The casket of former Governor J. Joseph Garrahy is carried from the Cathedral of Saints Peter in Paul in Providence following a funeral Mass Tuesday morning. Hundreds attended the Mass for Garrahy, who died last week at age 81. Photo/Ernest A. Brown
PROVIDENCE (AP) â€” Former Rhode Island Gov. Joseph Garrahy has been remembered as a man who lived humbly and set an example for others.
The Rev. Marcel Taillon remembered Garrahy at a funeral Mass on Tuesday morning as a man of faith who rose from humble beginnings.
Taillon, the pastor at St. Thomas More Catholic Parish in Narragansett, delivered the homily at a service at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Providence.
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.