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Former Springfield bishop being laid to rest

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A service for Bishop Joseph Maguire was held at St. Michael's Cathedral at 11 a.m. on Monday. A service for Bishop Joseph Maguire was held at St. Michael's Cathedral at 11 a.m. on Monday.
SPRINGFIELD, MA (AP) -

Funeral arrangements are set for the former leader of the Roman Catholic diocese in western Massachusetts.

The Rev. Joseph Maguire's body laid in state at St. Michael the Archangel's Cathedral in Springfield on Sunday, which was followed by a prayer vigil.

A funeral Mass is scheduled to take place at the cathedral at 11 a.m. on Monday morning, followed by entombment at the cathedral's mausoleum.

Maguire died Nov. 23 at age 95. He served as bishop of the Diocese of Springfield from 1977 until 1992.

Maguire was a Boston native and the son of a Boston police sergeant. He attended Boston College, where he played baseball and hockey, and entered the seminary upon graduation.

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