Mass. McDonald’s worker with Down syndrome retiring after 32 years

Freia David in 1980 (left) working at McDonalds and today. 

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NEEDHAM, Mass. – A woman in Massachusetts with Down syndrome who has worked at the same McDonald’s for over three decades is retiring, CBS Boston reported. 

Freia David has spent 32 years working at the french fry station at the McDonald’s on Chestnut Street in Needham.

She lives in a Charles River Center-supported home in Needham. The center is a Needham nonprofit that provides employment, job training and housing for nearly 1,000 children and adults with developmental disabilities.

McDonald’s was one of the center’s first local business partners.

The center shared a photo of David at her job in the 1980s.

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Freia David at McDonalds in the 1980s. 

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And another picture from last year with childhood friend Christopher Sheehan, who would visit David at McDonald’s every week.  

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Christopher Sheehan and Freia David. 

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A retirement party for David was held last week at the McDonald’s.