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Louise Bonito
Louise Bonito
Birth: 26 April 1913
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Death: 14 November 2020
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Age: 107 years, 202 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Louise "Lulu" Bonito (née Roveto; 26 April 1913 – 14 November 2020), also known as "Nonnie", was an American centenarian.


Louise Roveto was born in New Haven, Connecticut, USA on 26 April 1913. Her parents were Italian immigrants Ferdinando and Anne (née Amodio) Roveto. She had two sisters: Angelina Pilon and Mary Cusano.

She married Louis "Lee" James Bonito and had five children: Salvatore Bonito (1936–2021), Fred Bonito, Camille Addario, James Bonito and Robert Bonito. Her husband forced her to have three back-alley abortions and left her when she was pregnant with their 5th child.

She worked as seamstress at Union Garment until becoming self-employed, doing alterations and fabrications from her home for dozens of loyal clients since 1970.

She shot to internet fame on her 102nd birthday in 2015, when a video of her blowing her false teeth onto her birthday cake went viral. As of May 2021, the video has over 86.700 views. She had the short documentary about her life, "LOVE NONNIE", made by granddaughter Lisa Addario.

Louise Bonito died in New Haven, Connecticut, USA on 14 November 2020 at the age of 107 years, 202 days. She was survived by her five children; three daughters-in-law Rita Bonito, Marylou Bonito, Monica D'Amore Bonito; one son-in-law Phillip Addario; eleven grandchildren and their spouses and nineteen great-grandchildren.