Greece’s oldest woman dies aged 119

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Greece’s oldest woman Eleni Baroulakis died on Tuesday, May 14 at the age of 119 on the Greek island of Crete.

According to Ekathimerini, Eleni was born in 1905 and lived her entire life in Paidochori in the municipality of Apokoronos in Chania.

Eleni’s father had reached 107 years old, while her mother lived to be 100.

Greece’s oldest woman Eleni Baroulakis died on Tuesday, May 14 at the age of 119 on the Greek island of Crete.

She married Spyros Baroulakis in 1939 and they had five children, three boys and two girls. She raised them with the hardships and poverty of that time and with her husband’s small disability pension.

When asked the secret of her longevity in 2019, Eleni cited Christ and St George, and the Cretan diet with lots of vegetables and mostly greens.

In a statement after her death, the Apokoronos Municipality paid tribute to Eleni and said “her way of life and her virtues are models for us and an example to follow.” 

Source: Ekathimerini.

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