Mourners celebrate former mayor’s life, energy ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page John Tlumacki/Glolbe Staff A funeral Mass was held at Saint Cecilia's Church for former Boston mayor Kevin White. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Kevin White's widow, Kathryn White, paused at his casket inside the church. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Mark White, one of the mayor's five children, received a standing ovation from mourners at the service after he spoke about his father. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff White's daughter, Caitlin, widow Kathyrn, and son Mark listened to reminiscences about the former mayor during the Mass. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff US Representative Barney Frank said the former mayor was someone who wanted to see a better Boston. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff Governor Deval Patrick, Senator John Kerry, Representative Barney Frank, and former state Treasurer Robert Crane attended the Mass. John Tlumacki Crane, a friend of Kevin White's for some 55 years, delivered the eulogy, getting laughs on more than one occasion. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff Former Kevin White spokesman George Regan, Governor Patrick, and BRA chief Peter Meade laughed as Crane delivered the eulogy. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Kevin White's daughters, Caitlin White, right, and Elizabeth White, delivered a reading at the service. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Mayor Thomas Menino hugged Kevin White's widow Kathryn at the end of the service. John Tlumack/Globe Staff After the Mass was over, pallbearers escorted the casket down the church aisle. The White family followed. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff Barney Frank, Mark White, and Mayor Menino chatted before the start of the Mass. Bill Greene/Globe Staff The family of former Boston mayor Kevin White waited on the steps of St. Cecilia's Church as his casket was placed in a hearse. Bill Greene/Globe Staff Former Boston mayor Ray Flynn stood as the motorcade for Kevin White passed following the funeral. Bill Greebe/Globe Staff Governor Deval Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray left the church after the funeral. Bill Greene/Globe Staff Kevin White's niece, Beth Casey, waited for the funeral procession with her son, Tommy, at St. Cecilia's Church. Bill Greene/Globe Staff White family friend Sarah Lydon watched the procession with other bystanders at St. Cecilia's Church. Bill Greene/Globe Staff Kevin White's son Christopher, widow Kathryn, and son Mark entered the church for the funeral services. Bill Greene/Globe Staff Kevin White's family prepared to enter the church before the services. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff Officers with the Boston Municipal Protective Services saluted as the funeral procession for former mayor Kevin White passed. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff Flowers were placed at the foot of the statue of former Boston mayor Kevin White in Faneuil Hall this morning. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff Deborah Bolling, daughter of late state representative Royal Bolling, paid her respects at the statue just after the procession passed. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff Officers saluted as the vehicle carrying the casket of Kevin White drove by Faneuil Hall. Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff The funeral procession left the Parkman House on Beacon Street. Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff Robert Matson, also known as the "mayor of Beacon Hill," stood outside the former White home as the motorcade passed. Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff Robert Matson shook the hand of Kathryn White as the procession passed the former mayor's home on Mt. Vernon Street. Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff Fifth-grade students from the Advent School stood outside Kevin White's home on Mt. Vernon Street as the procession passed.