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1:12 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Lovely Warren's Grandfather Has Died

The man who Rochester's new Mayor, Lovely Warren has described as a motivating force for her getting into politics, has died.

Her grandfather, 87 year old Cecil McClary has been hospitalized since Christmas Eve after suffering a massive stroke, and he died just after 11:00 a.m. on Thursday.

Warren tweeted that: "Grandpa said goodbye at around 11. Thank you all for your prayers. The doors of heaven opened and called their angel home."

Warren was sworn-in to office just after midnight on New Year's Day in her grandfather's hospital room, surrounded by dozens of family members.