Public memorial service announced for Tewksbury mother who died in Las Vegas shooting

Rhonda LeRocque, a Tewksbury woman who was killed in the Las Vegas attack.
Rhonda LeRocque. –Facebook

TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) — A public memorial service has been scheduled for 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 of Tewksbury is planned for Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the auditorium of Tewksbury Memorial High School. It will be preceded by a wake on Friday afternoon at the Nicholas Funeral Parlor in Wilmington.

LeRocque’s mother, Priscilla Champagne, says her daughter was at the concert with her husband, Jason, their 6-year-old daughter and her father-in law.

The daughter and father-in-law left the event before the shots were fired.


Champagne says LeRocque’s husband was next to her when she was shot.

Las Vegas shooting victim Rhonda LeRocque, of Tewksbury, Mass., is honored on the video board as the Boston Red Sox stand along the first base line before Game 3 of baseball’s American League Division Series against the Houston Astros on Oct. 8. —Michael Dwyer/AP Photo