Nov 3, 2014 4:19 PM
Former Boston mayor Thomas Menino laid to rest
Seventy-one bells tolled outside of Faneuil Hall in Boston. One for each year of Mayor Thomas M. Menino's life.
Tear-filled family members were consoled by former President Bill Clinton who made a surprise appearance to offer his condolences.
Hundreds packed into the Most Precious Blood Parish in Hyde Park for the services. Dignitaries including Vice President Joe Biden and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick paid their respects.
Reverend John Connolly Jr. delivered the homily. He said, "We recognize that in the life that Tom lived, and shared with not only his family but his civic family, we received a blessing."
The flags in Boston remain at half-staff. Dark-colored bunting is draped outside of the office he held for 20 years.
Many we spoke to say they're grateful for the changes in the city - and are hopeful current Mayor Marty Walsh will follow in Menino's foot-steps.