Nicholas Joseph Thornton Milford On August 18, 2010, Nicholas Joseph Thornton joined the angels in heaven and other family members that went before him. He was born January 3, 1996 in Farmington, Michigan and was a resident of Milford and Port Huron. Nicholas loved music and actively played the piano and sang in the school choir. He made the show choir "Center Stage" at Milford High School. He loved playing cards with his great- grandmother Bonnie and playing games with his sisters, Catherine, Elizabeth and brother, David. Nicholas liked fishing, boating and golf. Most of all Nicholas loved life and all of his many friends. He is survived by his parents, David J. and Sarah J. Thornton of Milford; brother, David J. Thornton, II of Milford; twin sisters, Catherine J and Elizabeth J. Thornton of Milford; grandparents, Joseph and Judy Smith and Clifford and Diana Thornton all of Port Huron; great-grandmothers, Dorothy Smith, of Port Huron, Bonnie Kinert of Port Huron and Pat White of Port Huron; uncle Stephen and aunt Jodi and Zach; godparents, uncle Tom and aunt Wendy, Tommy, Spencer and Madison; uncle Charles and aunt Mary, Cameron and Connor; uncle Terry and aunt Cherie, Michael, Chris and Samantha; aunt, Theresa and Jim, Amanda and Diana and several great-aunts, uncles, family and many friends. He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Bertha and Clifford Thornton, J. Oscar Smith and Joseph Kinert. Mass of Resurrection will be 11 a.m. Monday in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Port Huron. The Rev. Ron Anderson, Pastor of St. Mary, Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Milford will officiate. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Visiting hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home and 10 am Monday at the church. A rosary will be recited at 7 pm Sunday evening. Pallbearers will be, David Thornton, II, Stephen Smith, Tom Smith, Chuck White, Tom Smith, II and Zachary Smith. Honorary pallbearers are Cameron and Connor White. Memorials may be given to the Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Foundation or the Milford High School Choir. For guest book and information, please visit karrersimpsonfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Times Herald from Aug. 20 to Aug. 22, 2010