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Suzanne Olivier-Lassalle
Suzanne Olivier-Lassalle
Suzanne Olivier-Lassalle on her 109th birthday in 2020, with one of her great-great-granddaughters.
Birth: 3 December 1911
Lisieux, Calvados, Normandy, France
Age: 110 years, 52 days
Country: FranceFRA
Unvalidated

Suzanne Olivier-Lassalle (née Lassalle; born 3 December 1911) is a French supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).

Biography

Suzanne Olivier-Lassalle was born in Lisieux, Calvados, Normandy, France on 3 December 1911. She worked as a housekeeper and a cooker in Paris. In the early 30s, she moved to Cannes, following her boss. On 12 May 1935, she married Jean Gabriel Olivier (1909–1969), a fisher. They divorced in 1948.

Olivier-Lassalle remembers the snow-covered mountains of Le Suquet (in Cannes) during the cold wave of February 1956, and Michel Drucker when he still was a sports journalist. She also remembers having worked for the actress Renee Saint-Cyr.

At the age of 80, Olivier-Lassalle visited New York with her great-granddaughter Sylvie. In her life, she also has visited Texas, the Grand Canyon, seen the NASA spaceships, and travelled to Canada.

In December 2020, Olivier-Lassalle celebrated her 109th birthday with her home helper, her granddaughter, her great-granddaughter and her great-great-granddaughter. She said: "I'm very well supported and, believe me, they have patience! I'm half deaf, I don't see very well. I have it all, right?" When asked for the secret of her longevity, she replied: "It's the Good Lord who protects me. Well, if you're not believer... I don't criticise, but religion is no laughing matter."

Suzanne Olivier-Lassalle currently lives in Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France, at the age of 110 years, 52 days. She currently is the fifth-oldest known living person in Provence-Alpes-Cote-d'Azur, behind Lucile Randon, Andre Boite, Aline Blain and Hermine Saubion. She is also the second-oldest known living person in Alpes-Maritimes department, after Andre Boite.

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