MERRILL BELANGERHEBERT GORMAN

Jan. 25, 1934 ~ June 22, 2012

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at 1 p.m., at the Church of Assumption for Merrill Belanger Hebert Gorman, 78, a native of Charenton and longtime resident of Franklin, who passed away Friday, June 22, 2012, at 6:25 a.m., at her residence. Burial will follow in the Franklin Cemetery. Fr. Thomas Vu of St. Jules Catholic Church will officiate the services.

Merrill was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who loved her home and her pets. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters, Court Assumption and Ladies Altar Society.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Frank J. Gorman of Franklin; three children, Frankie P. Gorman of Plaquemine, Kim Gorman of Franklin and Michael A. Gorman and his wife, Barbara, of Franklin; four grandchildren, Hannah G. Steiner and her husband, Jacob, of Franklin; Eric M. Gorman and his wife, Angelique, of Franklin; Marissa Gorman of Verdunville and her fiancé, Anthony Verrette, of Patterson; and Kimberly Gorman of Franklin, five great grandchildren, Evan, Dylan and Clara Steiner, Giuseppe Gorman and Kyson Gorman; two sisters, Beryl Louviere of Centerville and Carol Bull of Junction, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Arthur Belanger Sr.; her mother and stepfather, Josephine Zimmerman Belanger Hebert and Emile “Buck” Hebert; and an infant brother, Arthur Belanger Jr.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Tuesday at the Church of Assumption, from 11 a.m. until Mass time, at 1 p.m., with the rosary being prayed at 12:30 p.m.

Serving as pallbearers will be Frankie Gorman, Michael Gorman, Kim Gorman, Eric Gorman, Jacob Steiner and Anthony Verrette.

To view the online obituary and memory book, please visit www.iberts.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc. of Franklin.

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