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Reminisce with this collection of images of Mayor Menino from our archives. Or email your own photo to share with the Menino family. Please feel free to share your memories below.

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Looking Back

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Helping Boston’s Children

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Our Mayor

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172 Responses to “Share Your Memories”

  1. MICHAEL SPAZIANI

    Boston has so much culture and History a reflection of our Mayor Menino of Boston who will forever be remembered as part of our great history…! He will be a constant reminder of how we should live our lives as he showed us by his actions not his words.
    I was walking by City Hall Plaza I remember in 1995 noticing Mayor Menino crossing the street I called his name How are you Mayor he stopped I introduced myself we shook hands he replied great meeting you Michael as if he knew me my entire LIFE not as a politician a true man with sincerity that was his value system we’ll never forget!! God Bless you and your Family Mayor Thomas Michael Menino.

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  2. Mila M

    My community, my family, and I have personally benefited from Mayor Menino’s leadership and service. Whether it was supporting the growth of local businesses and agencies in the Bowdoin Geneva neighborhood where I live, providing enriching opportunities at a first class summer program for my son, nephew, nieces and countless of their peers, or allowing me the opportunity to serve my city and community under his leadership, Mayor helped make it possible for me to have a high quality life as a Boston resident. Thank you, Mayor Menino. Finally, I am indebted to the family that he left behind for sharing him with so many people.

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  3. Varnie Jules

    Thank you Mayor Menino for your genuine love and commitment to this City and the its residents. You were welcoming, you were devoted, a True Public Servant! May the Lord Keep you close to him in Heaven. May the angels continue to protect your wife and your family as you are resting comfortably in the presence of the Lord.
    You will be always in our hearts!!!!

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  4. paulacn

    I was living in Boston, having transplanted from New York, voted for Mayor Menino but only met him in person one time, about a year before relocating to Richmond VA. I was walking my greyhound in my neighborhood and had gone down to the Navy Yard. I saw Mayor Menino and, before I knew it, he came over to me and was petting my dog. He was extremely cordial and we just spoke a few minutes about greyhounds. I had had a picture taken of myself and dog…unfortunately not with Mayor Menino but every time I look at it on the wall or show to friends, I always say, ‘that’s the day I met Mayor Menino’. My mother thought he was a ‘regular Joe’ although she didn’t live in Boston nor did she ever meet him. On another occasion, I had decided to call the Mayor’s office regarding something in my Charlestown neighborhood. I was at work, it was 6:30am and the Mayor himself answered the phone! I was impressed. We had a nice conversation, he listend and we hung up. In my 12 years living in Boston, I found that Mayor Menino greatly improved the city, the neighborhoods. He really was a people’s mayor. My sincere condolences to the Menino family. He will sorely be missed…a wonderful person, and a paisan!!!!

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  5. Frank Miranda

    I’ve been a part of many events that Thomas Menino has attended over the past 20+ years. I have seen him inspire many to give their service as well as their dollars to bettering this magnificent city and those who live, work and visit here. He agreed to share five hours of his time to join a golf foursome with me to raise money and awareness to the mission of the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence several years ago (we played the round in just over four hours).
    You have given much and you are loved for it. Rest in peace.

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  6. Gwen Rosemond

    So ironic that my daughter and I, African Americans, on Friday found ourselves driving around in the heart of South Boston–on purpose. Twenty years ago, we would not, COULD NOT, have safely been there. Back then we would have rather run out of gas in the tunnel than venture into that No Black Person’s Land. And yet, here we were, looking for a gas station, in South Boston, and feeling totally (almost) at ease. We saw other people of color and admired new and renovated apartments and wondered what it would be like to live there. Our epiphany: we owe our safety, our well-being, indeed our gas to Mayor Tom Menino for insisting that many neighborhoods equaled one Boston. RIP to a truly good and and blessed man.

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  7. C. Barter

    One reason why I believe that so many people are showing up to say goodbye to Mayor Menino is because he ALWAYS showed up for the city of Boston. No excuses. If you were opening a small business, he would be there. If you were at the neighborhood tree lighting, he would be there. Even in our darkest hours after the Marathon bombing, he stood up for us even though it obviously pained him.

    I can remember meeting Mayor Menino for the first time at an event at my alma mater – the Boston Architectural Center. Even though he was under the weather with a cold, he showed up and stayed to talk with people. Mayor Menino will be missed. May his family know how grateful the city of Boston is for all the times that Mayor Menino showed up!

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  8. quiana carrington

    While my son was attending City Hall Daycare, he ran up to Mayor Menino one day and gave him the biggest hug in the “horseshoe as he was getting out of his car. It seemed like he was hugging his best friend that he hadn’t seen in years. Mayor Menino said, Good morning and thank you very much for that big hug!!!! He was such a good man to his extended “City Hall family”. Every Halloween Mayor Menino came out to pass out candy to the City Hall daycare children and they loved him so much for that. Thank you for all your love mayor Menino!!!! May you rest in peace!

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  9. Rev. C.T. Cooke

    To the family of Mayor Thomas Menino, thank you for sharing your husband, father and grandfather … with the people of Boston. I am grateful to Mayor Menino for the work he did to create safe and healthy communities for all his “neighbors.” I especially appreciate the work he did with Boston’s elderly. Mayor Menino’s citywide programs, even now, continue to make a difference in my mother’s life, 91, and the lives of other longtime Boston residents.

