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Marie Thomas

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Marie R. Thomas, 88, of Homosassa, Florida, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 at Hospice House in Lecanto, Florida.
A native of Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, she was born Sept. 20, 1926, to Henry I. and Della T. (Burke) Russell, one of five children. Marie was a retired registered nurse, having earned her nursing degree from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, and served her profession at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo. Mrs. Thomas moved to Homosassa in 1993 from Grand Island, New York, and was a former member of Sugarmill Woods Golf and Country Club, where she enjoyed golfing and playing cards.
Marie was a longtime parishioner of St. Thomas The Apostle Catholic Church in Homosassa and is survived by her husband of 66 years, Edward Thomas, Homosassa; son Michael Thomas, also of Homosassa; and sister Dolores "Babe" Beitz, Livonia, Michigan. Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Marie Thomas, in 1991; and siblings Henry I. Russell, Marjorie Beitz and Eleanor Anderson.
Friends will be received from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at St. Thomas The Apostle Catholic Church, Homosassa, with Fr. Ronald Marecki, Celebrant. Interment will take place in Grand Island, New York, at a later date. www.wilderfuneral.com
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Aug. 29, 2015
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