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He’s 100 but Needham man still loves his job at McDonald’s

Centenarian Morris Miller works the counter three early mornings a week at the McDonald’s on Chestnut Street in Needham.
Centenarian Morris Miller works the counter three early mornings a week at the McDonald’s on Chestnut Street in Needham.Katherine Taylor for The Boston Globe

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Three days a week, Morris Miller leaves his apartment in Needham and travels the short distance to work a 5:30 a.m. shift at the McDonald’s on Chestnut Street.

It’s the sort of a trip you might expect a high school kid to make for a part-time job before the start of classes or maybe a young service employee who needs to work to add some hours to another job.

But Morris Miller isn’t young. He’s 100 years old.

Born just before the start of World War I on Feb. 8, 1914, Miller celebrated his 100th birthday and his 25 years working under the Golden Arches at a party at the Needham restaurant earlier this month. According to the company, he is believed to be the oldest worker at a McDonald’s restaurant in the country.

At the event, Miller was officially honored for becoming McDonald’s Crew Person of the Year in the New England Region in 2013. Robert Garcia, vice president of US operations for McDonald’s, presented him with a plaque and $500 check recognizing the award.

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