Statement on the death of Mayor Thomas M. Menino

October 30, 2014

With the residents of Boston and those throughout the Commonwealth, we grieve the passing of former Boston Mayor, Thomas M. Menino. Mayor Menino served Boston for twenty years, first being elected in 1993. During those 20 years he was a herald for innovation, redevelopment, justice, and inclusion. Mayor Menino was a consistent and vocal presence at the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast in Boston, hosted by Union United Methodist Church and St. Cyprians Episcopal Church. He was their second recipient of the True Compass Award, for 20 years of promoting the slain icons ideals of social justice, given January 20, 2014. Mayor Menino led the effort to remove illegal guns from the streets of Boston, improve education, and promote equality for all residents. He was also a leader through difficult times, including the Boston Marathon bombing. He was a lifelong Roman Catholic, member of St. John’s Parish in West Roxbury, MA.
We offer our sincere condolences to his wife of 48 years Angela, his two children, Susan and Thomas, Jr., as well as other family and friends. We will share details concerning the celebration of Mayor Menino’s life as they become available.