Highlights

  • Primetta Giacopini, 105 year old with a story for history books 
  • From Spanish Flu to WWII, she saw everything
  • Giacopini succumbed to Covid-19 on Sept. 16 

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From Spanish Flu to Covid-19, this 105 year old lived a life worth history books

Primetta Giacopini, 105 year old survivor of Spanish flu succumbed to Covid-19. 

105 year old Primetta Giacopini, who lived through the Spanish Flu and World War 2, succumbed to Covid-19 on September 16.

After Giacopini's mother had died of the Flu, her father gave her away to an Italian foster family. 

Giacopini supported herself by working as a seamstress and fell in love with an Italian pilot Vittorio Andriani. 

In June 1940, Giacopini was warned twice to leave Italy to escape Benito Mussolini's rule. 

When Andriani went missing in 1941, she left for Portugal from where she travelled to the US. Andriani died in a plane crash. 

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While working for General Motors in the US, she met her husband Umbert Giacopini. They stayed married till his death in 2002. 

On Sept. 9, Giacopini's daughter, Dorene noticed that her mother was coughing. 

Over the next few days her condition deteriorated and she developed pneumonia. She was put on oxygen. 

Her daughter faced a choice between putting Giacopini on ventilator or removing her oxygen. She had her oxygen removed. 

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