Frances Finkelstein is the loving and supportive mother of disgraced former New York congressman, Anthony Weiner.
Weiner who was born to Jewish parents: Mort Weiner and his wife Frances (née Finkelstein), is also currently undergoing divorce proceedings from wife Huma Abedin –with whom he father only son, Jordan Zain Weiner.
It’s safe to say the 52-year-old New Yorker is not living his best years. There is however, someone who will probably be there for him always. That would be his mother, 79-year-old Frances Finkelstein.
Frances Weiner (née Finkelstein) and her lawyer husband Mort Weiner welcomed three children into their marriage. She gave birth to sons Seth, Anthony and Jason Weiner.
The couple’s eldest son, Seth Weiner was killed at age 39 by a hit-and-run driver in May 2000. Anthony Weiner is the couple’s middle son and the youngest, Jason Weiner, became a chef. Jason is the co-owner of several New York restaurants.
The family of five lived for a time in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Frances Finkelstein was a public high school math teacher raising three boys.
During an interview from 2011, Winer was asked, how could his mother have given a nice Jewish boy an Italian name like Anthony?
Weiner who thought of his name as an advantage, said
“Frances Finkelstein is a lot of things,” “Italian she’s not.” He explained that he had a great aunt named Anna who was from England. He added that the name had proven to be an advantage when he campaigned among the Italians of Howard Beach. “Suddenly, Tony is not such a bad thing,” Weiner said. “I thought, I finally made it. I’m an actual cross-cultural candidate!”
Frances Finkelstein was pictured in the past, attending the campaign trail in support of her son’s mayoral campaign. The proud mama also petitioned for him and volunteered at his office during his glory days.
Weiner took office in 1998, when the working class whites and Orthodox Jews in the district were Democrats by default. He held on to the seat even as it swung radically towards the post-9/11, George W. Bush-led Republican Party.
He is said to be spending the majority of his time living with his mother. Since falling from grace and resigning from congress in 2011, Frances’ second son completed a month in an all-male sex rehab program at the Recovery Ranch in Tennessee, and is undergoing further outpatient treatment in New York.
When not hanging out at his mother’s apartment, the Post says he spends the rest of the time at the apartment he and ex-wife Huma shared in order to co-parent their five-year-old son.
The last straw for Abedin came last August when it was revealed her husband had sent a picture of his crotch to a woman while his son was in bed next to him.