By Tara Vocino
Former mayor/Councillor-at-Large/Mayoral candidate Daniel Rizzo presented a citation to John DiLiegro, owner of John’s Service in Linden Square, for his retirement after 47 years last Friday afternoon. The full-service gas station opened its doors at 200 Beach St., Malden, on May 3, 1976.
“I worked seven days a week,” DiLiegro, who lives in Revere, said. “I may have only taken three weeks’ vacation.”
He added that retirement is bittersweet and that he may travel to Italy. DiLiegro graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1961.
Rizzo said it’s been a tremendous run of helping Revere and Malden residents. “People rely and depend on their cars,” Rizzo said. “I’d like to recognize John and his family with a citation congratulating them.”
The gas station will remain open and change ownership in two weeks.
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