Marie-Rose Tessier was born as Marie-Rose Bousseau in a farm in Beaurepaire, Vendee, Pays de la Loire, France on 21 May 1910. On 14 November 1927, she married Auguste Tessier in Ardelay (now Les Herbiers), Vendee. She was widowed in 1944.
In April 2018, Tessier participated in a meeting with students of the Ecole St. Paul School in Chateau-d’Olonne to share her memories of World War I, along with other elderly people. In May 2020, she celebrated her 110th birthday.
Marie-Rose Tessier currently lives in Chateau-d’Olonne, Vendee, Pays de la Loire, France.
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Following the death of Marie-Florentine Jousseaume on 20 December 2020, Tessier became the oldest known living person in Vendee department. She became the oldest living person in the region of Pays de la Loire, following the death of Marie-Louise Berthelot on 17 January 2021.
Her age was validated by the ESO on 8 February 2021.
Following the death of 111-year-old Madeleine Cornu on 19 May 2022, Tessier became the last known surviving French woman born in 1910.
Following the death of 111-year-old Andre Boite on 15 July 2022, Tessier became the last known surviving French person born in 1910.
Following the death of Juliette Bilde on 13 December 2022, Tessier, along with Lucile Randon, became the last two surviving French people born before 1911. Following Randon’s death in January 2023, Tessier became the oldest living person in France.