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Funeral Services Announced for Lt. Ed Walsh, Firefighter Mike Kennedy

Services for both firefighters will be held next week.

Funeral services for, from left to right, Firefighter Michael Kennedy and Lt. Ed Walsh will be held next week.
Funeral services for, from left to right, Firefighter Michael Kennedy and Lt. Ed Walsh will be held next week.
By Liz Taurasi

Funeral services have been announced for the two firefighters who lost their lives in a 9-alarm blaze Wednesday in Boston’s Back Bay.

Lt. Ed Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy died Wednesday battling the fire that broke out about 2:45 p.m. and quickly spread to 9-alarms. Both were trapped in the basement of the burning building.

The Boston Fire Department announced the services’ schedule for both men Friday afternoon.

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.

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