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Thousands pay final respects to Menino in Boston
Angela Menino and her son Thomas Jr., watch as the casket of their husband and father, former Mayor Tom Menino, is removed from the funeral car outside the Most Precious Blood Catholic Church before Menino's funeral Mass, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 in Boston. Menino served the city of Boston as mayor for 20 years. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
Draped in the flag of the city of Boston, the casket holding the body of former Mayor Tom Menino is carried into the Most Precious Blood Catholic Church for Menino's funeral Mass, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 in Boston, MA. Menino served the city of Boston as mayor for 20 years. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
Former President Bill Clinton arrives to pay respects to the family of former Boston Mayor Tom Menino at Faneuil Hall in Boston, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, prior to funeral services in Boston's Hyde Park. Menino, the longest-serving mayor in Boston history, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. He was 71. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Boston police poll bearers carry the casket of former Boston Mayor Tom Menino out of Faneuil Hall in Boston, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, en route to funeral services in Boston's Hyde Park. Menino, the longest-serving mayor in Boston history, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. He was 71. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Mourners walk up the steps at City Hall in Boston, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 after the hearse bearing the body of former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino passed en route to funeral services in Boston's Hyde Park. Menino, the longest-serving mayor in Boston history, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. He was 71. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola
Boston police poll bearers carry the casket of former Boston Mayor Tom Menino out of Faneuil Hall in Boston, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, en route to funeral services in Boston's Hyde Park. Menino, the longest-serving mayor in Boston history, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. He was 71. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Mourners line the street outside City Hall in Boston, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, as the hearse bearing the body of former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino passes en route to funeral services in Boston's Hyde Park. Menino, the longest-serving mayor in Boston history, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. He was 71. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola
The hearse bearing the body of former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino passes City Hall in Boston, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, en route to funeral services in Boston's Hyde Park. Menino, the longest-serving mayor in Boston history, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. He was 71. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, and Angela Menino, widow of former Boston Mayor Tom Menino, stand at the casket as Menino lies in state at Faneuil Hall, in Boston, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. Tom Menino, the longest-serving mayor in Boston history, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. He was 71. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Suzanne Kreiter, Pool)
Boston City Councilors, from left, Bill Linehan, Sal LaMattina, Mike Ross, Tim McCarthy, and Michelle Wu, pay their respects to the late Boston Mayor Tom Menino during a viewing ceremony at Faneuil Hall, in Boston, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. Tom Menino, the longest-serving mayor in Boston history, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. He was 71. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Suzanne Kreiter, Pool)
Secretary of State John Kerry, center, arrives for the wake of former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino at Faneuil Hall in Boston, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. Menino, who served for more than 20 years, died Thursday at the age of 71. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino listens during a forum entitled, "Leading Cities Through Crisis: Lessons from the Boston Marathon" held at Boston University in Boston, Monday, March 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick applauds as former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino gets up to speak at a forum entitled, "Leading Cities Through Crisis: Lessons from the Boston Marathon" held at Boston University in Boston, Monday, March 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, right, leans in to speak to former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino during a break in a forum entitled, "Leading Cities Through Crisis: Lessons from the Boston Marathon" held at Boston University in Boston, Monday, March 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
In this Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 photo Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, left, laughs and smiles as his wife Angela, right, applauds as Menino is introduced during ceremonies held to name a YMCA after him in Boston's Hyde Park neighborhood. Menino did not seek an unprecedented sixth term in office, and steps down as the longest-serving mayor in city history af
In this Dec. 19, 2013 photo, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, center, speaks with people from the audience following ceremonies held to name a YMCA location after Menino in Boston's Hyde Park neighborhood. Menino did not seek an unprecedented sixth term in office, and steps down as the longest-serving mayor in city history after 20 years, when his term ends in January 2014. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Former Boston Celtics basketball star Bill Russell, right, chats with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino during a ceremony honoring Russell after his statue was unveiled at City Hall Plaza in Boston, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, left, gives President Barack Obama a Boston Red Sox cap as he arrives at Boston Logan Airport, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, before going to Faneuil Hall to speak about the federal health care law. Massachusetts Mayor Deval Patrick is at right. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Boston Mayor Tom Menino, left, prepares to throw out the ceremonial first pitch beside Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, right, before Game 1 of baseball's American League division series between the Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa
