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“Althea.so sorry to hear about Bob. Where do you live now. Im at 1019 Graham Street, Burlington, N.C 27217.. Carolyn Lewis ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Carolyn Lewis - Burlington, NC

“TO ALTHEA..AND FAMILYMY DEEPEST SYMPATHY AND CONDOLENCES TO YOUI ENJOYED KNOWING BOB..AND OUR MANY CONVERSATIONS WHILE HE RESIDED AT THE QUESET APTS...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: AL KRAMER - MA

“Sincere condolences to Althea and Bob's entire family.My remembrances of him will always center around his - and Altheas - extraordinary love for...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Gerald Beals - Easton, MA

“To Althea and family, I have had the pleasure of knowing Bob for many years as a member of the town's police department and then as Commander of the...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Jim McAvoy - NEaston, MA


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EASTON—-Robert F. Thornton, 85, a resident of Easton for the past 51 years, died Friday, February 3, 2017 at Good Samaritan Medical Center after a brief illness. He was the husband of Althea A. (Russell) Thornton.

Born in Washington, DC., a son of the late Latha and Marie (Ida) Thornton, he was raised and educated in Jackson Heights, NY. and received a Bachelors iDegree n economics from New York University. A veteran of the Korean War, he served as a corporal in the US Army.

Robert was employed as a regional credit manager for Taunton Silversmiths for many years.

Robert was member of both the VFW and the American Legion in Easton, The Natural Resource Trust of Easton, a life member of the Easton Lions Club and a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church of Easton.

In addition to his wife Althea, he is survived by three children, Jeanne L. LaPensee of Tampa, FL., Barry S. Thornton of Norton, and Meredith Porter of Ponte Vedra, FL.; and 4 grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Ted Thornton.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Service with a reception to follow on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 143 Lincoln Street, Easton. For directions or condolences visit www.kanefuneralhome.com