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Catherine Abate
Catherine Abate
Abate on her 111th birthday in 2020
Birth: 15 November 1909
Stigliano, Basilicata, Italy
Age: 112 years, 64 days
Country: Italy ITA United StatesUSA

Catherine Abate (born 15 November 1909) is an Italian-born American supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She currently is the oldest known living person in New York. She also is the second-oldest known living Italian-born person, behind Delio Venturotti of Brazil, as well as the oldest known living Italian-born woman.


Abate was born as Caterina Labate in Stigliano, Basilicata, Italy on 15 November 1909. Her parents were Joseph and Mary (DiSanto) Abate. She had 7 siblings: Rosemarie Abate (died in 2016), Angeline Hillman, Lola Marie Balon (died in 2020), Rocco Abate (died in 1969), James Abate (died in 1979), Mary Louise Abate (died in 2005) and Lucy Abate (died in 1986). In 1919, she moved to Buffalo, New York. She never married and had no children.

Her only surviving sibling, younger sister Angeline Hillman, is still alive as of 2021 at the age of 97.

She became the oldest known living Italian-born woman, following the death of Ida Zoccarato on 16 January 2022.

Abate currently lives at the Elderwood Assisted Living Home, Hamburg, New York, United States, at the age of 112 years, 64 days.