|Birth:||26 April 1913|
Montese, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
|Death:||3 April 2021|
Zocca, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
|Age:||107 years, 342 days|
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.
- Italiani più longevi morti recentemente Supercentenari d'Italia
- E' morto ieri Tullio Gherardi A febbraio compi i 102 anni Gazzetta di Modena, 14 September 2004
- Nonna Maria festeggia con la famiglia i suoi 105 anni Gazzetta di Modena, 29 April 2018
- Coronavirus, morta a Zocca la donna più longeva del Modenese la Repubblica, 4 April 2021
- Covid, muore «nonna Maria» di 108 anni, Comune di Zocca in lutto Corriere di Bologna, 5 April 2021