BOSTON — Our own Bill Brett went to Boston Common the other day with his family and has camera to pay respects to the 37,000 men and women who have lost their lives in service to our country. This gallery includes some of the images he captured, which include grieving families, passersby, and a wedding rehearsal. We hope everyone has a safe and happy Memorial Day. All photos by Bill Brett

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PHOTO BY TED GARTLAND BOSTON — Bill Brett’s dear friend and longtime colleague Ted Gartland’s famous photo of Philadelphia 76ers Julius Erving and Boston Celtics Larry Bird at each other’s throat was the subject of a wonderful and much shared story in the Boston Globe by Eric Moskowitz. Bill had always like the photograph, taken in the old Boston Garden in 1984, and asked Gartland if we could share it here. So that no one…

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PHOTOS BY BILL BRETT DORCHESTER — Hundreds gathered this morning to pay their final respects to Mary Brett McCarthy, a longtime clerk-secretary for the Boston Police Department who worked out of Area C District 11 in Dorchester, where she grew up. And it was to Dorchester, her home church of St. Margaret’s, that Mary returned one last time. A couple of pipers from the Boston Police Gaelic Column of Pipes and Drums played as her…

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UPDATED 04.29.2018 HINGHAM — Mary Brett McCarthy, of Quincy, a longtime civilian member of the Boston Police Department, died on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the Pat Roche Hospice Home in Hingham, after a long period of declining health, fighting her illness with unbelievable strength and dignity. She leaves her husband, Robert T. McCarthy, children Maryellen McCarthy of Quincy, Sean and Michael McCarthy, both of Dorchester, and her beautiful granddaughter, Bridget Lenehan. Mary also leaves…

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