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Statement from Menino spokeswoman

Globe Staff 

The following is a statement from Dot Joyce, spokeswoman for Thomas M. Menino.

At just after 9:00am this morning the Honorable Thomas M. Menino passed into eternal rest after a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his devoted wife Angela, loving family and friends. Mayor Menino the longest serving Mayor of the City of Boston led our city through a transformation of neighborhood resurgence and historic growth - leaving the job he loved serving the city and people he loved this past January. We ask that you respect the families privacy during this time and arrangements for services will be announced soon.”