Carol F. Thornton, 74, longtime resident of Redwood and Theresa, passed away Saturday evening at United Helpers – Riverledge Home, Ogdensburg, where she had resided since June of 2015.
She was born March 26, 1942 in Redwood, daughter of Malcom and Eleanor Dollinger Frazier. She graduated from Indian River High School in 1960. A marriage to Niles G. Busler, Jr. ended in divorce. She later married Robert “Rod” Thornton. Mr. Thornton passed away on May 1, 2013.
Carol worked as a secretary at Indian River High School and then at Theresa Primary School for a combined 31 years. She retired in 2003. She was a member of the Jefferson County Association for Educational Secretaries and the Thousand Islands Bluegrass Association.
She is survived by two sons and their wives, Robert and Brenda Busler and Timothy and Kelly Busler, of Theresa, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Tuesday evening, October 25th, from 6-8pm at the Costello Funeral Home, Alexandria Bay. Graveside services at Oakwood Cemetery, Theresa will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to River Hospital or the Redwood Rescue Squad.