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Hundreds Attend Vigil, Service in West Roxbury for Fallen Firefighters

A candlelight vigil and service were held in West Roxbury Friday night.

Photos by Stephen J. Walsh
Photos by Stephen J. Walsh

Boston Fire Engine 30 in West Roxbury was filled with nearly 500 people Friday night, all of whom gathered to participate in a candlelight vigil in honor of Boston Fire. Lt. Edward Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy, according to ChasingtheNewsBoston.

The two firefighters died in the line of duty while responding to a massive 9-alarm fire at 298 Beacon St. in Back Bay on Wednesday. 

Shortly after the candlelight vigil, attendees headed over to the Holy Name Parish, where about 1,500 gathered for a memorial service. 

Funeral services have been announced for the two firefighters, as well. Lt. Walsh’s wake and funeral will be held at St. Patrick’s Church, 212 Main St. in Watertown, on Tuesday, April 1 from 3 to 8 p.m. His funeral Mass will be held the following day, Wednesday, April 2 at 10:30 a.m. at the church.

Firefighter Michael Kennedy’s wake will be held on Wednesday, April 2 at the P.E. Murray Funeral Home, 2000 Centre St. in West Roxbury, from 2:30 to 8 p.m. His funeral Mass will be held the following day, Thursday, April 3 at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Name, 1689 Centre St., West Roxbury.

For more photos from Friday's vigil, visit ChasingtheNewsBoston.

mary k hughes March 30, 2014 at 01:29 PM
I am so very sorry I cannot tell you how bad I feel about these two wonderful men I can only say my prayers for them and their families and And all responders there in Boston putting their lives on the line every day I thank you so much. May God bless all of you and keep you well. Mary K Hughes

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