Town honors worker’s service

Chuck Langille retires after 41 years of municipal custodial, maintenance work

GREENVILLE — After more than 40 years of service to the town, the Select Board bade farewell to Chuck Langille, who has provided custodial services and maintenance for the Town Hall, Police Department and library, during a retirement party following their regular meeting Wednesday.

Select Board Chair Tony Ste. Marie presented Langille with a clock to commemorate his service to the town, and thanked him for his dedication. The town began the search for Langille’s replacement last week, said Ste. Marie.

“We’re hoping to find someone for another 40 years,” said Ste. Marie, “but they probably don’t make them like that anymore.”

“He’ll be greatly missed,” said Town Administrator Kelley Collins on Wednesday. “He’s not even gone yet, and I miss him already.”

Langille has been a staple in town for many years, having taken on the custodian job at the age of 22 and holding it in addition to working elsewhere, including working summers as a maintenance worker at Kimball Farm in Jaffrey.

Though Langille and his wife, Linda, live in New Ipswich, he has long had ties to Greenville, he said Wednesday. “It’s been like my second home,” he said of Greenville. “I’ve always been down here playing [basket]ball.”

Ashley Saari can be reached at 924-7172 ex. 244, or She’s on Twitter @AshleySaari.

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