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Menino to lie in state


Menino to lie in state

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BOSTON (AP) – Thousands of Boston residents and others are expected to say their final farewells to long-time beloved Mayor Tom Menino this weekend.

Menino – who died Thursday at age 71 – is scheduled to lie in state Sunday at Faneuil Hall.

A private funeral Mass for family and friends is scheduled for Monday at Most Precious Blood Parish in Hyde Park, Menino’s home neighbourhood.

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 October 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.