VIDEO: Tributes To Former Governor Paul Cellucci
BOSTON (CBS) – Several former Massachusetts governors returned to the State House Thursday to pay their final respects to former Gov. Paul Cellucci.
Cellucci died June 8 at his home in Hudson from complications of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Gov. Deval Patrick, former Gov. William Weld and former Gov. Jane Swift all had touching words for Cellucci and his family after his casket was brought to the House of Representatives chamber.
Former governors Michael Dukakis and Mitt Romney also attended the memorial service.
Cellucci, a Republican, was Weld’s lieutenant governor from 1991-1997.
In 1997, he became acting governor after Weld resigned to pursue an ambassadorship. In 1998, he was elected to a four-year term.
Cellucci resigned in 2001 to become U.S. ambassador to Canada.
Watch: Jane Swift’s Tribute
Watch: William Weld’s Tribute
Watch: Deval Patrick’s Tribute