2.6 min readBy Published On: October 30th, 2014Categories: News0 Comments on Mayor Tom Menino – RIP

For those of you who wish to pay your respects to Mayor Menino

From the City of Boston:

Flowers and mementos may be left in City Hall, inside the main City Hall entrance (City Hall Plaza side).
Condolence books will be located in all neighborhood libraries (www.bpl.org/branches) and community centers (www.cityofboston.gov/BCYF/centers/).
Letters and cards may be sent to: Mayor Menino’s Office, Boston University, 75 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215.  Visit tommenino.org for complete information.

Funeral arrangements for Menino have been announced:
Menino will lie in state Sunday, November 2 starting at 10 a.m. at Faneuil Hall.
His funeral will be a private event at 12 p.m. Monday at Most Precious Blood Parish in Hyde Park

As he lies in state on Sunday, Mayor Menino will be accompanied by an honor guard of former staff members. Shifts have been grouped thematically and include those representing causes of particular importance to Mayor Menino, community leaders, and others who worked tirelessly for him behind the scenes. View honor guard details.
For those who wish to pay their respects:

  • Parking surrounding Faneuil Hall will be extremely limited. Please use public transit.
  • Attendees are strongly discouraged from bringing bags into Faneuil Hall. Bags will be subject to search.
  • Cell phones should be turned off inside Faneuil Hall.
  • No photography or videography will be allowed inside Faneuil Hall.


The following statement was made by Mayor Marty Walsh  in regards to the passing of Mayor Tom Menino :

“Today the City of Boston mourns together. To any who had come to know him, it is no surprise that more than half of Boston had a direct interaction with Tom Menino. No man possessed a greater love for our City, and his dedicated life in service to Boston and her people and changed the face of the City.
With sheer determination and unmatched work ethic, he took a city that is not as big in size as we are in stature and put us on the world stage as a national leader in health care, education, innovation and the nitty gritty of executing basic city services.  He was a leader on policy issues that shaped the Boston we know today: from the environment, to youth engagement, to innovation, to crime prevention. But more than anything, he was a man of the neighborhoods. He held a profound understanding of the direct and immediate impact that municipal government can have on people, and made it a great priority to ensure that government served people, and not the other way around.

Even in the latest stages of his illness, his concern – first and foremost – was always for Boston. We are forever grateful for Mayor Menino’s guidance, advice, and continued dedication to Boston. And though he has passed, his legacy and spirit will be felt across the City for generations to come.
Because of his leadership, Boston is a better place today.  From a grateful City: Our prayers are with Angela, Susan and Tommy, their families and friends, and all who loved Tom Menino.”