Mass held for Bul­ger in Bos­ton, near area where gang op­er­ated

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - NATION & WORLD 2 -

BOS­TON — A fu­neral Mass for no­to­ri­ous Bos­ton gang­ster James “Whitey” Bul­ger has been held in South Bos­ton.

The Arch­dio­cese of Bos­ton said a pri­vate ser­vice for im­me­di­ate fam­ily was held Thurs­day at St. Mon­ica Church, near the area where Bul­ger grew up and once ran his ruth­less gang.

The arch­dio­cese says Bul­ger’s body was at the ser­vice and the burial is pri­vate.

NBC Bos­ton re­ported Bul­ger’s brother, for­mer Mas­sachusetts Se­nate Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Bul­ger, was among those who at­tended.

Bul­ger was killed last week, hours af­ter he ar­rived at a West Vir­ginia fed­eral prison.

Au­thor­i­ties have said two Mas­sachusetts mob­sters are un­der sus­pi­cion in the 89-year-old’s killing, but no charges have been brought.

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