    God bless the memory of Thomas M. Menino,
    and the future of Boston,
    Rev. C.T.Cooke

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  10. Gabriella Campozano

    I have fond memories of Mayor Thomas Menino. He has been in our lives since 1993. To share a few memories, about 10 years ago, my son and I completed a computer literacy program in the JMCC in Allston, he was at the ceremony held at Wentworth, to present us with a computer we were one of ten families. The following year there was a reception at Franklin Park, JP,for technology graduates and he was there. For over a decade he met us and other families at Easter Egg hunt held on the grounds of St. Elizabeths Hospital, in Brighton Center and Christmas Tree Lightning in Oak Square. He was even at a cooking demonstration at the JMCC with Lydia Shriver, an event was to promote healthy and nutritious cooking. In 2011, at Fenway Park, he handed me a school backpack for my son entering middle school! My biggest accomplishment with the help of Mayor Menino was my completion of Homebuying 102: purchasing a condominium, it was a two year savings program among completion he handed me a certificate and I became a proud condo unit owner. And he was even at BU, part of the Menino Scholars Program. I”m part of the BU community, so even until the end, Mayor Menino was there for me. THANK U MAYOR MENINO FOR TAKING CARE OF ALL THE CITIZENS OF BOSTON. THANK U FOR CLEANING UP OUR CITY STREETS. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY REST IN PEACE.

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  11. carol chounard

    I never had the privilege of seeing Mayor Menino in person, but I felt like I knew him well, just keeping up on the events while he was mayor and before. What an honor to sense you really knew the person, and I did. I must say not only did he do things for Boston and the people, he did it for the entire state. I think we have all appreciated the things he did over the years. What a beautiful family he has and what a wonderful person he was, so brave and still ignoring his problems and taking care of others. He will be missed for sure. May I also add, for him to completely make all arrangements for his funeral, was another way he was a great man. The service was sad, but beautiful. I must add the man who sang My Way, which Tom had requested, was done in such a beautiful way, good voice and great job, thank you whoever you are. And last but not least, must I will comment on the fact that he chose in lieu of flowers, donations be made, so that all the organizations he helped out will still be helped by him. God bless this beautiful man and his family.

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  12. Jennifer Gabriel

    I was probably too young and too naive to be given a job in his administration when he offered one to me in 1998, but I will never be able to adequately express my thanks for the opportunities that Mayor Menino provided me in those three short years. By the time I left, the Mayor was more like a dad than a boss — and that’s how he treated everyone, from his employees to his constituents: with respect, love and honor. We are all better people for having had him in our lives. My heartfelt condolences go out to Angela and the entire family, as well as my colleagues, friends and neighbors. Thank you, Mayor, for everything you did for me, for Boston, and for the nation — it is a true honor to have known and worked with you.

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  13. Pamela Green

    No need to put a number to his ongoing commitment as Mayor to Boston the beautiful. Simply known as Boston’s longest serving mayor, Thomas M. Menino – I want to express my condolences to your family/friends, for we have lost a great Soul. Our beloved former Mayor Thomas M. Menino … I am with so many from the City of Boston (same hometown, Hyde Park) and beyond who wishes you farewell … but never to be forgotten.

    Matthew 25:21 “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’

    Mayor Menino has done what was bestowed upon him and lead this great city through the good, bad & the ugly and always stood BostonStrong!!! Rest Peacefully, Sir.

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  14. John Hoffman

    The Mayor had scheduled a fishing day for kids at Jamaica Pond with our charity, The Fishing Academy. The forecast was not good and it was pouring out. The Mass Democratic Convention was also that day and I stood there with the Mayor in a raincoat and we were both getting soaked. I asked the Mayor why he didn’t cancel the event and he said “We can’t dissapoint the kids.” That was Tom Menino always thinking of the kids and others!

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  15. Michael Hernon

    I was honored to be the first CIO he appointed, serving from ’94-’97. While not tech-savvy himself at the time, he appreciated the importance of info tech to enhancing public safety, education and economic development – in which the City would excel and gain national and international prominence. He led our effort that resulted in Boston being the first major city to put computers and Internet access into every single school, library and community center in the city (as reported by the Wash Post no less). Not to mention innovative tech for police/fire/ems, and a tech incubator – TechCtr@Boston – on Huntington Ave that he cut the ribbon on (I still have a T-shirt from that event!).

    Mr. Mayor, I know that all those efforts you led made a difference in many people’s lives and the City’s competitiveness; RIP boss for a job well done!

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  16. Christo Tsiaras

    I had the great honor of meeting the Mayor when my daughtrer’s Kindergarten class received an award for the a Book that her class wrote on the Food Pantry of Hudson MA back in 2006. He met all the children from her class and shook hands and spoke with each of them. He was kind a sweet and gracious to each of them. Then he signed there books… Incredibly caring man.

    You will be missed! Christo and Bethany Tsiaras

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  17. Diane

    I remember when we were in the World Series in 2004 & The Mayor showed up on Yawkey Way with a priest and offered up a prayer that went something like this, “Dear Lord we pray: It’s been 86 years, we ask that you break “The Curse of the Bambino.” In my heart, I always gave The Mayor a little credit for us finally winning that year! Thanks Mr. mayor, you will be missed so much!

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  18. omara newton

    I have been following his life story. He is a great man, he will be remembered for legacy. Thank for the life well lived. Rest in peace.

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