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Mary Ann Thurston


Friday, March 15, 2019

SOUTH ROYALTON, VT — Mary Ann Thurston, 82 died Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at her home in South Royalton, VT. She was born September 2, 1936 in Fayston, VT the daughter of Howard Corliss.

Following graduating from Randolph High School, she married Delbert Thurston on June 13, 1959. They lived most of their married life in South Royalton.

For many years she worked in the South Royalton School Cafeteria, serving lunches to the children, before retiring in 2004.

She enjoyed crocheting, bingo, shopping and spending time with her grandchildren as well as her great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years Delbert Thurston of South Royalton, two sons Ross Thurston of Lake City, FL and Randy Thurston, partner Krystal of South Royalton, a daughter Robin Becker, husband Raymond of South Royalton, and a son in law Jim Rice of South Royalton. Five grandchildren Nicole Sawyer, husband Kevin, Ross Jr, wife Yvonne, Kevin Williams, partner Peggy, Alesia Williams and Johnny Cooper Thurston. Two great grandchildren, Mackenzie and Nicholas and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her father, two brothers and her beloved daughter Rose Rice in 2001.

There are no public calling hours. A private graveside service will be held later this summer in the Branch View Cemetery in South Royalton, VT. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Royalton Civics Club, 4184 VT RTE 14, South Royalton, VT 05068.

A private message of sympathy for the family can be shared at www.boardwayandcilley.com. The Boardway and Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea, VT is in charge of arrangements.