Obituaries » Marie A. Thornton
June 6, 2018
Marie A. Thornton
June 6, 2018
Marie A. Thornton, 79, of White Haven, passed away on Wednesday in Celtic Hospice at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.
She was born in Pittston on February 2, 1939, a daughter of the late Michael and Antoinette Langone Giambra. Marie was a graduate of Pittston High School. Prior to her retirement, she had been employed for many years as a supervisor with the Social Security Administration.
Marie was a loving mother and grandmother, who enjoyed spending time with her sons and grandchildren. She also was an avid reader.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence F. Thornton in 2013.
Marie is survived by her sons, David Thornton and his wife, Mary, Larksville, Mark Thornton and his husband, Jose, White Haven and Michael Thornton, Plains Township; grandchildren, Eric, Molly, Joshua and Nicole Thornton; brother, John Giambra, Harding and nephew, John Michael Giambra.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday at 1 pm from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre. Rev. Carol E. Coleman, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 11 am to 2pm.
In lieu of flower, donations may be made in Marie’s name to the American Cancer Society, 712 S. Keyser Avenue, Taylor, PA 18517.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting Marie’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.