105 YEAR OLD WOMAN SUCCUMBS TO COVID, 103 YEARS AFTER HER MOTHER DIED OF SPANISH FLU

Sep 30, 2021

By Jane Brown

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She survived the Spanish flu and World War 2.

But at 105, Primetta Giacopini has died after contracting COVID-19.

The California woman was two years old when she lost her mother to the Spanish flu in Connecticut in 1918.

A foster family took her back to their ancestral home in Italy, where she survived as a seamstress until she was forced to flee in 1941 as Benito Mussolini purged the country of Americans.

She returned to Connecticut, where she worked in a factory grinding steel for the U.S. war effort.

She moved to San Jose in the 1970s, where she lived until she contracted COVID-19 earlier this month.

She struggled with the virus for a week before she died September 16th.

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