Tuesday, 21. May 2013 - 10:05
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Austria's oldest woman Cäcilia Buchinger has died at the age of 110 on Monday, it has been announced.
Cäcilia was born on 27th of September 1901 in Lohnsburg in upper Austria. In 1914 she moved to Salzburg where she worked as a housekeeper, chef and as a tailor before working as the head of a company.
One of nine siblings she was married for sixty years but never had any children. She had a twin sister who lived until she was 102 years old. Her father also lived until his 90's.
Until earlier this year she lived at home, but at the end of June she moved into an OAP home in Salzburg-Itzling.
It was announced on Monday that she died there on Monday in her sleep.
She said last year on her birthday that she never thought she would live so long: "I am not so good now I am so old. I don't need to get much older. I have had a happy life and been lucky and have always been surrounded by nice people."
She had a lot of help form family and friends. A niece did her shopping and people came to help her at home.
"I am now stuck in my apartment. My family do everything for me. My neighbours also help - one cooks soup for me."
But she proudly said last year that at the age of 110 she still made lunch herself.
"I cut my own meat, cook potatoes or eggs. I also love eating apples and salad."
She added: "I need easy things to eat as I have no teeth any more."
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