THORNTON - A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Monday, July 22, 2013 from St. James Church in Cadyville for Joan A. Thornton, 77, of the Jersey Swamp Road in West Chazy, passed away with her loving family by her side Thursday July 18, 2013 at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh. Rev. Msgr. Lawrence M. Deno, pastor celebrated the mass. The funeral Pall was place by her three daughters, Debbie Thornton, Karen Sayers and Susan Beatty. Scripture readings were read by Debbie Varin and Debbie Thornton. The crucifix was placed by her husband, Donald Thornton. Words of remembrance were by Steve Ashline. Pallbearers were James Beatty, Jimmy Sayers III, Owney Thornton, George Barota, Steve Ashline and Joe Ashline. Burial followed in the parish cemetery where Rev. Deno recited the committal prayers. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heald Funeral Home, 48 Court Steet, Plattsburgh.