WILMINGTON, MASS. (WHDH) - The Wilmington community said a final goodbye to longtime State Rep. James Miceli at his funeral Friday.

Friends and family members gathered at the Nichols Funeral Home to remember the late legislator.

Miceli, who died at the age of 83, was the longest continually serving member of the House of Representatives, and the second longest serving overall.

Miceli was at a Wilmington Little League Opening Day ceremony when he collapsed, officials said. Police officers on scene performed CPR, and Miceli was transported to Wilmington Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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He represented Wilmington and Tewksbury on Beacon Hill.

Miceli’s colleagues described him as someone who was fiercely dedicated to the people of his district.

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