A husband and wife thought to be Rockland County’s oldest married couple will celebrate their birthdays this weekend — with a combined age of 212.
Duranord Veillard will turn 108 on Saturday while his wife of 82 years, Jeanne, turns 105 in May. . .
The son of a fisherman, Duranord Veillard was born Feb. 28, 1907, in St. Louis du Sud and grew up in Les Cayes in southern Haiti.
He studied law and lived in Port-au-Prince. The couple tied the knot in November 1932 — the same month Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in landslide victory over Herbert Hoover and Groucho Marx performed on radio for the first time. . .
Veillard also let The Journal News in on his secret for living a long and healthy life: “That’s God,” he said in French Creole. (Read more about the married centenarians HERE)