Happy 107th Birthday, Louise Bonito!

It’s not every day that someone turns 107 years old.

This Sunday (April 26), Louise Bonito does it — in the middle of her 2nd pandemic. She was already in school when Spanish flu swept the world, more than a century ago.

So how to celebrate the milestone?

Louise’s daughter — longtime Westporter Camille Addario — and granddaughters Lynsey, Lisa, Leslie and Lauren have cooked up a special treat.

At 3 p.m. Sunday, they’ve invited everyone to drive by Louise’s house in North Haven (630 Middletown Avenue), to honk and wave.

Louise Bonito (Photo/Lynsey Addario)

“We d love anyone who feels adventurous and needs an uplifting celebration — or just a brief change of scene — to come,” Lynsey says.

Finding a card that says “Happy 107th!” is optional.

22 responses to “Happy 107th Birthday, Louise Bonito!

  1. Markey Rizzi

    Thank you Dan for sharing this Happy Celebration of life. Best News!
    Happy 107th Louise!!! we would love to be a part of your parade.

  2. Nancie Rinaldi

    This brought a very big smile to my face. Happy birthday Louise!

  3. Can we wish her wonderful days through this column ? Not being able to drive to North Haven.?

  4. Happy Birthday, Louise!

  5. Dorothy Robertshaw

    Wow thanks so much for sharing

    Sent from my iPhone


  6. Susan Holden

    Happy Burthday Louise! And happy returns;)

    Susan R. Holden R New York 641 Lexington Ave. New York, NY 10022 Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Realtor, ABR NYC, NY Cell: 203-209-2223 Email: susanrholden@gmail.com


  7. Jimmy Franco

    Just remarkable and what a beautiful smile and woman. Happy birthday!

  8. Li-Er Fradella

    Happy birthday Louise!! God bless you always.

  9. Wendy Batteau

    Happy Birthday Louise, and happy day to all the wonderful family!

  10. Gerald Manning

    God bless her!

  11. Amy Schneider

    Happy Birthday Louise!

  12. Arline Gertzoff

    A shout out to your whole family .An amazing uplifting story A great birthday celebration idea

  13. Paul canestri

    God bless you !!!

  14. Maria Cusano

    Lou Lou, May the good Lord continue to bless you!! You are an inspiration to us all!!❤️❤️🎉🎉

  15. Robert Bonito

    Louise (Lulu) is my mother and Camille is my sister. Camille and I have worked in Westport for over 40 years and many people in Fairfield county have extended their congratulations and best wishes for our incredible mother. Thank you all very much

  16. Happy birthday Lulu ❤️❤️ Wish we were in Connecticut to celebrate your amazing life! Have a wonderful day, I know the parade will be outstanding 😘😘

  17. J. W. Ford

    Happy Birthday Nonnie! God bless you sweetie. I just saw your story on YouTube. You’re famous!!!

  18. Linda Round

    Love your attitude young lady. Wishing you Happy Birthday and many more blessings for all future birthdays.Linda Louise Round, age 69 and born on April 28, 1951.

  19. Ann Marie McGuire

    Happy belated Birthday, nonnie. I remember seeing the clip of your 102nd Birthday – it was so cute – spitting out your teeth.

    I am just a young 70 and have just entered a Long Term Care Residence in Hamilton Ontario Canada. Wow – I wish I had your energy and recipe for a long happy life. You have a beautiful family that sticks close to you. The power of a loving family is sure to energize you for many more years.

    Best wishes

    Ann Marie McGuire

  20. Mr. Glenn Alexander

    John 3:15-21

    That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
    For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
    He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
    And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
    For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
    But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

    Deuteronomy 5:6-10

    I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
    Thou shalt have none other gods before me.
    Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth:
    Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me,
    And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.

    Romans 1:16-20

    For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
    For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
    For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
    Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
    For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: