Haitian Couple married for 82 years, Duranord Veillard 108, wife Jeanne 105

According to USA Today, a Haitian couple currently living in the United States is believed to be the oldest married couple in Rockland. Husband Duranord Veillard just turned 108 while his wife turns 105 in May. The two have been married for 82 years.


How many of you currently married feel that you can ever reach something like this.

With a marriage that has lasted longer than most people ever live to be, Duranord and Jeanne Veillard are planning to meet their respective birthdays this year with 82 years of marriage behind them, with more to come judging by their continued health. 108 as of February 28, Duranord and his wife, who will be 105 in May, are thought to be the oldest married couple in Rockland County where they make their home.

Duranord Veillard was born in St. Louis du Sud in 1907 to a fisherman. He spent his boyhood in Les Cayes, but moved to Port-au-Prince to study law years later. Shortly, he met and married his wife in the same month as the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the historic first performance of Groucho Marx on radio. Duranord would later become a judge, but years later, the couple would migrate to the United States following the end of that career. He then worked for a further 10 years at the Good Samaritan Hospital as a lab technician before taking his second retirement.

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