Maria Esther Canessa
Maria Esther Canessa
Birth: 1 June 1894
Montevideo, Uruguay
Death: 1 July 2006
Montevideo, Uruguay
Age: 112 years, 30 days
Country: UruguayURU

Maria Esther Canessa Lawlor de Lombardini (1 June 1894 – 1 July 2006) was an Uruguayan supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Maria claimed to have been born on 1 June 1894 in Montevideo, Uruguay. She was a daughter of Cesar S. Canessa and Juana Julia Lawlor MacDougall (1861 – 1932). Maria had 8 siblings, including Cesar Maria (born 1892) and Ema Maria Carmen (born 1896). She married a man with the surname Lombardini at the age of 39. They had two children, one when Maria was 42 and other at 44.

On her claimed 111th birthday, she had two living children, at least one grandchild and three great-grandchildren. At that time, she lived in La Paloma, Montevideo. She was widowed more than 60 years prior to her claimed 111th birthday. She claimed that there's no secret of longevity and that "everything depends on God".

Maria died on 1 July 2006 in Montevideo, Uruguay at the claimed age of 112 years, 30 days.


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