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Maria R. Thornton May 16, 1912 -- Dec. 25, 2005

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.


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