‘Candy Lady,' Community Fixture, Remembered in Brookline, Massachusetts

A woman who ran a store in Brookline, Massachusetts, for 77 years, was remembered Wednesday.

Edith Weiss, better known as the "Brookline Candy Lady," died this month at 101. A fixture of the community, she owned Irving's Toy & Card Shop since 1939.

Weiss originally owned the store with her husband, Irving, for whom it was named. He passed away in 1960.

Wednesday, mourners gathered at the synagogue across the street from the shop.

Generations of people grew up going to the shop for advice and help with homework, some bringing their children to enjoy the same.

In the days after her death, hundreds have flocked back to the store, leaving articles of appreciation on the window.

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