GREENE – The Board of Selectmen presented Verna Wheeler Coady the Boston Post Cane on April 19 with many members of her family present.

Coady was born Oct. 26, 1905, at home on the River Road in Greene, the third child of Frederick and Florence Rose Wheeler. In her early years she attended the Mountain School before her family moved to Litchfield. She is a 1924 graduate of Monmouth Academy.

She married John Coady of Lewiston where they raised three sons, John, Bernard and Robert, and a daughter, Mary. In the early 1950s, she moved to Boothbay Harbor where she resided until the death of her husband in 1979. At that time she returned to the family homestead on Allen Pond Road to care for her mother, who was also a holder of the Boston Post Cane.

Her interest has always been her family, immediate and extended. She has 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. She is also close to several nieces and nephews.

Coady is known by many as a wonderful cook, with molasses cookies and pies as favorites. She continues to enjoy having her family for dinner and has many happy memories of hosting large family gatherings. Until her eyesight became poor, she was an accomplished seamstress and made many knitted items.

She worked outside the home summers at Cobbossee Colony in Monmouth and at Bob White’s Restaurant and the Blue Ship Restaurant in Boothbay Harbor.

Coady is pleased to be the holder of Greene’s Boston Post Cane.


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