Victim Families Respond To Death of Boston Mobster

BOSTON - AUGUST 12: Patricia Donahue, wife of Michael Donahue, speaks to reporters as Steven Davis (L), brother of Debra Davis, walk by in background outside the John Joseph Moakley United Sates Courthouse following a guilty verdict against James 'Whitey' Bulger August 12, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Bulger was found guilty on 31 of 32 counts of racketeering and acts related to murder. Bulger was convicted of the Michael Donahue murder while Debra Davis was the one murder that was found as 'No Finding.' (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

BOSTON - AUGUST 12: Patricia Donahue, wife of Michael Donahue, speaks to reporters as Steven Davis (L), brother of Debra Davis, walk by in background outside the John Joseph Moakley United Sates Courthouse following a guilty verdict against James 'Whitey' Bulger August 12, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Bulger was found guilty on 31 of 32 counts of racketeering and acts related to murder. Bulger was convicted of the Michael Donahue murder while Debra Davis was the one murder that was found as 'No Finding.' (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA (WBZ-AM) -- As news of the death of Mobster Whitey Bulger spread in Boston so did the reaction from families who were impacted his murderous crime sprees.

Mary Callahan whose husband John was killed by Bulger's gang  in 1982 tells WBZ NewsRadio1030 that there is no closure. 

Callahan, a businessman, was shot in the head in Florida in 1982 by Bulger's crew because he knew of their murderous ways. According to Federal authorities,  he was going to implicate the South Boston killers for the 1981 execution of World Jai Alai President Roger Wheeler in Oklahoma.

"He will be never forgotten, and I am hoping that he will be remembered as a person whoever he came in contact with was hurt some way or another and that he will be a legend like Al Capone or Billy The Kid bt he will always be remembered as not a nice person," Callahan said when she heard the news of Bulger's death.

Callahan said she never thought of Whitey as a kind but only evil.

"His thinking was always towards hurting somebody. I never thought of him ever thinking of being kind or doing a good thing for anybody . And anybody who had any contact with him whatsoever ended up hurt in some way or another and with my husband, of course, he ended up dead along with many other people," she said.


Patricia Donahue's Husband Michael was killed by Bulger.

"Myself and my family we are very happy that the man is no longer here any longer because we no longer have to hear that man's name again...myself I would like to open up a champagne bottle and celebrate" Donahue tells WBZ-TV.

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