March 26, 2014, the Nine Alarm Fire at 298 Beacon Street Boston claimed the
lives of Boston Fire Dept. Lt. Edward J.
Walsh, Jr. of Engine 33 and Fire Fighter
Michael Kennedy of Ladder 15, a tragic event that will forever change
the lives of many.
Stanton Funeral Home was humbled when the Walsh family asked for their assistance
in managing the funeral arrangements for Lt. Edward J. Walsh, Jr. We considered
it an honor and privilege to serve the family and the community during this
most difficult time
To honor and remember a fallen hero takes a
village. We were fortunate to work with a remarkable and dedicated group of
individuals to plan the most fitting tribute to this hero
We would like to thank the following
individuals and groups who played a key role in planning and fulfilling this
tribute. Should we have inadvertently omitted any individuals; we sincerely
of the Boston Fire Department : Lt. Mike Walsh, Lt. Ralph Dowling and Lt. Steve
MacDonald. Rich MacKinnon P.F.F.M., Robert McCarthy P.F.F.M., Boston Police Department:
Supt. Bernie O’Rourke, Dep. Supt. Bill Ridge, Sgt. Ian Mahoney, Sgt. Matt
Kervin and Sgt. Beth Donovan. Watertown Police Department: Chief Ed Deveau, Capt.
Ray Dupuis, Capt. Thomas Rocca, Lt. James O’Connor, Sgt. David Sampson and Sgt.
George Demos. Watertown Fire Department: Chief Mario Orangio, Lt. Rob Mannix and Thomas Thibaut. MA State Police: Lt.
(Troop H), Transit Police :Sgt. Frank Murray, MBTA: Karen Burns and David Carney,
St. Patrick’s Parish Pastor: Rev. Robert Connors, Rev. Robert Casey BFD
Chaplain and Rev. John Unni Pastor of St. Cecilia Parish, Back Bay.Watertown D.P.W.: Joe Aiello.