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Maria Rivera Cruz
Birth: 10 October 1902?
Tejas, Humacao, Puerto Rico
Death: fl.19 November 2013
Tejas, Las Piedras, Puerto Rico
Age: 111 years, 40+ days
Country: Puerto RicoPRI,United StatesUSA

Maria Nieves Rivera Cruz (10 October 1902? – fl. 19 November 2013) was a Puerto Rican supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Maria Rivera Cruz claimed to have been born in Tejas, Humacao, Puerto Rico on 10 October 1902 to Pablo Cruz and Petronlia Rivera. She married Geronimo De Leon and they had 5 children: Santos, Maria Providencia, Julio, Maria Esperanza, and Clara Hermas. She was known as "Dona Bibi". In 2013, she had 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

Maria Rivera Cruz was last confirmed alive on 19 November 2013 at the age of 111 years, 40 days. At that time, she lived in Tejas, Las Piedras, Puerto Rico.