Memorial Service Held for Former Governor Brendan Byrne

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Many across New Jersey bid their final farewell to former governor Brendan Byrne who passed away last Thursday.

State officials, members of the public, and family and friends made their way to the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn on the morning of Monday, January 8th, for a public memorial service to remember the late governor.

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Current governor Chris Christie called for all flags at state buildings to be flown at half-staff and delivered the eulogy at the service.

Byrne died at his home in Livingston on Thursday, January 4th, at the age of 93 and was known for his reputation as a crusading prosecutor.

He served as governor of New Jersey from 1974 to 1982 and during this time he authorized a referendum that led to the approval of legalized gambling in Atlantic City. 

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