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Desiree Delory
Desiree Delory
Delory (aged 106) in April 1961.
Birth: 12 June 1854
Saint-Cyr-du-Gault, Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Val de Loire, France
Death: 7 July 1962
Gombergean, Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Val de Loire, France
Age: 108 years, 25 days
Country: FranceFRA

Desiree Delory [French: Désirée Delory] (née Foucher; 12 June 1854 – 7 July 1962) was a French centenarian who was the oldest known living person in France at the time of her death.


Desiree Foucher was born in Saint-Cyr-du-Gault, Centre-Val de Loire, France on 12 June 1854. On 19 February 1873, aged 21, she married Emmanuel Delory, from who she had at least two children: Ruphine and Misael. Her husband died in 1938.

Desiree Delory died in Gombergean, Centre-Val de Loire, France on 7 July 1962 at the age of 108 years, 25 days. She was the known doyenne of France at the time of her death. Her successor was probably Ferdinise Nebolle of Martinique.


France's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (V • TE)

Marie LangloisRose SardaCalixte RazimbaudCatherine MoucheAuguste DecateDesiree DeloryFerdinise Nebolle • Georgette JeanmaireEugenie MarchandEugenie ProuxEmilie CoqueranLaurence EntiopeMarie-Ernestine Compain • Marie-Virginie Duhem • Frederique Noel • Augustine Tessier • Elisa Esnault • Elvire Mendiboure • Eugenie Roux • Jeanne Calment • Marie-Helene Chanteperdrix • Jeanne Dumaine • Marie Bremont • Germaine Haye • Anne Primout • Camille Loiseau • Marie-Simone Capony • Clementine Solignac • Eugenie Blanchard • Maria Diaz • Marcelle Narbonne • Marie-Therese Bardet • Paule Bronzini • Irenise Moulonguet • Suzanne Burrier • Marie Liguinen • Olympe Amaury • Eudoxie Baboul • Elisabeth Collot • Honorine Rondello • Lucile Randon