Funeral Mass to be Held for Ex-RI Gov. Garrahy

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A funeral Mass is being held for former Rhode Island Gov. Joseph Garrahy.

The service is planned for Tuesday morning at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Providence.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence says the Rev. Marcel Taillon will preside at the Mass. Taillon is the pastor at St. Thomas More Catholic Parish in Narragansett.

Garrahy died last week at a hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was 81.

Garrahy served as governor from 1977 to 1985. His obituary says he will be buried in South Kingstown at St. Francis Cemetery.

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