Bangor resident turns 100, sends message to her numerous descendants
BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - For several nights we’ve told you about local Mainers celebrating birthdays of over 100 years.
You can add a Bangor resident to that list.
Delina Karlsson is 100 Friday.
She’s a resident at Philips-Strickland House in Bangor.
She grew up in Aroostook County and picked potatoes for five cents a barrel to pay for her school clothes.
She also worked for more than three decades at Acadia Hospital when it was the James Taylor Osteopathic Hospital.
Delina was a LPN on the maternity ward and held many babies over the years, which she loved every minute of, especially helping the new moms.
She says she’s a strong, independent woman who loves reading books daily.
Delina has four children, six grandchildren, 13 great-grand children and two great-great-grandchildren.
She wanted to be sure she got a message out to all of them.
”I want to tell all my family, my grandchildren, great-grandchildren, my great-great-grandchildren, my great-great-great grandchildren, that I love them all.”
She was married for 65 years to her husband, Vincent, a Navy man.
Delina says she was planning on being a nun until she met that navy guy!
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