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To honor an individual who gave more than 50 years of service to the town, a group of residents is looking to name the Saugus Public Works building after the late Joe Attubato.
Bob Davis is spearheading an initiative to call the facility at 515 Main St. the Joseph Attubato Building Saugus Department of Public Works.
Attubato, who was employed at the Saugus DPW from 1961 to 2012 and spent his last 28 years there as director, passed away in August.
Davis told the Advertiser that Attubato loved the town and helped countless people in his role with the DPW.
“Joe dedicated his life to the town,” Davis said. “We feel it is appropriate to name the building after him.”
Davis’ group collected 88 signatures from residents who support dedicating the DPW as the Joseph Attubato Building Saugus Department of Public Works.
The plan is to erect a sign on the DPW with the new name and put up a plaque to commemorate that the building was dedicated in memory of Attubato, Davis said.
Davis is proposing an article for annual Town Meeting to name the DPW Building in honor of Attubato.
The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to insert Davis’ article on the Town Meeting warrant.
Selectman Michael Serino said no one loved the town or the DPW more than Attubato.
Board of Selectmen Chairman Anthony Cogliano expressed his belief that Attubato deserves to have the DPW building named in his honor.
“Joe was a good friend and I hope Town Meeting supports this,” Cogliano said.
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