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August 6, 2013

For Lawler family, a happy tribute to mayor's legacy

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Mary Ann Lawler said the family received lots of support throughout the parade route, as well as bountiful hugs as the parade wended its way through the city’s South End. She was particularly touched by one friend who was watching the parade live on cable TV and spotted the Lawler family marching. She dashed out the door, drove to the parade route and ran up the street to give Mary Ann a hug — leaving her car door open and motor running.

“It was a really happy experience,” said Mary Ann Lawler.

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