A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Wednesday in Greenwood, Ind., for Maria R. Thornton, formerly of Orchard Park, who died Sunday in Greenwood after a short illness. She was 93.
Born Maria E. Reilly in Buffalo, she was a graduate of Nardin Academy. She had lived in Oswego, Liverpool and Fredonia prior to moving to Orchard Park around 1980. Mrs. Thornton moved to Greenwood in 1992.
A homemaker, she was a member of the Kennedy Chorale Club and a dedicated Buffalo Bills fan.
Her husband, William P. Thornton Jr., died in 1996.
She is survived by a daughter, Maria McClain of Indianapolis; a son, William P. III of Wake Forest, N.C.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Indianapolis.