Boston Mayor Tom Menino, left, throws out the ceremonial first pitch beside Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, center, and Red Sox owner John Henry, right, before Game 1 of baseball's American League division series between the Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino speaks at Faneuil Hall, Friday August 9, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino speaks at Faneuil Hall, Friday August 9, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Mayor Thomas Menino speaks at a press conference announcing Gillette/P&G's land gift to Artists for Humanity, on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 in South Boston, Mass. The gift will help expand the nonprofit's current facility and increase job opportunities for teens within the city's creative community. (Photo by Aynsley Floyd/Invision for Gillette/AP Images)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR GILLETTE - Mayor Thomas Menino speaks at a press conference announcing Gillette/P&G's land gift to Artists for Humanity on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 in South Boston, Mass. The gift will help expand the nonprofit's current facility and increase job opportunities for teens within the city's creative community. (Photo by Aynsley Floyd/Invision for Gillette/AP Images)
Boston Marathon 2013 men's winner Lelisa Desisa, right, of Ethiopia, holds his medal with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino after presenting it to the city as a tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is wheeled from the podium after speaking in support of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Edward Markey during a campaign rally in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood, Wednesday, June 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
President Barack Obama is greeted by, from left, Boston Mayor Tom Menino, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, and Senate candidate, Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass, upon the president's arrivals on Air Force One at Logan International Airport in Boston, Wednesday, June, 12, 2013. Obama was scheduled to attend a fundraiser and rally for Senate candidate, Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)
FILE - This Oct. 5, 2012 file photo shows Boston Mayor Tom Menino during a campaign event for Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren in Boston. Spokeswoman Dorothy Joyce says Menino twisted his ankle on his way to an event Friday morning, April 12, 2013, and an X-ray revealed a fracture. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)
Boston Mayor Tom Menino addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren clasps hands with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino at a campaign rally in Boston's Roslindale neighborhood Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 where Menino endorsed her candidacy against incumbent U.S. Sen. Scott Brown. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Boston Mayor Tom Menino, right, jokes with Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine before a baseball game between the Red Sox and the Chicago White Sox in Boston, Wednesday, July 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
COMMERCIAL IMAGE - In this photograph taken by AP Images for Burst, U.S. Olympic fencer Tim Morehouse, right, who will use mobile video solution Burst during this summer’s Olympic Games, stands with Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino during the unveiling of the “Burst from Behind the Scenes in London” program, hosted by Boston start-up Burst and Boston Properties, at the Shops at the Prudential Center, Thursday, July 5, 2012, in Boston. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/AP Images for Burst)
Mayor Thomas Menino hugs former Boston mayor Kevin White's widow Kathryn at the conclusion of the service held at Saint Cecilia Church in Boston, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Boston Globe, John Tlumacki, Pool)
FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, file photo shows Boston Mayor Tom Menino, who defeated Michael Flaherty Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, to win an unprecedented fifth consecutive four-year term as mayor of Boston. (AP Photo/Lisa Poole, File)
Prince Faisal Bin Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia, left, receives a lantern as a gift from Boston Mayor Thomas Menino at the official Volvo Ocean Race welcoming reception at Faneuil Hall in Boston Friday, May 8, 2009. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Boston Major Thomas Menino, left, shakes hand with Fuji-Xerox Chairman of the Board Yataro Kobayashi during a global conference of political and business leaders in Cernobbio, by the Como lake, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
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BOSTON (AP) - Thousands of people are braving rain, snow and wind to pay their final respects to former Boston Mayor Tom Menino, who died Thursday at the age of 71.

The mourners include Secretary of State John Kerry, Gov. Deval Patrick and Menino's successor, Mayor Marty Walsh.

The majority of those standing in line Sunday were the ordinary Bostonians whose lives Menino touched during his more than 20 years in office, from former City Hall staffers to one man who recalled Menino presenting his young son a mathematics award.

Menino was the longest-serving mayor in Boston history.

He was diagnosed with cancer in February, shortly after leaving office. He announced Oct. 23 he was suspending treatment and a book tour to spend more time with family and friends.

Menino's funeral is Monday.

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