Boston Pays Respects to Mayor Menino at Faneuil Hall
Friends, family, politicians, and citizens of Boston gathered at Faneuil Hall on Sunday morning to pay their respects to former mayor Tom Menino, who passed away on Thursday morning, just days after announcing that he was stopping chemotherapy treatments for an advanced form of cancer.
Mayor Marty Walsh led a procession of local and national politicians, including Gov. Deval Patrick, Senator Ed Markey, former mayor Ray Flynn, and others, from City Hall to Faneuil Hall, where Menino lay in state, his Louisville Slugger cane by his side.
Beginning at 10 a.m., in the midst of the season’s first snowfall, the line of people waiting to say their final goodbyes to the city’s beloved “urban mechanic” stretched for blocks around Faneuil Hall. Mayor Menino will remain accompanied overnight by an honor guard of former staff members, who have been grouped into shifts thematically—longest-serving aides, police commissioners, former school superintendents, etc.
Tomorrow morning, a final procession will take Menino’s casket from Faneuil Hall to other places of significance throughout the city—City Hall, Fenway Park, Parkman House, Boston University, Dudley Square, Grove Hall, Franklin Park, Bowdoin and Geneva, Mattapan Library, and Roslindale Square. Then, a private funeral mass will be held inside the Most Precious Blood Parish in Hyde Park, where Menino was baptized and served as an altar boy, just around the corner from his childhood home.
On Sunday morning, hundreds gathered at Faneuil Hall to pay respects to former mayor Tom Menino.
People waited inside an empty flower shop at Faneuil Hall Marketplace to pay respects to Mayor Menino.
Boston residents gathered to say goodbye to their beloved “urban mechanic” on Sunday morning.
A banner hung from City Hall in honor of the late Mayor Menino.
Mayor Marty Walsh led a procession of local and national politicians from City Hall to Faneuil Hall.
Gov. Deval Patrick paused during the procession to greet mourners.
Congressman Joe Kennedy and Steve Grossman were among the many politicians who attended the public wake.
Former mayor Ray Flynn came out to pay his respects to Menino.
A banner hung from Quincy market in honor of Menino, “a friend to all and a champion of local merchants.”
Mourners embraced after exiting Faneuil Hall, where Menino lay in state.
Senator Ed Markey attended the public wake for Menino.
Despite the season’s first snowfall, people waited in line to say goodbye to Menino.
The line stretched down to State Street on Sunday morning.
A volunteer handed out programs to people in line.
A memorial for Menino has been set up inside City Hall.
Boston resident David Coogan signed a note for Menino’s family at the memorial inside City Hall.
The City Hall memorial includes a T-shirt signed with messages for Menino.
A photograph of Menino was left among the flowers at the memorial.
Susan and Ed Markey left a message for Menino at the memorial inside City Hall.
The flags at City Hall Plaza remained at half-staff on Sunday in honor of Menino.