 207 days. At the time of her death, she was the third-oldest living person in Pays de la Loire (after Marie-Rose Tessier and Andree Bertoletto), and the oldest living person in Loire-Atlantique department.