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“Such a great guy,I knew kevin when I was A 11 yr. old boy caddying for the guys at N.G.C.And he never changed,such a solid guy you could count on. I...Read More »
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“Our condolences to Colette and family ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Barbara & Bill Casey - Naples, FL

“I was sadden upon receiving Daniels email of Mr. Thornton passing.I enjoyed our many years of banter across the bar in CRCC pub room.I will hoist a...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Kenneth Cox - Mimbres, NM

“I have only known Kevin a few months since Ive been at Benchmark, but he is a difficult person to forget. Each day I saw him, he brightened my day....Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Lauren Connors - friend

“Kevin was a wonderful guy and a truly good friend. He will be missed by all that knew him well. A great Eagle !! Our sympathy, John & Kay Golden ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: John Golden - Tequesta, FL

“Wonderful man and may he RIP. Thoughts and prayers go out to Dennis and the entire Thornton family. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Andrew Hennessey - Kansas City, MO

“My condolences to Christine, her mother Colette, and other members of the Thonrton family at the passing of Kevin. During the short time I knew him...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“Please know of my sincere sympathy and prayers for Kevin's peace and for the strength of his surviving loved ones.Kevin and I grew up as pals and had...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Paul Kirk, Jr. - Marstons Mills, MA

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Thornton, Kevin M., of Norwood, formerly of Needham, died at home March 1, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Colette F. (Landen) Thornton for 54 years. Loving father of Christine (Brian Henry) of Los Angeles, Dennis (Wendy) of Westwood, and Erin (Kevin) Reilly of Needham. Cherished grandfather of William, Kendall, Jack, and Aidan. Son of the late Edward, J. and Ruth D. Thornton of Newton. Brother of Lenore Thornton of Cotuit, and the late Suzanne Thornton and Margot Isabelle. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Kevin grew up in Newton and Scituate. He attended Mount Alvernia Academy, St. Sebastian's School, and Boston College. Upon graduating from BC, Kevin entered the U.S. Army as a military police officer. After the Army and a tenure at Bayer and American Optical, he took over his family's roofing and sheet metal business, Edward J. Thornton, Inc. For many years, Kevin was a supporter of Boston College football and was a longtime member of Charles River Country Club.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours in the Holden, Dunn and Lawler Funeral Home, 55 High Rock St., WESTWOOD on Wednesday, March 4, from 4-7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday morning, March 5, at 10am in St. Bartholomew's Church, 1180 Greendale Ave., Needham. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kevin's memory to The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, PO Box 2157, Framingham, MA 01703, or