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Thelma Estelle Thornton (Ross)

June 1, 1923 — March 14, 2016

Obituary for Thelma Estelle Thornton (Ross)

Thelma Estelle Thornton passed away at the home of her daughter Barbara and son-in-law Jose Lara, at 18 Calais Avenue, Calais, ME on March 14, 2016. She will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her.

Thelma was a member of the Eastern Star for many years, the St. Croix Square Dance Club and followed the dances throughout Maine and New Brunswick. In her younger years, Thelma worked at the cotton mill, Ware Knitters, candy factory, blueberry factory and Calais Regional Hospital. She was a receptionist for 40 years for her daughter's dance school.

Thelma was predeceased by her husband of 61 years and a granddaughter Tanya Pressley whom she loved dearly and enjoyed attending pageants for.

Thelma was blessed with three children: daughter Barbara and her husband Jose Lara--who she loved like a son, of Calais; son Gary Thornton and his wife Carole, of Lubbock, TX; and son Milton Thornton and his wife Jill, of Baring.

She has several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Her great-granddaughter Michaela and her grandson Clay were very special to her, as was friend Felice Storey.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society in memory of Tanya Pressley. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.

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