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Joseph T. Thornton Jr.

Joseph T Thornton Jr.

North Syracuse

unknown - April 3, 2013

Joseph T. Thornton Jr., 52, of North Syracuse, passed away Wednesday, April 3, at home. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, he was born Monday, May 2, 1960, and was a graduate of Bishop Ludden High School. He was a truck driver for over 30 years with Fay’s Drugs, Eckerd Drugs, and most recently, Rite Aid Drugs. An avid hunter, Joseph also enjoyed snowmobiling and spending time with his family, especially during the holidays.
Surviving are his parents, Dr. Joseph and Joan (McCullough) Thornton of Camillus; sisters and brother-in-law, Dr. Joan Thornton of Onondaga Hill, Patricia Burnham of Fairmount, and Susan and John Alberts of Onondaga Hill; brothers, Mark Thornton of Jacksonville, North Carolina, and Michael Thornton and Thomas Thornton, both of Fairmount; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends called from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 8, at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus.
Rev. Richard P. Prior Jr. and Rev. Frederick Mannara celebrated a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, in Holy Family Church. Joseph was laid to rest in Greenlawn Cemetery, Warners.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse, NY 13208.
Please share condolences at BuranichFuneralHome.com.

Services for Joseph T Thornton Jr.

  • April 8, 2013
    • Viewing: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • April 9, 2013
    • Funeral: 10 a.m.