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October 25, 2014
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John T. Colbert Passing

Brothers & Sisters,

Local 76 regrets to report the passing of John T. Colbert, Sr., father of SFD Lieutenant  and PFFM Secretary-Treasurer Jay Colbert.

John Colbert, Sr. was a late member of Teamsters Local 25, and a Veteran of the United States Army.

The Wake and funeral arrangements are as follows:


Doherty Funeral Home

855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.), 

Somerville MA 02144

Monday, October 13, 2014, 4-8pm

Funeral Mass:

St. Catherine of Genoa

179 Summer St.

Somerville, MA 02144

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 11am

Donations in Jack’s name can be made to the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Memorial, 100 Hallet St. Boston, MA 02124.

Please keep Brother Colbert and his family in your thoughts and prayers during this time of loss.



PFFM General Election Candidates & Endorsement Process

We had a successful Primary Election winning 16 of our 23 opposed races.  There was a solid effort by our Locals statewide and some of our losses were very close.  Thank you to you and your members for the effort.

We are now moving forward to the General Election, November 4th.  Below is the current list of our endorsed candidates that have contested General Election races.  

Suzanne Bump, Auditor
William Galvin, Secretary of State
Deborah Goldberg, Treasurer
Scott Vecchi, Plymouth County Commisioner

State Senate:
Jennifer Flanagan, Worcester & Middlesex
Tom Kennedy, 2nd Plymouth & Bristol
Patrick Leahy, 2nd Hampden & Hampshire
Barbara L’Italien, 2nd Essex & Middlesex
Katy O’Connor Ives, 1st Essex
Marc Pacheco, 1st Plymouth & Bristol

State Representative:
Doug Belanger, 17th Worcester
Paul Broduer, 32nd Middlesex
Linda Campbell, 15th Essex
Michael Day, 31st Middlesex
Diana DiZoglio, 14th Essex
Carolyn Dykma, 8th Middlesex
Ann Margaret Ferrante, 5th Essex
Michael Finn, 6th Hampden
Carole Fiola, 6th Bristol
Ken Gordon, 21st Middlesex
Danielle Gregoire, 4th Middlesex
John Mahoney, 13th Worcester
Brian Mannal, 2nd Barnstable
Chris Markey, 9th Bristol
James Micelli, 19th Middlesex
Rhonda Nyman, 5th Plymouth
William Straus, 10th Bristol
Matthew Terry, 5th Barnstable
Donald Wong, 9th Essex

If you choose to make a motion to endorse additional candidates, and the motion passes, please remember to submit the online form located on the PFFM website.

Michael Papagni
Director, Committee on Political Education
Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
2 Center Plaza, Suite 4M
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-523-4506 ext. 1008
Cell:  508-340-7122

We Support Those Who Support Us

Old Farts Luncheon

The old farts luncheon will be held October 8th at the Pub at 1300. The next luncheon will be held December 10th. All current and former members are invited. Please contact Jimmy Hodnett.

Somerville Labor Coalition Endorsement for 34th Middlesex District

It is with great pleasure to announce that the Somerville Labor Coalition endorses Erin DiBenidetto for 34th Middlesex District State Representative

Retirees Get Together

The  next two retirees get togethers will be held on Wednesday September 10th and Wednesday Novemeber 12th at the DAV on Broadway. Starting at 9, unitl 12. 

All Calls

If any current or former members of Local 76, that may have changed their phone numbers,  would like to be added to the all call list please send Tommy Ross an email at

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