BOSTON (CBS) – When I tell you that former Gov. Paul Cellucci, who passed away this weekend after a battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease, was the best Massachusetts has to offer, I mean it in more ways than one.
Cellucci was a product of Irish and Italian parents, a double-Eagle (with degrees from Boston College and BC Law), and a “townie” in the best sense of that word, who spent his whole life in the working-class, melting-pot immigrant town of Hudson and never forgot where he came from.
Before he was a state rep, state senator, lieutenant governor, governor and US ambassador to Canada, Cellucci was a working lawyer. A guy I know told me once about coming to Cellucci for help with a complicated legal case and coming away from it believing he had just met the most honest man he would ever meet.
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