Colleen Reid Thornton

Born: Tue., Jan. 11, 1955
Died: Wed., Jun. 6, 2018

Memorial Mass

10:00 AM Sat., Jun. 16, 2018
Location: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church

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Colleen Reid Thornton, 63, of Highlands, passed away Wednesday, June 6th.  Colleen was born and raised in Springfield, Mass., a daughter of the late Bernard and Catherine Reid. She graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts and later moved to Elizabeth, NJ before settling in the Highlands in 1996. Colleen was a parishioner of Our Lady of  Perpetual Help Church and worked at their St. Jude Thrift Shop. Before moving to Highlands, Colleen was  the head of payroll at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Elizabeth for 18 years.  Colleen was an avid New England Patriots fan and loved Tom Brady. She enjoyed movie dates with her husband and spending time at the beach.
  Colleen is survived by her husband of 23 years,  Rene Thornton. She also leaves behind her sister and brother-in-law Kit and Matt Murawski , and two brothers and sisters in-laws, Bernie and Kathy Reid, and  Michael and Maryanne Reid, and a brother-in law, Tom Farrow, all of Massachusetts along with many nieces and nephews. Colleen was predeceased by her sister Eileen Farrow in 2012 
  Colleen's wishes were for a private cremation and to then return home to Massachusetts.

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Kevin Tyas
   Posted Sun June 10, 2018
My heartfelt condolences go out to the entire Thornton Family.

Nancy Miller/John Henry
   Posted Sun June 10, 2018
Renee, So very sorry for your tragic loss, condolences to all family, great picture of Coleen, I'm sure she would like it, With Sympathy, John and Nancy

Kathy/ from TRIO Salon
   Posted Sun June 10, 2018
Dear Rene and family
My deepest sympathy for your loss and my condolences to you in this difficult time.

Kathy Schmidt
   Posted Sun June 10, 2018
Dear Rene and family
My deepest sympathy for your loss and my condolences to you in this difficult time. I will miss her greatly....I always enjoyed having our conversations while I was doing her hairstyle throu years.
I will keep Collen in loving memories.

Kathy / from TRIO Salon

Beth Fouratt Army
   Posted Tue June 12, 2018
Colleen was my college roommate. She taught me how to chug a beer and do an Irish jig. Our room was very popular because Colleen had an small portable oven and was always cooking something. She was full of life and so much fun! I knew she had settled somewhere in NJ. But we lost touch. My sympathy to her family.

Alice , Darragh & Shauna
   Posted Tue June 12, 2018
Rene, we are so sorry that Coleen has passed. May she Rest in Peace. She was a very sweet kind lady and had a heart of gold!

Savarina, Dan, Erin & Jacklyn Downey
   Posted Thu June 14, 2018
We were shocked and saddened to hear of Colleen's passing. We are so sorry for your loss! We know Colleen had a very strong faith and know she is in heaven with her loved ones.

Nancy DeBeau
   Posted Sat June 16, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of Colleen's passing. She was a kind warmhearted person who will be missed. I will always remember the good times we had together especially when we were down the shore. Rest in Peace.

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