Here’s what local politicians are saying about the passing of Barbara Bush

The former first lady died Tuesday at the age of 92.

Former first lady Barbara Bush listens to a patient's question during a visit to the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, in 2013.

Local politicians are remembering former first lady Barbara Bush for her “grace” and for being a “strong woman who loved her family, the State of Maine,” and her country.

Bush passed away Tuesday at the age of 92.

In New England, the messages of condolences and expressions of grief came from politicians on both sides of the aisle.  

“Devoted mother, loving wife, beloved leader,” Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey said following the news of her passing. “Barbara Bush was a woman of unique American grace and integrity.  She was devoted to the nation, and we loved her in return.”

“Every summer for more than 20 years, I have visited President and Mrs. Bush at their Kennebunkport home,” Maine Sen. Susan Collins wrote. “It was always one of the highlights of the year. I shall miss those delightful visits with her.”

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Below, the messages that have been shared by local politicians following the death of the former first lady: 

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