Gladys-Thornton-Obituary

Gladys C. Thornton

Formerly Of Harford Mills, New York

Nov 29, 1924 – Nov 8, 2015 (Age 90)

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THORNTON, Gladys C.

Age 90, formerly of Harford Mills NY passed away peacefully in the presence of her family at the Cortland Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in Cortland. Born Nov. 29, 1924 in Richford, NY, Gladys was a daughter of the late Clifford and Vergie Leonard Royce. A life area resident, she retired as the Postmistress of the Harford Mills Post Office and had formerly worked at Draper Egg processing plant. Her husband, Albert Earl Thornton, Sr. died May 23, 1985. Gladys was a loving woman who grew up in tough times, enjoyed camping, farm animals, baking for family and friends. Gladys always had an open door for friends and family. Survivors include her sons, Albert E. (Bonnie) Thornton, Jr. and Carl D. Thornton both of Harford Mills; a brother, Robert (Dorothy) Royce of Mecklenburg, NY; four grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and six great great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Shirley Royce of Enfield. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband and; her siblings, Myrtle Woodard, Elsie DeCamp, Clifford Royce, Mary Oliver, Frances Wood and Ransom Royce. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 at the Perkins Funeral Home with Pastor James Owens officiating. Burial will follow in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home from 1 to 2pm Thursday prior to the funeral. Memorials are directed to the Calvary Baptist Church, NYS Rt. 38, Harford, NY 13874 www.perkinsfuneralhome.com



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AL & family, Very sorry to hear about your mom's passing. I am sure she really appreciated your visits and love in recent years. I hope your memories of good days and times will bring you & your family comfort in your loss. With sympathy, Steve

Dear Al, Bonnie, Carl and families,
So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman and will be greatly missed.

So sorry for your loss she was a very sweet Lady

Al & Bonnie & Carl, we are sorry to hear your Mom has passed. Sending you warm thoughts. Bill & Nancy

May you RIP Aunt Gladys. I sure remember the visits with Grandma Elsie and the Aunties. Good times for sure. God Bless You All. Love Cindee

GLADYS WAS A VERY KIND PERSON..AS I TOOK CARE OF HER A COUPLE DAYS A WEEK ABOUT 6 YEARS AGO.I ENJOYED HER COMPANY, WHAT A LOVELY LADY! OUR SYMPATHIES TO THE WHOLE FAMILY..TOM AND SUSAN PAWELKO

Dear Al and Family -

My deepest condolences -- the blessing is that she is now at rest after so long a debilitating illness.

Your "Tuesday Customer", Dave Dunn

So sorry to hear of you loss. Rest assured she is in a better place.

She was a wonderful woman. We have fond memories of the many camping trips.