Rome’s Boston Post Cane recently was presented to Frederick “Freddy” W. Weston Jr. at the Rome Community Center. More than 50 family, friends and neighbors attended to honor the 92 year-old. The event was coordinated through the Rome Recreation Committee, in cooperation with the Board of Selectmen. Weston was presented with a Resolution of Recognition and Award by the Rome Board of Selectmen. He received the cane and will be listed on a new plaque at the Rome Community Center to honor the town’s oldest citizen.

Weston was born in 1922 in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, the son of Frederick and Phyllis Whitcomb Weston. He married the late Ruth Lambert in 1953 in West Long Branch, New Jersey. After retiring from New Jersey Bell Telephone Co., he moved to Rome in 1983. Weston grew up summering in Rome and Belgrade.


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