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