Veillard was reportedly born in St. Louis du Sud, Haiti. He studied law and lived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He moved to Spring Valley, New York, USA in the 1960s. Duranord got a job as a lab technician at a local hospital, where he worked for ten years.
Duranord and his wife, Jeanne, claim to have been married for over 80 years. In 2015, it was reported that they married in November 1932 and that Jeanne was 105, but in 2017 it was reported that they were married on 29 November 1934 and that Jeanne is 106. It was also reported in 2017 that they have four children, 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
- Husband, 108, wife, 105, celebrate 82 years married USA Today, 26 February 2015
- NEW YORK MAN CELEBRATES 110TH BIRTHDAY WITH 106-YEAR-OLD WIFE ABC7 NY, 6 March 2017