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They have 213 years together – the husband is 108, the wife 105, and they celebrate 82 Years of Marriage!

This is the couple who has been together for nearly a generation. Duranord Veillard turned 109 in February, and Jeanne turned 105 in May.


The Veillard couple got married at the time when Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected as president, back in November 1932. They probably did not expected that they would live this long and that they would live up to this age together.

We can say that Duranord Veillard and Jeanne are amazing living example of the couples who live their vows spoken on the wedding day, spending the rest of their lives together. Veillard have had five kids. Back in 1968 Duranord had lost his job as a judge and had been awarded a visa to visit the United States. They decided to move there and got settled in Spring Valley. In the US he found a new job as a lab technician at the Good Samaritan Hospital, where he stayed and worked in a period of ten years and then retired. Today, they live together with their daughter, Marie Veillard.

At the moment when you read that they have remarkable 213 years together, you surely wanted to discover their secret about their long-lasting love and happiness and how did they manage to stay calm and happy family. It is interesting to mention that Duranord Veillard explains that is God’s thing. This year, they celebrated incredible 82 years of marriage.

Others describe Duranord as virtuous and honorable man. Their son, Vely Veillard who is 62 years old, says that there was an interview at the ceremony where his father told the reporter that he can remember every detail of his life and tell them all about their memories. He adds that he offered the reporter a piece of his birthday cake, which was frosted and at the top and there was a candle with the number 108. Jeanne Veillard was sitting next to him and wore white linen dress and a pair of pink slippers, not letting go of his hand. The reported asked her to tell him how she met her husband. She said that this has happened in the street.

According to Veillard family, Duranord and Jeanne are the oldest married couple in the region. It is amazing that they have twelve grandchildren and even one great grandchild.

Even today, every morning, Veillard wakes up at five in the morning and works out. After those five to seven pushups he does, he drinks a cup of tea, eats his oatmeal and fresh fruit, and his day has started. They usually have fish and fresh vegetables for lunch and dinner respectfully, and go to bed pretty early. Even though the couple is mostly indoors because they cannot walk without assistance, and they only leave their house when they need to see the doctor, they are both looking forward to celebrate another landmark in their life.

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