September 28, 2021

Hilda R. “Ruth” (Martin) Thornley


Rehoboth — Hilda R. “Ruth” (Martin) Thornley, 79, of Rehoboth passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the beloved wife of James F. Thornley.

Ruth was born in Taunton; she was the daughter of the late Wallace H. And Ada R. (Reed) Martin.  She worked as a secretary for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for many years until retiring.

Mrs. Thornley enjoyed camping, and spending time with her family. She was kind, caring and always supportive.

Survivors besides her husband James are two sons; James F. Thornley Jr, of Rehoboth and Daniel S. Thornley and his wife Darlene of Dresden, Maine, grandchildren; Samantha Thornley, Tonya Thornley, brothers; Paul Martin of Rehoboth, Stephen Martin, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceaed by her half brothers Clarence Martin and Wallace Martin Jr.

A Celebration of Ruth’s Life will be held once restrictions are lifted. Arrangements entrusted to the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave, Taunton.


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