June 14, 2013
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John Tlumacki/Globe Staff
A funeral mass was held at Saint Michael Church in Hudson for former governor Paul Cellucci on Friday.
State Police saluted as Cellucci's casket was carried into the church.
Hudson resident Jim Rittenhouse watched from his front steps. "Everybody in town knew him." he said of Cellucci.
Kenneth Durkin, 2, and his mother Anne stood outside the church.
People lined the street outside the church to watch the funeral procession.
Cellucci was struck down by ALS, alo known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, at the age of 65.
Governor Deval Patrick and US Senator Elizabeth Warren attended the service.
Veronique Turner of Marlboro wore a hat that she got in the 1980s as she watched the procession go down Maine Street.
A woman held a program from Cellucci's funeral.
Cellucci was remembered as “family man of faith who tried to make the world a better place,” in a homily by the church pastor.
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