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Leonora Noel
Leonora Noel
Leonora Noel at the claimed age of 114
Birth: 9 December 1901?
Death: 24 September 2021
L'Esterre, Carriacou, Grenada
Age: 119 years, 289 days?
Country: VenezuelaVENGrenadaGRD
Longevity claimant

Leonora "Masima" Noel (9 December 1901? – 24 September 2021) was a Venezuelan-born Grenadian longevity claimant who was allegedly 119 years old.


Noel was allegedly born in Venezuela on 9 December 1901. When she was seven years old, her mother died in childbirth. Her father brought her to his home country of Grenada, where she was raised by her aunts on the island of Carriacou. She lived with them in a hut made of straw held together with cow dung. As a young woman, Noel earned money by breaking stones into rubble used to build roads on the island.

Noel lived her octogenarian daughter in a small wooden house above the village of L’Esterre, Carriacou. She witnessed the arrival of her first great-great grandchild. In 2016, it was reported that a birthday telegram from Queen Elizabeth II got lost in the post, so a replacement was sent.

Leonora Noel died of COVID-19 in L'Esterre, Carriacou, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, Grenada on 24 September 2021 at the claimed age of 119 years, 289 days.

Age issue

Noel and her family have not produced any documentation supporting her claimed age. If her age was validated, she would be the oldest validated person in the world since the death of Chiyo Miyako of Japan on 22 July 2018.