Source: Back Bay Patch
Longtime Boston Mayor Thomas Menino died on Thursday, Oct. 30, at the age of 71 following a battle with cancer.
Menino, who served as the city’s mayor from 1993 until 2013, announced in March that he had been diagnosed with an advanced form of cancer, and subsequently underwent chemotherapy treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Menino’s death comes one day after he was reportedly visited by Cardinal Sean O’Malley while in hospice care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he reportedly opted to suspend cancer treatment, according to CBS Boston.
“At just after 9:00 a.m. 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.”
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