Beloved Market Basket worker with Down syndrome is retiring after 27 years

Beloved Market Basket worker with Down syndrome is retiring after 27 years

An employee of Market Basket, loved by both customers and colleagues, has retired after nearly three decades in a supermarket chain in Massachusetts. Philip Donahue, who has Down Syndrome, got his first job at Market Basket at the age of 16, packing groceries and working his way up to a customer support representative. During his 27 years in the company, Donahue has always loved to greet customers and help them with everything they need. A spokesman for Market Basket called Donahue a “beloved presence.” “Thank you Philip for serving our clients in the Lovell and Tewksbury communities for 27 years! You are a good example for all of us! We wish you a very happy retirement, “Market Basket wrote on Facebook. Donahue is a member of the Massachusetts Congress of Self-Advocates with Down Syndrome and sits on the Lovell’s Recreational Adult Resource Association. He also runs in the Special Olympics and has a brown belt. in karate.

An employee of Market Basket, who is loved by both customers and associates, has retired after nearly three decades in a supermarket chain in Massachusetts.

Philip Donahue, who has Down Syndrome, got his first job at Market Basket at the age of 16 in grocery packaging and was promoted to customer service representative.

During his 27 years in the company, Donahue has always loved to greet customers and help them with everything they need.

A spokesman for Market Basket called Donahue a “beloved presence.”

“Thank you Philip for serving our clients in the Lovell and Tewksbury communities for 27 years! You are a good example for all of us! We wish you a very happy retirement,” Market Basket wrote on Facebook.

Donahue is a member of the Massachusetts Congress Self-Advocates Advisory Board with Down Syndrome and is a board member of Lovell’s Recreational Adult Resources Association.

He also runs at the Special Olympics and has a brown belt in karate.

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