STOUGHTON, MA — Since the Stoughton Public Library opened its doors in its current location, Wayne Madan has cared for it as if it were his own home, according to the Stoughton Journal.
On Friday afternoon, after 40 years of maintaining the building and grounds, Madan had a tough time walking out the door into retirement, the article stated.
"I''ve enjoyed coming here. I''ve always taken pride in keeping this building nice," Madan said.
In addition to meticulously maintaining the library, he was responsible for landscaping in summer and snow removal in the winter, the article noted.
According to the article, Library Outreach Coordinator Susan Hargreaves, who worked with Madan for 11 years, said Madan was an incredibly hard worker who was always painting something, planting something or fixing something.
Hargreaves and other co-workers presented Madan with a rocking chair with the town seal and a gold plaque engraved with his name, title — building maintenance supervisor — and dates of service to the town, the article added.
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