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Paulina Prodan
Paulina Prodan
Birth: 20 August 1907
Blatna Vas, Istria County, Austria-Hungary (now Croatia)
Death: 5 November 2012
Porec, Istria County, Croatia
Age: 105 years, 78 days
Country: CroatiaCRO
Centenarian

Paulina Prodan (20 August 1907 – 5 November 2012) was a Croatian centenarian who was the oldest person in Croatia, following the death of Ada Vitezic in August 2012, until her own death.

Biography

Paulina was born in Blatna Vas, Istria County, Austria-Hungary (now Croatia) on 20 August 1907, as the third of eight children in the family of Toni Benčić and Franica (née Gržinić) Benčić.

She married Emilija Prodana from Nova Vas in Porec, who was a colonel at the Basharinka station in 1933. The couple had three children: Alma, Steli and Aldo.

In the second half of the 1930s, she moved to the Zatika station in Porec, and later to the town itself. She got widowed around 1982. Her youngest Aldo died in 2007.

As of August 2007, she had one living sister Aneta, who lives in Rijeka, six living grandchildren (one deceased) and nine great-grandchildren.

Prodan died in Porec, Istria County, Croatia on 5 November 2012 at the age of 105 years, 78 days.

References


Croatia's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Jela Kranjcic • Ruza Sertic • Unknown • Ivan Jaklic • Jerka Litovic • Nena Tolj • Ljubica LoncarLina Miljan • Ada Vitezic • Paulina Prodan • Izolda Krmpotic • Nina Valjalo • Andja PericJosip KrsulMarija BibulicAndjela Sostaric

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