Mario Cuomo wake, funeral draw thousands

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo comforts his mother Matilda following the funeral mass for former Gov. Mario Cuomo at St. Ignatius Loyola Church in Manhattan on Jan. 6, 2015. Photo Credit: John Roca

In a heartfelt eulogy delivered by his son, former Gov. Mario Cuomo was remembered Tuesday as a poet and philosopher who gave no quarter in debates or basketball, a working-class politician who didn’t like day-to-day governing, and a pragmatic liberal who became the “keynote speaker for our better angels.”

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