Gloucester resident Emory Nadeau, 60, has been a key player in keeping the lights on for those living on the Middle Peninsula and beyond for more than four decades.
After working his way up in the company, Nadeau officially retired Sunday from 40+ years of service with Dominion Virginia Power.
Back at his old stomping grounds on Tuesday, the Dominion Virginia Power facility off Fiddler’s Green Road in Gloucester, Nadeau carried on with old friends and colleagues, some of whom are still there from when he started in 1974. “Even though we may have been apart at times, we all still stayed in touch,” he said. “It’s like a family around here.”
When he started with the power company, then called VEPCO, the facility was located in an old red brick building farther down the road from the current facility. That building has since been demolished.
Nadeau remembered the day he interviewed for his original position, which was for a groundsman. In jest, he sa...
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