Janice H. Thornton, 72, passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.
She was born on Dec. 28, 1944, in New Britain, a daughter of the late Donald and Norma (Poltri) Cayer.
Janice was a longtime employee at The Hawthorne Inn, Berlin, and also for Denny’s and Dave’s before her retirement.
She is survived by her two sons, Scott Thornton of Portland, Conn., and Dwayne Thornton and his wife, Tarra, of Reno, Nev.; her daughter, Gail Berry and her husband, Joseph, of Bristol; her grandson, Austin Berry; her brothers, Donald Cayer of Southington and Jon Cayer and his wife, Beth, of Stanley, Va.; her sister, Kathleen Thornton and her husband, Douglas, of Sandy Hook; her close friends, Susan Bates and Barbara Kardys and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her sister, Barbara Padelli.
Calling hours will be held Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at O’Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave., Bristol, CT.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Animal Rescue Foundation, 366 Main St., Terryville, CT 06786.
To leave an online message of condolence, share a memory or a photo, please visit Janice’s memorial web page at www.OBrien-FuneralHome.com .