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Catherine R. (Barrett) Thomas

Catherine R. (Barrett) Thomas, 94, of Avoca, passed away on Sunday, March 1st, 2020 at the River Street Manor Nursing and Rehab Center, Wilkes-Barre where she was a resident for the last five years. She was born in Avoca on August 7, 1925 and was the daughter of the late Thomas Drew Barrett and Mercy (Maughan) Barrett.

Catherine was a graduate of Avoca High School, class of 1943 and was a member of St. John’s Primitive Methodist Church, Avoca. She retired from Parodi Cigar with over 30 years of employment.

In addition to her parents, Catherine was preceded in death by her brother, Norman Barrett and his wife Alice Carroll Barrett.

Surviving are a son, Gary Thomas, Sr. and his wife Linda of Pittston Twp., grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

At Catherine’s request, there will be no calling hours. Funeral will be held at the convenience of the family.

Catherine’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at River Street Manor Nursing and Rehab Center, Dr. James Sheerer, and Residential Hospice for their excellent care and support over the years.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Primitive Methodist Church, 316 Main St., Avoca, PA 18641.

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Mar 08, 2020

Gary & family

I was so sorry to read of your mother’s passing. With her passing that is the end of the gang that grew up together, went to church together (Annie Jones’ Sunday school class), got married & had babies all about the same time & stayed friends through births & deaths, marriages & divorces. What a great thing that friendship was!

My sympathies to you all!

Mary Barry Boudman

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