Funeral plans released for ex-NY Gov. Mario Cuomo

January 4, 2015 Shlomo Sprung
Flags were lowered above the state capitol in Albany to mourn the loss of Mario Cuomo. AP photo
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The Cuomo family says the wake and funeral of former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo will be held on Monday and Tuesday in New York City.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office says in a statement Saturday calling hours will be held Monday at a funeral home on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

It says the funeral will be open to family and friends Tuesday at St. Ignatius Loyola Church.

Mario Cuomo died Thursday evening. He served three terms as governor.

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His son announced Friday he was postponing the state-of-the-state address until Jan 21. It had been scheduled for Wednesday.

The family asks in its statement that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the nonprofit HELP USA for the Mario M. Cuomo Mentoring Fund.

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