Watertown Roads, Parking Restrictions for Fallen Firefighter’s Wake, Funeral

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Boston Fire Lt. Edward Walsh of Watertown will be remembered with a wake Tuesday and funeral Wednesday. Photo: Boston Fire Dept.

Fallen Boston Firefighter and Watertown native Edward Walsh will be remembered with a wake on Tuesday and funeral on Wednesday, causing some roads in Watertown Square to be closed and parking restrictions.The Watertown Police Department announced a list of roads to be closed during the services for Lt. Walsh, one of two Boston firefighters killed last week in a fire in the Back Bay. He graduated from Watertown High School in 1989 and his mother worked for the school district, according to School Committee Chairwoman Eileen Hsu-Balzer.

The wake is Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, 212 Main St. in Watertown. The funeral will be at St. Patrick’s on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

The following roads will be closed on Tuesday, April 1 from noon to 10 p.m. and again on Wednesday, April 2 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

  • Main Street from Watertown Square to Waverley Avenue
  • Summer Street from Mt. Auburn Street to Waverley Avenue
  • Green Street and Myrtle Street from Main Street to Pleasant Street
  • Whites Avenue from Main Street to Summer Street

Parking will be prohibited in municipal parking lots in the area and on the streets listed above.

In addition, Town Hall and the Watertown Free Public Library will be closed on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. and opening again on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.

Buses will be available to shuttle people through the closed off areas.

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