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Funeral for Medford World War II Veteran to be Held at Saint Joseph’s Church on Monday, April 29

Funeral for Medford World War II Veteran to be Held at Saint Joseph’s Church on Monday, April 29

Road closures on High Street and significant traffic disruptions to occur from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, April 29 

 

(MEDFORD)—World War II veteran and Medford resident Manuel John Pimentel will be laid to rest following a funeral service at Saint Joseph’s Church on Monday, April 29 at 11 a.m. A funeral procession will then follow Corporal Pimentel to a cemetery in Cambridge. 

Having enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1939 and serving with Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Corporal Pimentel was killed in action on September 24, 1942, on Guadalcanal. A recent excavation of the site uncovered his remains and his family was contacted. He will now be buried with full military honors at the Cambridge Cemetery.  

Accompanying Corporal Pimentel and his family throughout the funeral procession with be several veteran motorcycle organizations. Due to the presence of the veteran motorcycle organizations, there will be significant noise throughout the community, so please plan accordingly. 

The service will begin at 11 a.m. at Saint Joseph’s Church on High Street. The group will then travel down High Street to the Rotary, down Winthrop Street to Route 16 (Mystic Valley Parkway) and into Cambridge. 

During the procession there will be significant traffic disruptions along the route, with police blocking access. Additionally, High Street will be closed from Governors Avenue to the Rotary from about 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

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