Memorial, Funeral Planned For Cellucci

Former Gov. Paul Cellucci died at age 65 after a five-year battle with ALS.

Former Gov. Paul Cellucci, who passed away Saturday after a long battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease, will be honored at the State House with a memorial service Thursday.

A funeral Mass for Cellucci will be held Friday in his hometown of Hudson as well, according to a statement from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Shortly after noon on Thursday, Cellucci’s motorcade will be arriving at the State House with a formal procession up the State House front steps.

An invitation-only memorial service for Cellucci will begin at 12:30 p.m. According to the Boston Globe, the service will be live-streamed.

Thereafter, a public viewing for Cellucci will be held in the Hall of Flags Rotunda at the State House from 2:30 to 7 p.m., according to UMass Medical School.

On Friday, the public is invited to attend Cellucci’s funeral Mass at St. Michael’s Parish, 21 Manning St. in Hudson at 11 a.m.

Cellucci was governor of the Bay State from 1997 to 2001 and then served as U.S. ambassador to Canada for President George W. Bush’s administration. He was previously lieutenant governor under William Weld.

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