OBITUARY: Thomas F. Thornton, Jr., 78

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — Thomas F. Thornton, Jr., age 78, of Wilmington, passed away on December 21, 2020.

Tom was the beloved husband of the late Carol (Hachey) Thornton, devoted father of Thomas F. Thornton, III & his wife Michelle, Brian D. Thornton & his wife Kristy all of Chelmsford and Sheila Butler & her husband Daniel of Tewksbury, loving “Papa” of Emma, Avery & Trevor Thornton, Sean & Thomas Butler and Quinn & Ashlyn Thornton, cherished son of the late Thomas F. and Vera (Kohler) Thornton, dear brother of John Thornton, Hazel “Mickey” McCallum and Arlene Jackimowicz, the late James Thornton and Henry Thornton.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Tuesday, December 29th from 10:00 – 11:45 a.m. immediately followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 12:00 noon. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. All guests attending services are required to wear a mask in the Funeral Home and Church.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in memory of Tom to the Boston Higashi School for Autism, Attn: Development Office, 800 North Main Street, Randolph, MA, 02368.

Thomas F. Thornton, Jr.

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