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Ann M. Thornton

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Ann Marie (Betts) Thornton, 79, a former Franklin resident, died Friday, July 30, 2010, at the Medway Country Manor Nursing Home, following a long illness. She was the wife of Francis F. Thornton, who died in 1995. Born in Boston, March 16, 1931, a daughter of the late Carl and Ethel (Gates) Betts, she was raised and educated in Boston. Mrs. Thornton was a retired homemaker and enjoyed hiking, travel, cooking, Italian food, and was loved, and will be missed, by all who knew her. She is survived by her son, Frank F. Thornton of San Diego, Calif.; a sister, Shirley Shore of Rockport; and one granddaughter. She was also the mother of the late Jeanne Thornton-Fraser. Services and interment, under the direction of the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home (www.franklinfuneral.com), 33 Cottage St., are private.

Published in The Country Gazette from Aug. 1 to Aug. 8, 2010
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