Boston Post Cane recipient in Warren believes strongly in volunteerism

Mon, 11/21/2022 - 4:30pm

WARREN — Town of Warren Board of Selectmen Chair Wayne G. Luce and Town Manager Sherry Howard presented the Boston Post Cane to Warren’s oldest resident, “the delightful Mary Lee Merrill” on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022.

Born on December 6, 1925, Mary Lee came to Maine by way of Wilmington, Delaware in 1988, and has lived in Warren for 19 years. A member of the Daughters of Founders and Patriots, and the Maine Society of Mayflower Descendants, Mary Lee believes strongly in volunteerism, and has served on several area boards and committees benefitting local charities.

The Boston Post Cane movement was started in 1909 by the Boston Post newspaper, and quickly took off in those municipalities lucky enough to receive the canes. The tradition has continued in 700 municipalities throughout New England, honoring the oldest resident with a gold-tipped cane.

“The Town of Warren is pleased to appoint Mary Lee to this honorary position,” said the Town, in a news release.