Teodolinda Nellie MacDougall Celebrates 100th Birthday
As the world celebrates yet another revolution around the sun, there is one extraordinary woman who has accomplished a remarkable feat. This week, we honor the 100th birthday of the incomparable Teodolinda Nellie MacDougall, a true matriarch and inspiration to all who have had the pleasure of crossing her path.
Nellie’s unwavering zest for life is truly awe-inspiring. Even at the impressive age of 100, she still delights in completing The Day’s crossword puzzles, tackling sudoku challenges, and playing cards. Her days are now filled with the joy of frequent calls and visits from her 27 grandchildren, including two great great-grandchildren.
Nellie’s remarkable journey began on May 19, 1923, when she was born in Panama to Demetria Quintero Louden and Arthur Louden. Her father, a submariner in the Navy stationed in Panama, led the family to New London in 1933. As a child, Nellie moved around New England frequently, gaining a wealth of experience and knowledge along the way.
In 1946, Nellie married Donald MacDougall, also a submariner in the Navy, and settled in Waterford in 1949, still residing on Fog Plain Road. Together, they raised five children all graduates of Waterford High.
Today, Nellie’s family couldn’t be prouder of her and the profound positive impact she has had on all their lives. On this momentous occasion, we join them in celebrating the remarkable journey of an incredible woman who has touched countless hearts and inspired so many with her boundless energy, unwavering resilience, and loving spirit. Happy 100th birthday, Nellie MacDougall!