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Hundreds attend service for victim of Las Vegas shooting

From left, Paul Poteat, who aided victims following the Las Vegas shooting, Tewksbury, Mass. Police Chief Timothy Sheehan, look on as Jason Merz, employer of the husband of shooting victim Rhonda LeRocque, and family spokesman Ken Ball react following a memorial service held for LeRocque, outside Tewksbury Memorial High School in Tewksbury, Mass., Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. LeRocque, 42, was vacationing in Las Vegas with her husband, daughter and father-in-law where she was among the 58 people killed in the mass shooting at a country music festival. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)
October 14, 2017 - 1:10 PM

TEWKSBURY, Mass. - Hundreds of people have gathered to remember a 42-year-old Massachusetts woman who was among the 58 people killed in the mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival.

The service for Rhonda LeRocque was held Saturday in the auditorium of Tewksbury Memorial High School.

WBZ-TV reports that the Tewksbury woman was remembered as a "fireball" and loving woman with a deep faith.

LeRocque's husband said in a statement after the service that his wife would have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support that so many people have shown her family.

Jason LeRocque called Rhonda "beautiful, talented and a person who made all around her feel her welcome and loved."

A wake was held on Friday afternoon at the Nicholas Funeral Parlor in Wilmington.

News from © The Associated Press, 2017
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