Funeral held for Stratford state representative

Local, state and federal lawmakers gathered in Norwalk to pay their respects to former state Rep. Terry Backer. Backer's funeral was held at 10 a.m.

Local, state and federal lawmakers gathered in Norwalk to pay their respects to former State Rep. Terry Backer.

Local, state and federal lawmakers gathered in Norwalk to pay their respects to former State Rep. Terry Backer. (12/18/15)

NORWALK - Local, state and federal lawmakers gathered in Norwalk to pay their respects to former state Rep. Terry Backer.

Backer's funeral was held at 10 a.m. at Saint Matthew Church on Scribner Avenue in Norwalk.  

The Stratford Democrat and Long Island Sound advocate lost his battle with cancer earlier this week.

He was 61 years old.

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