Marie-Rose Tessier

  • Full name: Marie-Rose Tessier (née Bousseau)
  • Lifespan: 21.05.1910
  • Age: 113 years
  • Birthplace: Beaurepaire, Vendee, Pays de la Loire, France
  • Last residence: Chateau-d’Olonne, Vendee, Pays de la Loire, France
  • Application date: 10.05.2023
  • Validation date: 16.06.2023
  • Validation source: Sylvain Grosgeorge


Marie-Rose Tessier, born as Marie-Rose Bousseau on May 21, 1910, grew up on a farm in Beaurepaire, Vendee, Pays de la Loire, France. On November 14, 1927, she married Auguste Tessier in Ardelay, now known as Les Herbiers, Vendee. Unfortunately, she became a widow in 1944.

In April 2018, Marie-Rose Tessier had the opportunity to engage in a meeting with students from the Ecole St. Paul School in Chateau-d’Olonne. During this gathering, she shared her memories of World War I alongside other elderly individuals. In May 2020, she celebrated her 110th birthday, marking a significant milestone in her life.

Longevity Recognition

After the passing of Marie-Florentine Jousseaume on December 20, 2020, Marie-Rose Tessier assumed the title of the oldest known living person in the Vendee department. Subsequently, she became the oldest known living person in the broader region of Pays de la Loire, following the death of Marie-Louise Berthelot on January 17, 2021.

With the passing of 111-year-old Madeleine Cornu on May 19, 2022, Tessier earned the distinction of being the last known surviving French woman born in 1910. Furthermore, following the death of 111-year-old Andre Boite on July 15, 2022, she became the last known surviving French person born in 1910.

Subsequently, after the demise of Juliette Bilde on December 13, 2022, Tessier, along with Lucile Randon, held the status of the last two surviving French individuals born before 1911. However, Tessier later became the last known surviving French person born before 1911 and also the oldest known living person in France, following Lucile Randon’s passing on January 17, 2023.

Longevity titles

  • Oldest living person in Pays de la Loire (17.01.2021 – present)
  • Doyenne of France (17.01.2023 – present)


Marie-Rose Tessier’s age was verified by Sylvain Grosgeorge, GRG-France Correspondent, and validated by the GRG on June 15, 2023.

Marie-Rose Tessier at age 112.

Marie-Rose Tessier at age 109.

Marie-Rose Tessier at age 112 in January 2023 – after becoming Doyenne of France.