Archangela A. “Angel” Thornton, 78, passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at Roger Williams Hospital.
She was the wife of the late Edward G. Thornton, Jr.
Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Anna (Soares) Araujo.
Mrs. Thornton was a Certified Nurses Assistant for Waterview Villa Nursing Home in East Providence and previously for Bay Tower Nursing home in Providence. She later worked in the cafeteria at Vartan Gregorian Elementary School in Fox Point. She also loved to travel.
She leaves four daughters, Janine Thornton of East Providence, Alesia Thornton of East Providence, Jennifer Watkins and her husband Leonard of Providence and Wendy Mahoney and her husband Joseph of Landover, MD, one son, Edward G. Thornton, III of Pennsylvania, eight grandchildren, Eric Mahoney, Raina Mahoney, Amanda Thornton, Breeanna Thornton, Andrea Spencer, Crystal Watkins, Chelsey Watkins and Carina Thornton-Celesna, four great grandchildren, Ayanna Mahoney, Alaina Mahoney, Calayah Shackleford and William Lee, ten siblings, Julie Fortes, Louis Araujo, Frances Nicholaus, Mary Best, Deanna Love, Delores Taylor, Isabelle Evans, Eddie Araujo, Patricia Joseph and David Araujo, her longtime friend and hairdresser, Robin Shovlin and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late, Antonio Araujo, John Araujo, Arthur Araujo and Juanita Hammond.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM in Holy Name of Jesus Church, 107 Camp Street, Providence. Burial will be private.