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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2012 8:20 pm

Obituaries were published Friday, Aug. 24 for: Todd M. Gorman, 54, of Attleboro; Laila Jaber of Wrentham; and Richard R. Lussier, 50, of Plainville

Todd M. Gorman, 54

ATTLEBORO - Todd M. Gorman, 54, of Attleboro, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012 at his residence. He was the former husband of January (Whitherell) Gorman of Attleboro.

Todd was born in Boston, the son of Dorothy (Dennis) Wild of Attleboro and the late Roy Gorman.

He graduated from Attleboro High School, Class of 1977. He proudly served his country with the United States Marine Corps.

Todd worked for Demer's Brothers in Attleboro as a rigger for 15 years.

He was very patriotic and was very involved with the Marines over the years.

Todd enjoyed mountain biking and spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors besides his mother and former wife, are five sons: Branden T. Gorman of Attleboro, Jamie P. Gorman and his wife Whitney of East Providence, Todd G. Gorman of Attleboro, Grant R. Gorman of Attleboro, and Jorden J. Gorman of Attleboro; two sisters: Jill Fernandes of Norton and Sherry Mann of Norton; a brother, Jack Gorman of Boston; a grandson, Tyler Gorman, and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Kim Gorman.

His funeral service will be held on Monday, Aug. 27 at 9 a.m. from the Foley-Hathaway Funeral Home, 126 South Main St., Attleboro, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, 385 Central Ave., Seekonk. Relatives and friend are invited to attend. Burial to follow with military honors in Saint Stephen's Cemetery in Attleboro.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.

To light a memorial candle, sign guest book, and facility or church directions, go to www.hathawayfunerals.com or call 508-222-0498.

Memorial donations in his memory can be made to the MCAF, P.O. Box 177, Quantico, VA 22134.

Laila Jaber

WRENTHAM - Laila Jaber of Madison Street, Wrentham, MA, born on June 28, 2012, died peacefully in the arms of her parents on August 22, 2012 at Children's Hospital Boston after a courageous 55-day battle with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

She is now resting peacefully in the arms of her angel big brother, Karim.

Laila will be missed deeply by her parents, Saleh and Mireille "Mimo," big brothers Akram, Jad and Danny and grandparents, aunts and uncles.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, August 25, 2012, at Knollwood Memorial Park's "Garden of Peace," 321 High St., Canton, MA.

More information is available at http://www.rjrossfuneralhomeinc.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Laila to Cherubs, a CDH Research Organization at http://www.cdhsupport.org.

The family requests that attendees to the service wear pink in honor of Laila and they wish to thank you all for your love and support through this difficult time.

Richard R. Lussier, 50

PLAINVILLE - Richard R. Lussier, 50, of Plainville, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 21, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen (Howley) Lussier and loving father of Kyle, 13 and Alec, 10.

Born in Woonsocket, RI on March 9, 1962, he was the son of the late Gloria and Laurent Lussier.

Richard was a graduate of the New England Institute of Technology and worked in the electronics industry for many years. He was an avid sports fan and also enjoyed watching his boys participate in many sports though the years.

Besides his loving wife and sons, he leaves a brother, Ronald Lussier of Bellingham, MA and three sisters, Lorraine Lacouture of Norwalk, CT, Yvette Lussier of Leland, NC and Estelle Joly of Hudson, MA.

He also leaves his in-laws, Helen and William Howley, Sr. of Sharon, MA, brothers-in-law, William Howley Jr. of Seabrook, NH and Joseph Howley of Lake Oswego, OR and sisters-in-law, Lorraine Birkbeck of Plainville, MA, Elizabeth Howley of Oregon City, OR, Joanne Valeri of Mansfield, MA and Ellen McGowan of Mansfield, MA.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral mass, Monday, August 27, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Martha Church, Plainville, MA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lussier Children's Education Fund c/o Sovereign Bank, 32 Messenger St, Plainville, MA 02762.

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