Maria Esther Martinez
Maria Esther Martinez
Birth: 6 February 1908
Santa Cruz del Sur, Cuba
Death: 5 November 2020
Miami, Florida, USA
Age: 112 years, 273 days
Country: CubaCUBUnited StatesUSA

Maria "Maruca" Esther Martinez Tapia (6 February 1908 – 5 November 2020) was a Cuban-born American supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Maria Esther Martinez was born in Santa Cruz del Sur, Cuba on 6 February 1908. Her parents were Antonio Martinez and Adela Tapia. She had six siblings: Chea Hernandez, Mirtila Martinez-Tapia, Antonio Martinez-Tapia, Miguelangel Martinez-Tapia, Marcelino Martinez-Tapia and Mario Martinez-Tapia. She moved to to the United States in 1972 with her sister Mirtila.

Maria Esther Martinez died in Miami, Florida, USA on 5 November 2020 at the age of 112 years, 273 days. She was survived by her niece Georgina Hagel and great-niece Josette Hagel with whom she lived, and her nephew Mario Martinez, and many other nieces, nephews and cousins.


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