Dolores A. “Laurie” Thurin KINGSTON- Dolores A. “Laurie” Thurin, 82, died at home on Emerson Street in Kingston, N.Y., on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, while in the loving care of her family and Hospice. Laurie was born in Kingston, N.Y., on Feb. 8, 1936 to Joseph N. Bruck and Marie (Reis) Bruck. She graduated from St. Ursula Academy where she played on the varsity basketball team. Laurie married the love of her life, Joseph Thurin, on April 18, 1959. Together they raised four children. As a devoted wife, Laurie joined Joe in his commitment to organizations such as the Kingston Boys and Girls Club and the Kingston Lions Club. Laurie was also involved in committees and events at St. Joseph’s School, Coleman High School, the Girl Scouts, and Kingston Metropolitan Knothole League. Laurie spent time substitute teaching and later worked at Kingston Wholesale Grocery. She went on to work at Mid-Hudson Valley Credit Union until her retirement. After retirement, Laurie enjoyed her summers with Joe at their little log cabin in Boothbay, Maine (Her Happy Place). There they welcomed family and friends and spent much of their time sitting on the porch overlooking the lake. When in Kingston, Laurie and Joe traveled to their grandson’s baseball and basketball games or visited their children and grandchildren. Family and friends meant everything to Laurie, and she devoted her life to them.Laurie is predeceased by her parents, her husband, and siblings, Mary Booth and Elizabeth Bentley. Laurie has one surviving brother, Joseph G. Bruck; brother-in-law, Louis Tierney; sister-in-law, Patricia Thurin; and many loving nieces and nephews. Laurie is survived by her children and their spouses, Ann (Douglas) Jimenez, Joanne (James P) Rinella, Michael J (Lisa) Thurin, and Teri Thurin. Laurie’s pride and joy were her five grandchildren: Mora (Brian) Pluchino, James N. (Ashton) Rinella, Mark Rinella, Marisa Thurin, Michael H. Thurin, and her great-granddaughter, Nina Cate Pluchino. Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Home, Inc., 27 Smith Avenue, Kingston. Friends will be received at the funeral home Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. A procession will form Saturday 9 a.m. at the funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Joseph’s Church at 10 a.m. A burial in Saint Mary’s Cemetery will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hudson Valley Hospice at 400 Aaron Ct., Kingston, N.Y., 12401.
Published by the Daily Freeman from Dec. 22 to Dec. 28, 2018.
I am so sorry to hear of her passing. She was a wonderful woman and I know she will be missed in Boothbay. May she rest in peace.
Paula (Marg's niece)
December 27, 2018
Thurin Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry for your loss. Laurie was always a bright smile that has met us each July in Boothbay! We enjoyed our happy hours and more. My boys have enjoyed Joe & Laurie's stories over the years. They will always have a place in our hearts.
Our love, thoughts & prayers, Raegan, Colin & Braden
December 26, 2018
I am sorry for your loss. Laurie always had a kind word and a smile on her face to greet me as I made deliveries to her work location at the Credit Union.
Since I knew Joe, It was always fun to catch up with her about her vacations to Maine with him.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Beth Hansen, New Paltz (former Fed Ex Express driver)