New Canaan mail carrier retires after 65 years

A retirement ceremony was held Thursday at the post office on Camp Avenue in Stamford to recognize Tony Spadaccini for his six decades of service.

Mar 30, 2023, 5:08 PM

Updated 379 days ago

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A New Canaan mail carrier is retiring after 65 years on the job.
A retirement ceremony was held Thursday at the post office on Camp Avenue in Stamford to recognize Tony Spadaccini for his six decades of service.
"I have never heard of 65 years in my entire career," Jeffrey Salamon, manager of post office operations, said.
Spadaccini, 86, briefly served in the military after high school. He began his career with the United States Postal Service after returning home in 1957.
"A postcard was one cent, a first class letter was three cents," Spadacinni remembered. "We were sorting everything by hand then, which took a lot of time."
Spadaccini had a walking route along South Avenue in New Canaan for 26 years. Then he transitioned to curbside delivery in the Silvermine neighborhood, which includes around 300 homes.
He told News 12 he worked for so long because he loved serving the community where he grew up.
"I have feelings for my people, you know?" Spadaccini said. "They expect something, I'll see that you get it."
Although Spadaccini says he'll miss being a letter carrier, his passion for public service won't fade. He plans on finding a new job after visiting family in Italy.


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