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Quietly, Patrick keeps up a somber duty

Governor at funerals of all service members

Governor Deval Patrick and Senator John Kerry consoled Jean and Maureen Trahan at the funeral of their son Tyler, who was killed in Iraq April 30. Governor Deval Patrick and Senator John Kerry consoled Jean and Maureen Trahan at the funeral of their son Tyler, who was killed in Iraq April 30. (Globe Staff Photo / John Tlumacki)
By Matt Viser and Brian C. Mooney
Globe Staff / May 14, 2009

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He has wept with a father in Swampscott and laughed along with the other congregants at the bittersweet stories told from the pulpit. Some funerals are in English, others in Spanish. They have been held in Centerville and Chicopee, in Wilmington and Woburn, in all corners of the state. (Full article: 1067 words)

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