Thomas Thornton

Obituary of Thomas Thornton

Thomas J. "Tom" Thornton

Willsboro – Thomas J. "Tom" Thornton, 89, of Rt 22 in Willsboro, died Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at his home with his loving family by his side.

He was born in Detroit, MI, November 5, 1927, the son of Eugene and Rose (Finnegan) Thornton.

Tom served in the US Air Force and was a WWII veteran. He was privileged to participate in the Honor Flight to Washington, DC to visit the veteran's memorial. Tom spent many years selling Electrolux vacuum cleaners and many summers working and volunteering at Poko- MacCready Camps. His greatest joys in life were spending time with family, friends, and his dogs. Tom was often seen with camera in hand capturing precious memories. He served on the music ministry team and was Elder of the Healing Waters Church of God.

Left to cherish the memory of Tom is his wife of 45 years, Marjorie (Brunk) Thornton; Children, Rose Thornton (Tom Diefendorf), Linda Thornton, Jane (Bob) Tavelli, Kathy Blaise, Dale Martin, Tammy Palmer, Jeff (Laurie)Thornton, Phyllis Martin, Heidi (Pete) Palmer, Heather (Mahmoud) Moussa, and Jamie (Matt) Moore; along with 22 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.

Tom was predeceased by his parents; brother, Eugene; sons, Thomas Thornton Jr. and David Thornton; daughter, Betty Simmons; and granddaughter, Denise Diefendorf.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, July 29, 2017, from 11 AM to 1 PM, at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. A Funeral Service will follow at 1 PM in the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Kermit Lavigne presiding.

Donations in memory of Thomas J. Thornton may be made to High Peaks Hospice, or the North Country Honor Flight.

Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055.