A memorial for Gaspar Veloso, a beloved Weston postal worker who passed away on April 11, was held on Saturday, June 30, at the flagpole outside the Weston Post Office.
About 40 residents, friends, and family members came to honor Mr. Veloso and witness the Weston Garden Club’s dedication of a garden in his name.
Aside from his infectious, gentle personality, Mr. Veloso was known for having a passion for gardening and spent much of his free time landscaping and beautifying Weston Town Center where the post office is located with his planted flowers.
Mr. Veloso was born in Bridgeport in 1947 and earned his bachelor and master’s degrees from the University of Bridgeport. He served in the Intelligence Division during the Vietnam War and worked for the U.S. Postal Service for over 40 years, spending 33 years in Weston.
Pat Glass, president of the Weston Garden Club, presented a plaque to be installed at the base of the flagpole outside the Weston Post Office in Mr. Veloso’s honor.
First Selectman Gayle Weinstein accepted the garden’s plaque at the ceremony and proclaimed June 30 a town-wide day of remembrance for Mr. Veloso.
“He was well respected by his co-workers and customers alike,” Ms. Weinstein said in her proclamation.
Mr. Veloso’s siblings, Gloria and Antonio Veloso, attended the ceremony and took part in the dedication of his plaque.
“Gaspar’s Garden,” which will now be maintained by the Weston Garden Club, is located underneath the town’s flagpole and will always represent the joy he brought to the post office and town of Weston alike.