Mary C. Thornton
January 24, 1925 - November 28, 2017
Mary Cecelia Thornton January 24, 1925 – November 28, 2017
Mary died peacefully in her home surrounded by those that loved her; she was 92.
Mary was born in Pittsburg, PA; one of five children. She married John P Thornton October 7, 1947; in Philadelphia, PA. They met in a Catholic organization called The Catholic Worker. They bought a farm in rural PA as part of a back to the land movement during their time with the Catholic Worker. Mary worked tirelessly alongside John (Jack) her husband to make a go of the farm. They knew nothing about farming and learned on the job how to run a dairy farm. During their marriage they went on to have 13 children together. In . . .