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Maria Mercedes Arrocha Graell
Maria Mercedes Arrocha Graell
Arrocha Graell at the age of 104.
Birth: 24 September 1905
San Francisco, Veraguas, Panama
Death: 3 July 2018
Panama City, Panama
Age: 112 years, 282 days
Country: PanamaPAN

Maria Mercedes Arrocha Graell de Cornejo [Spanish: María] (24 September 1905 – 3 July 2018) was a Panamanian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Arrocha Graell was born in San Francisco, Veraguas, Panama, on 24 September 1905. Her parents were Catalino Arrocha Saenz (1859–1921) and Clorinda Graell Castroverde (1870–1944). She had 14 siblings: Pedro Tomás (1891–?), Catalino (1893–1985), Policarpa (1896–1965), Waldo (1897–?), Meliton (1899–1989), Luis Alfredo (1899–1988), Saturnino Valentin (1901–1984), Genarina (1902–1999), Roque Javier (1903–1903), Bernardo (1907–1969), Cesar (1911–2015), Angelica, Clorinda, and Maria del Carmen.

Arrocha Graell married Francisco Cornejo (1900–1998) and had three children with him: Miriam Teresita (1934–?), Epciades (1936–1936), and Osiris Mercedes (1943–?). Her younger brother, Cesar Arrocha Graell, was a Panamanian politician and businessman who died on 31 October 2015, at the age of 103.

On 6 June 2017, she became the oldest known living person in Panama, following the death of Bienvenida Vergara Jaen de Cano.

Arrocha Graell died in Panama City, Panama, on 3 July 2018, at the age of 112 years, 282 days.



Panama's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Serafina Herrera de Sugasti • Guillermina Acosta Bilbao • Bienvenida Vergara Jaen de Cano • Maria Mercedes Arrocha Graell • Clara Cedeno Tello • Elvira Paredes • Marcelina ArauzDolores Maria Vazquez