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Theodore Dimauro, 80; was Springfield mayor

SPRINGFIELD — Former mayor Theodore ‘‘Teddy’’ Dimauro will be buried Wednesday as family and friends remember his dedication to the city and a variety of political and charitable causes.

Mr. Dimauro died Friday at the age of 80, the Republican newspaper said. The cause of death was not disclosed.

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He was mayor from 1978 to 1984, after having served on the Governor’s Council.

Former mayor Michael Albano told the Republican Mr. Dimauro was a business-friendly mayor who played a key role as the city’s tallest buildings were constructed.

A funeral service will be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Forestiere-Smith Funeral Home in East Longmeadow. A burial ceremony will be held in Mt. Carmel Church in Springfield, followed by entombment at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Springfield.

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