Menino to lie in state at historic Faneuil Hall
BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of Boston residents and others are expected to say their final farewells to longtime beloved Mayor Tom Menino this weekend.
Menino — who died Thursday at age 71 — is scheduled to lie in state Sunday at Faneuil Hall, starting at 10 a.m.
A private funeral Mass for family and friends is scheduled for Monday at Most Precious Blood Parish in Hyde Park, Menino’s home neighborhood.
Menino served as mayor more than 20 years. Longer than any other mayor in city history.
He was diagnosed with advanced cancer in February 2014, shortly after leaving office, and announced Oct. 23 he was suspending treatment and a book tour so he could spend more time with family and friends.
Menino is survived by wife, Angela, two children and six grandchildren.