|Benvinda Marques Matias|
|Birth:||15 February 1906|
Monte Frio, Coimbra, Portugal
|Death:||23 September 2017|
Alfeizerao, Leiria, Portugal
|Age:||111 years, 220 days|
Benvinda Marques was born in the village of Monte Frio, Coimbra, Portugal on 15 February 1906 to Maria dos Anjos and Alvaro Marques. She had 10 brothers. Both of her parents passed away in 1954. She worked in the field. In October 1930, she married Luis Goncalves Matias in Folques. They moved to Lisbon in search for a better life.
Benvinda worked in the market. She become a widow aged 35 years with small child to raise. She spent 8 years in Maputo (then Lourenco Marques), Mozambique, with her son. In 2005, she come to Alfeizerao and lived in nursing home with her son. Her only son passed away c. 2011.
Benvinda passed away on 23 September 2017 at the age of 111 years, 220 days in Alfeizerao, Leiria District, Portugal.
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|Portugal's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (V • E)|
Elvira de Jesus Caldeira • Jose Ferreira Andrade • Maria do Couto Maia-Lopes • Maria de Jesus • Augusto Moreira de Oliveira • Antonio de Castro • Maria Luiza Nunes da Silva • Maria Felicia Bento • Maria do Carmo Fernandes • Maria Dolores Ferreira • Suzana Correa Conceicao Silva • Benvinda Marques Matias • Cecilia Ribeiro • Romana Marques • Maria da Encarnacao