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Thousands Gather In Watertown To Remember Lt. Edward Walsh08:20

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Robbie Malone, Lt. Ed Walsh's nephew, salutes as Lt. Walsh's helmet is carried into St. Patrick's Church. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)closemore
Robbie Malone, Lt. Ed Walsh's nephew, salutes as Lt. Walsh's helmet is carried into St. Patrick's Church. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Lt. Edward Walsh lost his life to a nine-alarm fire in the Back Bay last week.

A funeral Mass was held for Walsh today at St. Patrick's Church in Watertown. Gov. Patrick, Mayor Walsh and thousands of firefighters were there to pay their respects.

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Asma Khalid, WBUR reporter. She tweets at @asmamk.

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WBUR: Funeral Held For 1st of 2 Boston Firefighters

  • "A 43-year-old Boston firefighter killed with a colleague as they fought a nine-alarm apartment fire last week is being laid to rest."

The Boston Globe: Delivery From Ashes For Firefighter’s Wife

  • "Last Wednesday, after they stood in her West Roxbury living room and told Kristen Walsh that her husband, Boston Fire Lieutenant Edward Walsh, had just been killed in the Back Bay, Richie Paris and Ed Kelly wanted to ease her pain."
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