Couple Pays Off Mortgage in Pennies Massachusetts man had been saving them for 35 years By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Jul 6, 2012 12:06 PM CDT 12 comments Comments They can add up. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – A man who pledged for decades to make the last mortgage payment on his home with pennies has made good on his promise. After warning his bank, Thomas Daigle of Milford, Mass., dropped off about 62,000 pennies weighing 800 pounds in two boxes for the final payment on the home he and his wife, Sandra, bought in 1977. He tells the Milford Daily News he just wanted to make his last payment on April 24 "memorable." Daigle had been saving the pennies for years.