Frances Thomas

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 2, 2007

CHINA GROVE – Frances Valentine Corradino Thomas, 69, 275 Pethel Road, died Friday (Dec. 29, 2006) at her residence.

Born Feb. 14, 1937, in Binghamton, N.Y., Mrs. Thomas was the daughter of the late Vito and Carmella Verranti Corradino. She was educated in the Binghamton schools and was a homemaker. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and of the Catholic faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Lewis Thomas, on June 21, 1999.

Survivors include sons Richard Thomas Jr. , Monroe, Michael Thomas, San Jose, Calif., Timothy Thomas, Kannapolis, Patrick Thomas, Jacksonville, Fla., and Pete Thomas, China Grove; daughters Susan Taylor, Binghamton, N.Y., Sarah Rudd, Kannapolis; sister Betty Kannenberg, Pinehurst; 20 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A service was held Tuesday (Jan. 2, 2007) at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Kannapolis, conducted by the Rev. Alvero Riquelme. Burial, National Cemetery, Salisbury.

Memorials: Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Boy Scout Camp Road, Kannapolis, NC 28081.

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