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.

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

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

  8. Happy birthday Louise!! God bless you always.

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

  10. God bless her!

  11. Happy Birthday Louise!

  12. Arline Gertzoff

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

  13. God bless you !!!

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

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

  18. 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

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