Maria Bendini
Maria Bendini
Birth: 26 April 1913
Montese, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Death: 3 April 2021
Zocca, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Age: 107 years, 342 days
Country: Italy ITA

Maria Bendini (26 April 1913 – 3 April 2021) was an Italian centenarian who was one of the oldest victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Bendini was born on 26 April 1913 in Montese, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. She was married to Tullio Gherardi (6 February 1902 – 13 September 2004), who lived to the age of 102. In her later life, Bendini lived independently in her own home in Zocca, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

On 22 March 2021, Bendini was hospitalised after contracting COVID-19. She died from the disease on 3 April 2021 at the age of 107 years, 342 days, making her one of the oldest victims of the coronavirus pandemic. At the time of her death, she had 13 grandchildren.


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