oldest Rockland County could be the oldest couple in the world set to celebrate their birthday in a very special way in the presence of a few supporters, family and his daughter Marie Eveillard, which coexist.
This couple both have a combined age of a whopping 202 years, which means a lot for themselves, families and the county in general, since they have been part of the rich history of the County for a whole generation.
Duranord Veillard became 109 years in February while his beloved wife, Jeanne, became 105 in May. Duranord and Jeanne have been married for almost a generation. It has been 83 years since the two walked by November 1932, the same month that very Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president to say their wedding vows and I did not know they were going to live so long.
Duranord was born on February 28, 1907 a fisherman in St. Louis du Sud and raised in Les Cayes in southern Haiti and studied law and lived in Port au Prince.
This wonderful couple gave birth to five children and later moved to the United States in 1968 with his family when Duranord lost his job as a judge. He settled in Spring Valley.
Veillard worked as a laboratory technician at Good Samaritan hospital for 10 years and retired for the second time.
Duranord Veillard was dressed in matching crisping white guayabera shirt with brown pants and brown leather shoes and enjoyed the moments with his family as he told jokes and held the American flag and then began to sing songs he learned in Cuba in the 1920s