Marion W. Thorne Thomas, 85, formerly of 1010 Washington St., passed away Sunday, May 26 at Samaritan Keep Nursing Home where she had resided for 18 months.
Calling hours are from 11 am - 12:30 pm Tuesday, May 28th at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, followed by a 1:00 pm graveside service in Brookside Cemetery with Rev. Fred Garry, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 321 Prospect St., Watertown, NY 13601.
Arrangements are with the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home.
Marion was born in Antwerp, June 10, 1927, a daughter to Roy D. and Alice Weber Whitmore. She was the Valedictorian of the 1944 graduation class at Antwerp High School. She graduated from Canton ATI in 1946. Marion was a Dietician at Mercy Hospital from 1969- 1984 and then at the Samaritan Keep Nursing Home from 1984-1995.
Marion married Frederick J. Thorne in 1948. Mr. and Mrs. Thorne lived in Indianapolis, IN following their marriage until returning to the North Country. Mr. Thorne passed away in 1977. She married Ren Thomas in January of 1979. He passed in January of 1982.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Watertown. She enjoyed spending time with her family and at the family cottage on Howe Shores, Sackets Harbor. Mrs. Thomas spent many winters in Zephyrhills, FL.
Marion is survived by two sons and their wives, James Thorne and Rosemary Fitzgerald, Wallingford, PA; David and Robin Thorne, Sandy Creek; two daughters and a son-in-law, Sandy and Jim Martindale, Spencerville, IN; Amy T. Thorne, Redwood; 16 grandchildren and six great grandchildren; her sister, Margaret Spatz, Fishkill, NY and her brother, Raymond Edward Whitmore, Watertown; many nieces and nephews.
A son, Russell, predeceased her in 1996.
Condolences may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015, Watertown, NY
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