Marisa Rodano, last member of the first legislature, dies at the age of 102

Partisan, she was the first woman to hold the position of vice-president of the Chamber. Co-founder of Udi, she created the mimosa as the symbolic flower of March 8th. Funeral home on Monday in Montecitorio

Marisa Rodano, a PCI deputy since the first legislature, of which she was the last still alive, has died at the age of 102. She was arrested under fascism for her activity in the Resistance in the ranks of the Communist Catholic Movement and in the activity of the women’s defense groups. She was co-founder of Udi, the Union of Women in Italy, of which she was also president, and she joined the Italian Communist Party in 1946.

In the ranks of the PCI she was elected several times to the Chamber of Deputies, where she remained continuously from 1948 to 1968, she was the first woman to hold the position of vice-president of the Chamber, from 1963 to 1968. In 1968 she was elected to the Senate and from 1972 to 1979 she was provincial councilor of Rome. In 1979 and 1984 you were elected to the European Parliament. In 2015 she was awarded the title of Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. Among other things, she was responsible for choosing the mimosa as the symbol of Women’s Day on March 8th.

Funeral home on Monday in Montecitorio

Rodano’s chapel of rest will be set up on Monday 4 December in the Aldo Moro Hall in Montecitorio. It will be possible to pay homage to the coffin from 10am to 2pm, entering from the main door in Piazza Montecitorio.



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