Croatia’s oldest woman, who celebrated her 108th birthday this month, has died.
Great-great-grandmother Katarina Pucić had celebrated her birthday for the 108th time with family and friends at her home in the village of Žagrići in Istria earlier this month.
Nona Kata, as she was affectionately known, was born on 19 April 1909, the same year the world’s first military airplane was purchased.
She had three sons, four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren, and said last year on her birthday that she put her longevity down to enjoying good pršut, cheese, and rakija.
She said then that she had stopped drinking coffee when she was 105, and that when she was younger she drunk a lot of homemade rakija (fruit brandy). She believed that hard work, moderation and good food were important in staying healthy.
Although losing her sight slightly, Nona Kata’s mind has remained sharp, she knew exactly when all family members were born and what they doing in their lives right up to her 108th year.
She had been a widow for the last 20 years.
“What did I enjoy the most? When I was young it was when we danced, sang and were having a good time,” Nona Kata said when she turned 100.
Nona Kata passed away on 27 April 2017, glasistre.hr reported.