TRIPLE FIGURES: Maureen O'Donohue celebrates her 100th birthday on Valentine's Day. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail
TRIPLE FIGURES: Maureen O'Donohue celebrates her 100th birthday on Valentine's Day. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail Max Fleet

Celebrating 100 years today

THINK of a world without television, vegemite, sliced bread and crosswords.

Bundaberg resident Maureen O'Donohue is older than them all and chuckles as she celebrates 100 years today.

But she doesn't celebrate alone, Maureen's late husband shared the same birthday.

The Valentines Day sweethearts were married for 69 years.

Mrs O'Donohue said she had already received her letter from the Queen, the Governor General and the Prime Minister.

"I got them last Thursday, they were early," she said.

"I was very excited to get them."

Celebrations surrounds as Mrs O'Donohue prepares to blow 100 candles today.

"The village is putting on a morning tea and on the weekend we're (the family) having a big luncheon in the hall," she said.

Mrs O'Donoue said family members would travel from Sydney and Mackay for the weekend event.

"It will be really lovely, looking forward to it," she said.

The 100 year old woman has four children - two girls and two boys along with 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.



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