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Mike Buttery is known to countless New Canaan residents.
A local post office worker for the past 37 years, the Newtown resident has spent decades commuting to New Canaan to help residents send mail and packages, buy stamps and access PO boxes.
Now, at 56, he is finally ready to retire.
“It’s been lovely, I really enjoyed working here,” Buttery told NewCanaanite.com on a recent morning.
Asked about his plans after retiring, Buttery said, “Not much, just enjoy retirement.”
He launched his U.S. Postal Service career in 1986, after a suggestion from his father.
“My father worked for the postal service, so he recommended it to me,” Buttery recalled.
He was at the New Canaan Post Office for decades when it was located at the corner of Pine and Park Streets, and spent his entire career in the Next Station To Heaven.
“Thirty-seven years right here,” he said with a smile.