The Boston Globe’s Slowbituaries

Every now and again an obituary of a local figure turns up in the Boston Globe sort of . . . er . . . late.

Previous case in point: Last year’s Globe two-week-late obituary of Joseph A. Sciacca Sr., father of Boston Herald editor in chief Joe Sciacca Jr.

Current case in point: Thursday’s Globe obituary of Monique Doyle Spencer.

Mrs. Spencer, a former business executive who wrote many opinion columns for the Globe and three books after her diagnosis [of metastatic breast cancer], died Nov. 26 at home in Brookline. She was 56.

Not to get technical about it, but that was over a month ago.

She was one of your own, Globeniks. What took you so long?

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4 Responses to The Boston Globe’s Slowbituaries

  1. Al says:

    There’s no excuse for a late obit for someone with strong local connections as your two examples had, but why do they waste space for an obit like they have today for a man who ran a coffeehouse in Vienna? Is it supposed to inform, memorialize, or entertain?

  2. UPDATE: Francisco Franco is still dead.

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