Archangela A. “Angel” Thornton

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.



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19 entries.
Mary Beth Buonanno from RIVERSIDE wrote on December 19, 2020 at 1:23 pm
Angel was a very special lady; she was always so sweet and kind, never complained, never said anything negative. Our Lord will reward her richly.
Rose Lanni from East Providence wrote on December 15, 2020 at 7:56 am
Angel was a amazing lady. She loved me and I also love her so much .R.I.P Fly high with the angels.
Kathy Cabral from Providenhce wrote on December 14, 2020 at 11:03 am
Angel my dear friend. I loved you the moment I met you at Sacred Heart Church and had the honor of being your friend and nurse for many years. You touched so many lives including my own and there will forever be a special place in my heart for you. Eternal rest Grant onto her oh Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her. Until we meet again my dear friend ❤️ may Christ bring comfort to your loving family ! Xoxoxo
Mary Ann Archibald from North Providence, Rhode Island wrote on December 8, 2020 at 3:40 pm
Dear Thornton and Araujo Family, So sorry to hear and read of the passing of Angel. May the love and support of your friends and family carry you past this difficult time Sassy, Mary Ann Archibald and Family
Sylvia Ann Soares from Providence wrote on December 7, 2020 at 5:11 pm
Blessings to you, cousin Angel, in your journey home to join all the other angels. I hold you in my memory as so sweet, gentle and spiritual. Heartfelt love to the family in your loss of such a dear soul. Her spirit resides in the happy memories. ❤
Marci Huguley from Pittsburgh wrote on December 4, 2020 at 10:27 pm
So very sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers to the family.
Wanda McNeil from Pawtucket wrote on December 4, 2020 at 8:17 am
My deepest condolences to the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless🙏🏽🙏🏽
AddieHill from Lakeland Florida wrote on December 3, 2020 at 4:38 pm
My deepest condolences to your family from our family in Lakeland,
Agnes L Bryant from Warwick wrote on December 2, 2020 at 5:37 pm
I am so sorry for your loss. She was beautiful in and out. May God continue to Bless her family.
Naomi Jacks Brown from Providence wrote on December 2, 2020 at 5:34 pm
Sending prayers and condolences to the Araujo and Thornton Family
Margaret Santos wrote on December 2, 2020 at 12:34 pm
My deepest sympathy to all of Angel's family. Angel was a special lady, always kind and caring just like her namesake. I enjoyed the visits we had and more lately the telephone conversations we shared. I met Angel through our long time friendship with Jackie, another angel who left this earth far too soon., I know they are rejoicing now with all their other beloved angels that passed. Angel was a blessing to all and will be sorely missed for she leaves a fragrance that will last a lifetime. RIP Angel my friend and let the perpetual light shine upon you always Family I will keep you wrapped up in my prayers. Cherish your memories!.
Beth DeGerlia from Westerly wrote on December 2, 2020 at 9:47 am
Jennifer and family - sending you my deepest sympathy for your loss.
Laura Calenda from Warren wrote on December 2, 2020 at 9:30 am
I'm so very sorry to hear about your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Mary Thomas from Pawtucket Ri wrote on December 1, 2020 at 8:37 pm
She was just like her name. Sweet, kind, shy, never anything negative about anyone. You will be missed, Angel. Condolences to all of your family. Cousin Mary
Leslie Costa Fortes from East Providence wrote on December 1, 2020 at 7:11 pm
To my lifelong friend who was indeed an angel here on earth know that you will surely be missed. To your children, you were blessed to have such a wonderful person to call Mom. Till we meet again my friend, please tell everyone in heaven "HELLO". Love you!
Melissa from Providence wrote on December 1, 2020 at 6:32 pm
Prayers for the entire family. You all have gained your angel.
Toni Rose from Providence wrote on December 1, 2020 at 6:28 pm
Jennifer and family My deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your mother. May Our God of all Comfort put His Loving Arms around you and your whole family during these times and beyond...Cry the tears, remember the laughter and celebrate her life. His Love and mine, Toni
Robin from East Providence wrote on December 1, 2020 at 6:13 pm
Angel was my friend for over 40 years, she loves the Lord and I know she is w Eddie and having Christmas with Jesus sitting in paradise. I love her and see her again, to her family you are wonderful and a wonderful family
Mr&Mrs. Earl Lopez from East Providence RI wrote on December 1, 2020 at 5:54 pm
To the Thornton, and Araujo families. Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of my sister Jackie’s dear friend. Angel was also a friend of ours. May the lord greet Angel at heavens gates and May her soul Rest In Peace.