Wake for Worcester Fire Lt. Menard to be held Sunday


WORCESTER, Mass. (WWLP) – Hundreds will pay their respects to Worcester Fire Lt. Jason Menard during a wake ceremony Sunday evening.

Sunday’s wake began two days of remembrance for the fallen hero. Monday, family and friends will gather for the burial, while firefighters from across Massachusetts will lead a procession through Worcester.

According to the Worcester Fire Department, calling hours will be held at Mercadante Funeral Home from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will take place on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church located on 44 Temple Street following a private family procession.

Lt. Jason Menard was killed fighting a house fire last week. The non-profit “Tunnel to Towers Foundation” out of New York has come forward to help his family. The organization has begun taking donations and hopes to have the family’s mortgage paid off by Christmas.

Worcester Fire Chief Michael Lavoie told 22News, “The community has come out in an amazing way to support our fire department.”

Burial will follow the funeral where Lt. Manard will be laid to rest at St. John’s Cemetery on Cambridge Street.

Street closures will be released when available.

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