The infamous gangster James & # 39; Whitey & # 39; Bulger was laid at a funeral service in Boston, near where he led his ruthless gang for years.
A simple and personal service was held for the 89-year-old Mafia boss on Thursday morning at the St. Monica – St. Augustine Church in South Boston, a once-Irish Catholic stronghold in the city where Bulger grew up.
Last week, Bulger was brutally beaten to death by prisoners with a padlock in a few hours after being transferred to a troubled, high-security prison in West Virginia.
At least six dozen family members arrived at the private moment of 30 minutes to pay their respects, including Bulger's brother, former Senate President William & Billy & # 39; Bulger.
A funeral service for James & # 39; Whitey & # 39; Bulger, 89, was attended on Thursday morning by only a dozen people, including his brother, former Senate President William & Billy & # 39; Bulger (photo above)
The mass held in St. Monica – St. Augustine church was a simple and private affair. William & # 39; Billy & # 39; Bulger proposed to leave the church after the funeral service of 30 minutes
Also, Bulger's old girlfriend Catherine Greig's twin sister Margaret McCusker (pictured above) was present. Greig was not allowed to leave a Minnesota prison where she served nine years to house a fugitive after she had been on the run with Bulger for 16 years.
McCusker said that Bulger wanted to be buried with her sister, who will be released from prison in 2019
Father James Flavin was the chairman of the Mass and issued a statement in which he said that the church is "certainly aware of the deep pain with which innocent victims of crime and violence live daily." Flavin proposed to leave the funeral service Thursday
Margaret McCusker, the twin sister of Bulger's fiancée old friend Catherine Greig, also attended the ceremony, according to NBC.
McCusker, 67, said her sister was not allowed to leave the prison, where she serves a nine-year sentence to attend the funeral.
& # 39; It was a nice service and I was glad that they had invited me & # 39 ;, she said.
& # 39; She will be happy to know that I attended the Mass … He wanted to be buried with my sister, & # 39; she added to the Boston Globe on Bulger's dying wish.
Hank Brennan, one of Bulger's lawyers in his 2013 federal extortion was also present during the ceremony.
Only a dozen people attended the funeral. His body was present in the mass in a closed box.
He was buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery in the West Roxbury district in Boston with a simple gravestone engraved with "Bulger & # 39;" and a cross.
At the bulger's body was presented in a closed box. In a private funeral he was put to rest at the St. Joseph cemetery in the West Roxbury district in Boston
He was buried with a simple gravestone engraved with "Bulger & # 39; and a modest cross
Funeral workers placed themselves for placing dirt on Bulger's burial site on Thursday afternoon
The funeral for the killed troop was held at Saint Monica's Church in South Boston, the district where he grew up and was terrorized for decades.
The priest who presided over the ceremony said that the church is "aware of the deep pain & # 39; with which the Bulgers victims still live.
Bulger, who was assassinated on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 in a prison in West Virginia, the deadliest with a padlock in a sock by prisoners. Pictured above in mugshot of 2011
The church is certainly aware of the deep pain with which innocent victims of crime and violence live daily. As Catholic priests we are called to bury the dead and pray for God's righteousness and grace. We entrust our final judgment to God, "said Father James A Flavin in a statement.
For many, Bulger's death is the end of a decades-long reign of terror in South Boston.
& # 39; This is the means to the end here. He has done a lot of rotten things, a lot of rotten things for people around here. It is ironic that the liquor store he has taken over, he is buried there, "said Travis Tuplin, who is a family friend of a Bulger victim, against NBC.
Bulger was caught in 2011 in Santa Monica with his girlfriend Catherine Greig after 16 years on the run. He was on America & # 39; s most sought after fleeing list.
End of an era: for some in the Boston area, his death caused the end of a reign of terror after his mob wreaked havoc for decades. Bulger pictured in undated photograph released to the public on December 30, 1998
After 16 years on the run, he was finally arrested in 2011 in Santa Monica and sentenced in 2013 to two sentences, convicted for killing 11 people. Pictured in 1959
He was sentenced to two life sentences after being convicted of killing 11 people during his lawsuit by 2013.
Greig still serves her sentence in a federal prison in Minnesota.
He was assassinated on October 30 after he was transferred to USP Hazelton from a Florida prison.
But he was not even a day in prison and was so terribly clubbed that when officers wrapped his body in a sheet 12 hours later, he was barely recognizable and his eye sockets were expelled.
Officials who have been informed about the investigation have said that two Mafiosi in Massachusetts are suspected of murdering the 89-year-old, but no charges have been filed.