Thomas M. Menino dies at 71

Boston’s transformative mayor served unprecedented five terms

Menino, who was diagnosed with advanced cancer not long after leaving office at the beginning of this year, died Thursday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/30/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/kreiter_meninodeathcityhall5_met.jpg Across the city, tears and memories of Menino flow

To many Bostonians, Thomas Menino had seemed invincible, a fighter who repeatedly survived serious illnesses.

In memoriam, Thomas Menino

1942 - 2014

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The funeral for for Boston mayor Thomas Menino was held at The Most Precious Blood Church in Hyde Park.

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The funeral for former Boston mayor Thomas Menino was held at The Most Precious Blood Church in Hyde Park.

A man saluted as Menino's funeral procession passed on Cummings Highway in Mattapan.

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A man saluted as Menino's funeral procession passed on Cummings Highway in Mattapan.

Menino's funeral procession passed by the State House.

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Menino's funeral procession passed by the State House.

The funeral procession for Thomas Menino funeral passed through Roslindale Square  in its way to Hyde Park.

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The funeral procession for Thomas Menino funeral passed through Roslindale Square in its way to Hyde Park.

Students from New Mission High School stood outside Most Precious Blood Church in Hyde Park, where funeral services were held.

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Students from New Mission High School stood outside Most Precious Blood Church in Hyde Park, where funeral services were held.

Boston Police Pipes & Drum Corps marched past the church before the funeral.

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Boston Police Pipes & Drum Corps marched past the church before the funeral.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker arrived at the funeral.

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker arrived at the funeral.

Menino's casket was taken from the hearse after the procession through Boston.

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Menino's casket was taken from the hearse after the procession through Boston.

Members of Boston Police Special Operations carried Menino's casket into the church.

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Members of Boston Police Special Operations carried Menino's casket into the church.

David Ortiz arrived at the church for the funeral.

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David Ortiz arrived at the church for the funeral.

Former president Bill Clinton entered the church with members of Menino's family for the funeral.

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Former president Bill Clinton entered the church with members of Menino's family for the funeral.

A private funeral Mass was held in the Hyde Park church.

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A private funeral Mass was held in the Hyde Park church.

Angela Menino shared words with former president Bill Clinton outside Faneuil Hall.

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Angela Menino shared words with former president Bill Clinton outside Faneuil Hall.

Menino's family and friends gave a final prayer inside Faneuil Hall before the funeral procession.

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Menino's family and friends gave a final prayer inside Faneuil Hall before the funeral procession.

Boston bids farewell to Thomas Menino

Thomas Menino was remembered at his funeral as a mayor who kept Boston’s neighborhoods and ordinary people in his heart.

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Throughout the city, people lined up to say goodbye to the former mayor.

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In City Hall Plaza, some braved the chilly wind to watch Menino’s funeral service and offer their thoughts on the former mayor.

In this 2013 file photo, the late Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino attended church at the Saint John Chrysostom Parish in West Roxbury.

A quiet faith shaped Menino’s life, private and public

Thomas Menino was not the sort of religious man who put his faith on display, but his faith in God was profound.

Menino’s family and friends gave a final prayer inside Faneuil Hall before the funeral procession.

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Scenes from Menino’s funeral procession

Thousands of people lined the streets of Boston Monday morning to say their final goodbyes to a beloved mayor.

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Mourners braved rain, sleet, and snow to pay their final respects to Thomas Menino on Sunday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/01/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/roslindale.jpg A mayor, and the people he touched

Guided by Thomas Menino’s words, Globe reporters revisit the places and lives that the former Boston mayor changed.

Columns and Opinion

 

Thousands of mourners braved the elements outside Faneuil Hall as they waited to pay their respects to former Boston mayor Thomas M. Menino.

Adrian Walker

Menino’s well-deserved victory lap

Tom Menino’s funeral procession encapsulates much of what he valued and accomplished in office. The route was clearly put together with care.

Kevin Cullen

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/02/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/cullen-8433.jpg Memory resonates in neighborhood that shaped Menino

Tom Menino treated all Bostonians the same — no matter where they were born, no matter where they prayed, no matter who they loved.

opinion | Mary Breslauer

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/30/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/14%20same%20sex%20marriage-1171437.jpg Tom Menino’s heart extended to LGBT community

He stood shoulder to shoulder with so many of us at precisely the moments we felt most vulnerable.

Editorial cartoon: Remembering Thomas M. Menino

The “urban mechanic” in heaven.

opinion | Michael R. Bloomberg

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He was a regular guy — someone who connected easily with people — and had a great sense of humor.

scot lehigh

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In the battle of banter, he usually found a way to give as good as he got.

JOAN VENNOCHI

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Unlike others, Menino was humble enough to understand that power lies with the office, not the person.

Adrian Walker

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/27/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/walker-8259.jpg Menino went from accidental mayor to transformative figure

Menino became acting mayor by the slimmest of margins, winning the job as council president by a mere vote.

Yvonne Abraham

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/30/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/abrahamy-8525.jpg Tom Menino was a master of the heart

His greatness was in the follow-through after critical moments.

Menino's Boston

In his annual speech at the annual luncheon of the Boston Municipal Research Bureau, Mayor Thomas M. Menino talked of the vibrant state of the city.

March 26, 2013

Mayor Menino spotlights Boston’s growth

In a speech to business and civic leaders, a determined and jovial Mayor Menino described Boston as a city on the rise.

Reflecting on mayor's career

SCOT LEHIGH

Lessons from an era

In the era ahead, the trick for Boston — for its mayoral candidates and its voters — will be to learn from the entire Thomas M. Menino experience.

Mayor Thomas Menino (left) let his staff know that he will not seek reelection.

Kevin Cullen

Menino a Boston guy through and through

Tommy Menino was our mayor for so long it’s hard to imagine a time when he won’t be. But that’s another nine months away.