Cherbourg.  Maurice, who forms an inseparable pair with Mado, just turned 100 years old!

Cherbourg. Maurice, who forms an inseparable pair with Mado, just turned 100 years old!

With Mado behind him, Maurice Amourette celebrated his 100th birthday. (© La Presse de la Manche)

In 2021, Maurice Amourette, born October 24, 1922 in Querqueville (transferred municipality Cherbourg-en-CotentinChannel), celebrated in the month of August in Silver Beacon Residence his alabaster wedding (75 years of marriage) to his wife Yvonne-Madeleine (Mado to his loved ones), who herself is quietly approaching 96 years. They got married right after World War IIAugust 3, 1946 at City Hall Equeurdreville.

In this Monday, October 24, 2022, and in addition to the zinc wedding, another no less prestigious and exceptional party was waiting for them in this mansion, where they enjoy themselves and feel safe. Day by day, Maurice has indeed just passed the milestone of 100 years at peace in the company family members az some friends including another centenarian from last September, Fermanvillais Charles Giguet.

On the Silver Lighthouse, the couple are still inseparable.
On the Silver Lighthouse, the couple are still inseparable. (© La Presse de la Manche)

S Mado inspires admiration

A special moment that the party participants (guests, staff and residents) shared with great pleasure and emotion around Maurice and Mad. On the program: a special lunch in a decorated lounge, champagne, birthday cakes with tea and a demonstration of ballroom dancing, fours, fandango, madison or another foxtrot offered by six dancers in period costumes fromassociation “Graville’Dance”..

It must be said that this very close couple inspires admiration for their longevity, love of life and communicative energy. mauritius, the eldest son in a family of three childrenhe always has a good eye for participating in residence activities, especially belote with his wife as a teammate.

Busy life

However, he still experiences paralysis from the arm, knee and head injuries that earned him recognition as a civilian casualty of war after suffering German demands for forced labor (STO in Hanover). anne the couple’s only daughterwas born of their happiness four years after their marriage.

Maurice and Mado are also grandparents twice over. Until his go on pension, Maurice was a cashier at CIN (Crédit Industriel de Normandie) and has always lived in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin with his wife, who takes constant care of him.

The community and intellectual life of the pair was also busy, the lovebirds were even deans of a medieval university, that is! “We have no secret or recipe to give you. We are very considerate and considerate of each other. We also like to have fun and laugh,” say Maurice and Mado, who hope to enjoy life together for a long time to come.

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