|Maria Antonia D’Amore|
D’Amore on her 110th birthday.
|Birth:||20 October 1909|
Cerchio, Abruzzo, Italy
|Age:||111 years, 237 days|
D’Amore was born in Cerchio, L’Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy, on 20 October 1909 at 01:30 AM. Her parents were Francesco D'Amore, 30 years old at the time of her birth, and Carmela Colantonio. She was 6 years old at the time of the 1915 Avezzano earthquake. D’Amore was one of few children from her village who survived the earthquake. In her 30s, she married Benedetto Maccallini from the nearby village of Aielli. The couple later moved to Rome. In her early 40s, she gave birth to her first child, Sabatino. During World War II, she returned to her birthplace with her son, where she felt safer. At that time, her house in Rome was destroyed by bombs. In 1944, they returned to Rome. In 1946, she gave birth to her first daughter, Emidia. She celebrated her 110th birthday in October 2019.
D’Amore currently lives in Rome, Lazio, Italy, at the age of 111 years, 237 days.
- SPEGNE 110 CANDELINE MARIA ANTONIA D'AMORE, LA DONNA PIU' ANZIANA D'ABRUZZO AbruzzoWeb, 19 October 2019
- Maria compie 110 anni È la nonna d’Abruzzo Il Centro, 24 October 2019