Chris Walsh, a Framingham Democrat in his fourth term in the Massachusetts House, died Wednesday night after a battle with cancer, his wife said on social media.
An architect by trade and the House vice chairman of the Committee on Education, Walsh was first diagnosed in July 2015 with non-Hodgkin's, small lymphocytic lymphoma and he underwent treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Paul Brodeur, who joined the House in 2011 as a classmate of Walsh's, posted to Twitter on Thursday that Walsh "will be sorely missed" and commented that a photo with his post "captures his grace and good humor." Walsh is the fourth sitting representative to have died this session, along with Reps.
Walsh represented the 6th Middlesex District in the House, which covered much of Framingham.
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