Monson celebrates 50th birthday of postman
MONSON, Mass. (WWLP) – At a time when some are questioning what has happened to the work ethic in the United States, the city of Monson honors a postal worker who worked for 50 years without planning to retire.
When John Malo reached his golden birthday at work at the Monson Post Office, he was honored by his family, the people he served for so many years, and the Postal Service. It was a glorious day for the 71-year-old man so proud of his work ethic and commitment to his neighbors.
John Malo said: “I grew up here and worked here. I have been in the office for 50 years. The people I am expecting now, the children, parents and grandparents of the people of the city of Monson.
His postmaster Curtis Williams greeted John Malo with invaluable gratitude. They have worked together for over 20 years.
Curtis Williams said: “He’s a very humble and well-liked person in town. 50 years in the post, it deserves to be recognized, and that is what we are doing today.
Across the street, at the town hall, a banner was displayed in honor of John Malo. His son Scott saluting his father’s work ethic.
Scott said: “It’s just to show up every day, when you have to. 50 years to go, do your job, show yourself. A lot of people depend on you.
It was by no means a retirement party, John Malo will be back at work Monday morning as he begins his 51st year serving the people of his hometown.