Westborough DPW worker honored following citizen’s letter


Westborough town iconWESTBOROUGH – Westborough marked a first with its monthly employee excellence award last month, honoring TJ Voutas of the Department of Public Works’ Cemetery Department following a private citizen’s letter.

The town announced this in a press release on Monday, noting that the citizen had hailed Voutas as an “outstanding member of the town’s DPW department.”

The citizen’s letter noted Voutas’ “dedication to our loved ones’ graves,” regularly going out of his way to respect the sensitivities of grieving families. 

“With great care, TJ has addressed certain requests made by this and other individuals, ‘dealing every day with grieving loved ones picking out plots for burial with pure respect,’” the town said. 

The letter writer reportedly complemented work to beautify town cemetery space around Veteran’s Day, also noting that Voutas was involved in work to ensure operation of a sound system for downtown Veteran’s Day observances.

“I even heard policemen at Grove saying how nice it was,” the letter writer wrote. 

The letter praised Voutas as a “respectful young man” and a “wonderful person.” 

“As it is said that one compliment in writing represents forty unwritten concurring opinions, it can be assumed that there are many other residents who equally appreciate TJ’s efforts to go out of his way to let them know their loved ones are not forgotten and continue to be honored whether or not his efforts are being recognized,” the town wrote in its press release. 


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