Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today delivered the following statement on the death of former Mayor Thomas M. Menino:
“Tom Menino will be remembered as one of America’s greatest mayors. He was also a thoroughly good and decent man – a loving and beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He dedicated his life and career to the people of Boston. He knew every block of every neighborhood as well as he knew his own back yard and he treated them with the same love and care. He valued every resident as if they were his neighbors and cared for every child as if their futures were his own. He was a mentor and a father figure to many of us who entered public service, myself included. For the city he loved so much, this is a death in the family.”
Conley worked on Menino’s first campaign for the Boston City Council, and later won the District 5 seat that Menino once held.