- August 16, 1932 - June 13, 2007
- Saugus, Massachusetts
of Thornton's Passing
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“its been more than a year now.And i think about you everyday. i miss you so much papa,always in my heart.i love you
1 of 16 | Posted by: Heather
“very sorry i missed the wake. Worked with Thorny at American Mutual, a real great gentleman and person. Last saw him at our annual get together Aug...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Robert Gasparetti
“I am so sorry to hear of Thorny's passing. I have very fond memories of my very first visit to America, staying with Thorny, Sheila, Deidre and Jo....Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Lynne
“Gary,De,Jeanne & family thinking of you all, sorry I can not be there with you. Uncle Thorney was the best, I loved more than anything the many Xmas...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Jo Maxwell-Cox
“Memories of a wonderful brother-in-law, never forgotten always loved, Thorney who made all the Maxwell's welcome, never a moan or a complain,unless...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: John Maxwell
“Uncle Thorney I will always remember playing Crib for many hours, and I always thought he let me win!! When I went back after university both Uncle...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: John-Dean & Rachel Maxwell
“I'll never forget when my little cousin and i were only kids Thorton and Jeanne would always invite us with open arms. We loved swimming in his...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Cassie Johnson
“To the entire family please accept my deepest sympathy. I will forever cherrish my many memories with Uncle Thornton, and all the fun times in saugus.
8 of 16 | Posted by: Dana Logan Johnson
“i love you Papa. Always in my heart. loved forever and ever. i miss you so much <3
9 of 16 | Posted by: Heather
“Dear De and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Cherish the fun, happy memories in your hearts. Your dad was a very special man. Hugs...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Dan, Michele and kids
“Dear Jeanne & Family, We are so very,very sorry to hear of the loss of Thorny.We hope this sad time allows you to find comfort as you think of all...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Ted & Fran Whitman
“We left our FL neighborhood in May for summer places Up North never dreaming that one of us would not be returning. We are so going to miss you,...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Judy & Dick Applegate
“Our prayers and thoughts are with the you all.
13 of 16 | Posted by: Gerald and Pat Kelly
“My uncle Thorny was and will always be one of the nicest people I ever met. He was a warm, kind, and generous man. My fondest memory is of me and...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Danny Lewer
“We love you, Papa..We will miss you lots and lots.
15 of 16 | Posted by: Heather, Louis and Tyler
“I will always cherrish the week spent snowed in at the house in feb 1969 and the marathon monopoly games that somehow always ended with uncle Thorton...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Mark & Susan Johnson
Mr. Thornton S. "Thorny" Miller of Saugus, formerly of Melrose, died Wednesday evening, June 13, 2007 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was 74 years old.
Mr. Miller was born in Melrose, August 16, 1932 son of the late Wilbert L. Miller and Marie (Smith) Miller.
Thorny graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1950. For many years, Mr. Miller worked for the American Mutual Insurance Company and served on the Board of Directors for the company's Credit Union. He retired after 35 years as an Assistant Vice President. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict and was a 100% disabled Veteran. He was a former Assistant Golf Pro at Brae Burn Country Club in Newton. Thorny was an avid and passionate fan of all sports and especially loved golf and baseball.
Thorton was the beloved husband of Jeanne (Bruillard) Miller and the late Sheila (Maxwell) Miller. Loving father of Gary J. Miller of Saugus and Deidre C. Sandonato of Wakefield. Loving stepfather of David R. Fuller of Prospect, CT and Allison Jolie of York, ME. Dear brother of Ann Johnson of Alexandria, NH and Roberta "Bobbie" Marecek of Leesburg, FL. Cherished grandfather of Gary W. Miller, Shannon E. Miller, Courtney A. Miller, Heather S. Sandonato, Louis R. Sandonato, Tyler M. Sandonato, David Fuller, Matthew Fuller, Jacob Fuller, Ryan Jolie and Erika Jolie.