See Road Closings for Officer Familia Funeral This Week

 by TWIW StaffJune 8, 2021

WORCESTER - On Tuesday, June 8, Worcester Police announced street closings and other traffic and parking related restrictions during the wake, on Wednesday, June 9, and funeral, Thursday, June 10, for Officer Enmanuel Familia.

Familia drowned on Friday, June 4, in the pond at Green Hill Park during an operation to rescue a teen in distress in the pond.

Police expect thousands of mourners, including police officers from around New England and beyond, to attend the funeral on Thursday.

Wednesday, June 9

Temple St. will close at 1 PM and reopen at the end of the wake, scheduled for 4 PM to 8 PM at St. John’s Catholic Church at 44 Temple St.

Parking on Temple St. will not be allowed from noon until Thursday, June 10 at 4 PM

Thursday, June 10

Parking on Green St. will not be allowed from 6 AM to 5 PM.

Road Closings

On the day of the funeral, Thursday, June 10, street closings will begin at 8 AM and reopen at after services conclude.

Brief effects in the following areas will occur between 9 AM and 10 AM:

  • Plantation St. to Belmont St.
  • Belmont St. to Lincoln Sq.
  • Lincoln St. to Goldsberry St.
  • MLK Jr. Boulevard to Major Taylor Blvd.
  • Major Taylor Boulevard to Foster St.

The following areas will experience full shutdowns:

  • Goldsberry St. to Summer St.
  • Foster St. to Front St.
  • Front St. to Washington Sq.
  • Washington Sq. to Grafton St.
  • Grafton St. to Temple St.

Brief effects in the following areas will occur from 12:30 PM until the conclusion of the private funeral procession traveling from Saint John’s Catholic Church on Temple St. to Saint John’s Cemetery on Cambridge St:

  • Temple St. to Green St.
  • Green St. to Kelley Sq.
  • Kelly Sq. to Madison St.
  • Madison St. to Southbridge St.
  • Southbridge St. to Quinsigamond Ave.
  • Quinsigamond Ave. to Cambridge St.
  • Cambridge St. to Saint John’s Cemetery

Parking Options

The Worcester Police Department warns of traffic congestion urges residents to seek alternate routes. Police encourage those who plan to attend the funeral to carpool when possible and consider the following parking options.

  • YWCA Lot-1 Salem St.
  • McGarth (Library Lot) - 40 Salem St.
  • Amtrack/MBTA lot - 25 Shrewsbury St.
  • Madison Place Lot - 60 Madison St.
  • RMV Lot - 611 Main St.
  • Myrtle St. Lot - 35 Portland St.
  • Millbury St. Lot  - 51 Millbury St.
  • Langdon St. Lot
  • Federal Plaza Garage - 570 Main St.
  • Worcester Common Garage – 3 Eaton Place
  • Grafton St. Lots
  • Mercantile Center Garage - 201 Commercial St.
  • Worcester Plaza Garage - 40 Pleasant St.
  • Pearl and Elm Garage - 20 Pearl St.
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