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1938 - 2019

Patricia Jean 'Pat'
April 19, 1938 - January 22, 2019

Patricia Jean 'Pat' Thornton, 80, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2019, due to complications of an anuer-ysm. Patricia passed peacefully in her sleep.
Pat was born in Syracuse, New York, on April 19, 1938, to Charles Anthony Pirolla and Anne Marie Scarmado Pirolla. She was the oldest of 4 children. Pat was preceded in death by her parents and her spouse, Emmit Franklin Thornton in 1963. Pat is survived by her only daughter, Michelle Anne Dobbs and husband Michael Dobbs, her granddaughter, Hannah Marrissa Dobbs Harris and spouse Ashlee Harris, great granddaughter, 'The Love of her Life', Carrington Harper, brother, Charles Pirolla and spouse Connie, sister, Mary Beth Turo, sister, Linda Rhodes and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Patricia's life journey was an amazing one. She married her true love Emmit on March 5, 1959 in Syracuse. Michelle was born December 26, 1961. They moved to
Oklahoma where Emmit passed away in 1963. Pat met Ray Christian in the mid 60's and helped create an oil company as Vice President and Director of Marketing for Christian Inc. In the 70's she started a jewelry business, Buffalo Trading Co. & moved to Minnesota, it was too cold, so she moved her family to Arizona where in 1980 she joined Deloitte and Touche Accounting firm and became Director of Marketing and Executive Assistant to head partner of the Phoenix office where she retired in 1996 to be with her family in Oklahoma City. She touched many lives along the way. She is loved and will be missed.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, February 10th, at the family home,
6304 Saintsbury Court, Oklahoma City, between 2 and 4 pm.
Published in The Oklahoman on Feb. 6, 2019
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