Funeral services set for Rep. Louise Slaughter

Mar 19, 2018

Calling hours and funeral services are set for longtime Rep. Louise Slaughter, who died last week.

The Democratic congresswoman from the Rochester area was 88 when she died early last Friday at a Washington hospital, where she was being treated after falling the week before at her Washington, DC home.

Slaughter's Washington office announced Monday that calling hours will be held from 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday and from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral and Cremation Services in Rochester. Her funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre in Rochester. The service will be open to the public.

Slaughter was elected to congress in 1986 and represented parts of Buffalo Niagara for many years before her district was redrawn. The Kentucky native was the oldest member of the House of Representatives and the first woman to chair the House Rules Committee.

Calling Slaughter a "trailblazer" who fought tirelessly for her home district, Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered flags on all state buildings to be flown at half-staff on Friday to honor the late Congresswoman.