Representatives Jessica Giannino and Jeffrey Turco offered a moment of silence during the Massachusetts House of Representative’s Informal Session on May 15 in memory of State Representative of the 16th Suffolk District William “Bill” G. Reinstein on the 25th anniversary of his passing. Although he served in many elected positions while representing Revere, his heart was in the honorable chamber of the House. His memory still lives on through the stories shared by those who had the honor of serving alongside him. His daughter, former Representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein, joined the informal session to honor his memory and service to Revere.
“I could think of no better place to be on May 15, 2023, to celebrate my father and his legacy than at the State House, in the House Chamber, amongst friends, celebrating Revere High School students. Rep. Giannino, thank you for inviting me to join you to both share in RHS’s celebration while also arranging to recognize my dad,” said former State Representative Kathi- Ann Reinstein. “Bill Reinstein didn’t love politics, he loved people; and it’s a gift that he continues to be remembered with such laughter and light. My brother Billy and I, and our families, are so grateful to our friends Vice Chair Giannino and Rep. Turco for remembering him so fondly today and every day.”
“It’s not often that the stories and memories of a man who served over 25 years ago still are shared today, with as many laughs and as vividly as they were when they happened. That is such a true testament to what kind of man Representative Reinstein was, leaving behind a legacy of great memories and so many laughs,” said Representative Giannino (D-Revere). “Billy was Revere. I am so proud to serve in the seat that he served in, #22 in the House, and be able to pay tribute to his service and memory.”