Memorial service held for late congressman

NEWPORT, R.I. (WPRI) — A funeral mass was held Thursday for longtime Rhode Island Congressman Fernand St Germain.

The service was held at 10 a.m. at Saint Mary’s church in Newport.

St Germain passed away earlier this month at his summer home in Newport. He was 86 years old.

Several state leaders attended the memorial, including Gov. Lincoln Chafee and Sen. Jack Reed.

St Germain represented Rhode Island in the House of Representatives from 1960-1988.

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