A thousand guests were expected to attend the funeral mass of Boston's longest-serving Mayor, Thomas Menino, who died last week from cancer at age 71. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Thomas Menino, the longest-serving mayor in Boston history who led the city after the 2013 marathon bombing, was remembered during a funeral mass on Monday (November 3) that was attended by close to a thousand people. Menino died on Thursday (October 30) at age 71 from cancer, his family had said in a statement and was laid to rest in Boston after the mass which was held at the Most Precious Blood Parish in Hyde Park, the church where he baptized. Menino, a Democrat, ran New England's largest city for two decades before he stepped down in early 2014 at the end of his fifth term, saying he could no longer keep up the intense schedule. Among the guests in attendance were U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Vice President Joe Biden and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick were also expected. Cardinal Sean O'Malley presided over the service.