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Ray Flynn with other people

The folks at Boston City Archives wonder if you can identify the people standing with then mayor Ray Flynn in this photo. This isn't one of those historic puzzlers - they really don't know (well, except one of them was Fire Commissioner Leo Stapleton) and are looking for help.

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Ray, Mrs mayor of Galway, Mr. Mayor, "Sally" mayor (daughter of mayor), Mrs fire commish and fire commish. (Could be Sally fire commish)

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I agree with the Fire Commish family.

However, I think the woman next to Ray Flynn is his wacky housekeeper Alice (pre Mike Brady) and next to her is a young Larry David.

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Definitely Mayor Ray Flynn
Definitely Dr. Leahy, Galway Mayor

Others shown are:

2nd from left is Bridie Leahy:
https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/bridie-leahy-obituary?pid=191945862

3rd from right is likely Mary Leahy, daughter of the Leahys (now a city councilor in Galway and a nurse/midwife): https://www.advertiser.ie/Galway/article/84/will-the-economic-cutbacks-s...

2nd from right is probably Doris Stapleton.

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who they are but the second woman to the left is definitely working her Princess Di look. You go girl!

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Princess Di? More like Iron Lady.

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Iron Lady would be the first woman on the left of Flynn if you're talking about the woman working her best Margaret Thatcher.

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someone's bar mitzvah?

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Wish I had one.

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Amazing technicolor dream coat, you mean.

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The guy on the left is Tom Menino. He looks different without his glasses.

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... old country style mayoral pendant and robes is obviously not from this country. I know this from watching too much BritBox.

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Longshot guess but is the Princess Di lookalike a young Peggy Davis Mullen? It would have been before her City Council days. She was always active in Irish causes and there's a resemblance.

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....but I don't think so.

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seems to have a previously-owned hairdo.

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...is Michael Reardon.

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...you mean it's NOT Denis Leary?

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Not Michael Reardon...

Far right is former Boston Police Fire Commish Leo Stapleton.

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...still alive so why not just give him a call?

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Writing?
Good lord, you're breaking all the rules, Martin!
Love the user name though.

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...face-to face retail politics. But not to worry- anyone challenges me in these virtual times I just say, “Russky hackers”. Of course in my day in the West End that referred to Eastern Europeans with the croup. Also, at my advanced age, if I start nodding and winking, people think I’ve taken a shock.....

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about the others but someone's stealing the curtains from the Parkman House.

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