Clarence Thurston

October 30, 1926 ~ April 12, 2020 (age 93)


Corinth, VT-Clarence Thurston, 93, of Corinth died April12, 2020 at Barre Gardens Nursing Home in Barre, VT.

He was born October 30, 1926 in Corinth, VT the son of Glenn and Elizabeth (Wilson) Thurston.

On October 4, 1945 he married Olis Claflin of Corinth, VT. After attending schools in Corinth, he purchased the family farm he was born at, and continued farming throughout his life.

Clarence was well respected for his kind and caring nature, his sense of humor, and his bear hugs.

Survivors include two daughters, Fleeta Thurston of Fairlee, VT and Sidonie MacRitchie of Montpelier, VT, two sons, Sidney Thurston of Corinth, VT and Burton (Harriet) Valliant of Illinois, a sister, Shirley Eastman of Corinth, VT, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two sons, Roberto and Armon Thurston, a daughter, Zelta Corliss, three brothers, Clyde, Clifford and Norman Thurston, and two sisters, Doris Lezer and Helen Carleton.

Following Vermont state guidelines, private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family, and limited to 10 people. Attendees will wear face masks and practice social distancing. There are no calling hours. Hale Funeral Home of Bradford, VT is in charge of arrangements.

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