Menino’s ‘Final Ride Home’
Before he’s laid to rest, the late Tom Menino will take one final tour through the city he governed for more than 20 years, passing landmarks along the way that became all too familiar to Boston’s longest-serving mayor.
On Monday, prior to his private funeral services and burial in Hyde Park, the neighborhood in which he grew up and lived, Menino’s casket will be lead through a procession that will pass places of significance, beginning at Faneuil Hall. From there, it will wind through the city’s streets, slowly passing Boston City Hall; Fenway Park, where he saw the Red Sox win three World Series Championships; Parkman House; Boston University; Dudley Square; Grove Hall; Franklin Park; Bowdoin and Geneva; Mattapan Library, and Roslindale Square.
Residents and spectators are being encouraged to line the route of the procession, and stand on the sidewalks as it rolls through Boston, to pay respects to Menino and his legacy. A street-by-street outline of the places the procession will pass can be found here.
At the end of the public farewell, a large screen will then be set up on City Hall Plaza, which will show the funeral mass being held inside the Most Precious Blood Parish, in Hyde Park, a private event that will include reflections on Menino’s life from Mayor Marty Walsh, Governor Deval Patrick, and an appearance by Vice President Joe Biden.
Below is a map of the planned route: