The longtime congresswoman's funeral will be Friday in Eastman Theatre
Hundreds of people are expected to pay their respects to a congresswoman who represented many of you for decades.
Calling hours for Congresswoman Louise Slaughter are Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Miller Funeral and Cremation Services on South Winton Road, Rochester.
Slaughter's funeral will be held at Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre on Gibbs Street in Rochester at 11 a.m. Friday. Doors are set to open at 10 a.m., and the funeral is open to the public. The public should enter the theatre on East Main Street. The funeral will be live on News 10NBC and streaming on WHEC.com.
Notable figures in attendance will include Congressman John Lewis, former senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. They will join members of Slaughter's family and friends in speaking at the congresswoman's funeral service.
Street closures will be similar to those during the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Closures include East Main Street between Chestnut Street and Scio Street. Swan Street and Gibbs Street will be closed starting late Thursday evening. Main Street will be closed by 7 a.m. Friday. For information on parking at Kodak Hall, click here.
The Fairport Democrat was 88 when she died last Friday at a Washington hospital where she was being treated after falling the week before.
Amtrak will rename the new Rochester train station after Slaughter, senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced Wednesday. The Rochester Intermodal Station will now be called the "Louise M. Slaughter Intermodal Station in Rochester."
Last week, both senators and Governor Andrew Cuomo called for Amtrak to rename the station after the congresswoman.
“One of Louise’s most significant accomplishments was delivering the federal funding that made the Rochester Train Station a reality," said Schumer in a statement. "Louise fought for years fighting to secure over $15 million in federal funding, so it was only logical and necessary for Amtrak to rename the train station after Louise, a legend in her own right and a fierce advocate for her constituents."
Gillibrand noted, "Now, whenever anyone rides the train across New York, Louise Slaughter and Rochester will be inseparable."