Lynn Anne Soerensen Thornton, 78, died Saturday at home surrounded by her family.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Lynn was a longtime resident of West Windsor Township before moving to Hamilton.
Lynn was a graduate of Bishop McDonnell Memorial High School and St. Joseph’s College New York. She and her husband were founding members of St. David the King Catholic Church in West Windsor and leaders in the community. Lynn served on the West Windsor-Plainsboro Board of Education for many years, including serving as president of the board during a period of enormous growth in the district. Lynn was the Director of West Windsor Senior and Social Services for twenty years before retiring and was instrumental in the West Windsor Senior Center receiving national accreditation. Lynn also served as president of the New Jersey Association of Senior Center Directors.
Predeceased by her parents, Frederick and Rosemary Soerensen and her husband, Gerard M. Thornton; Lynn is survived by her sister, Sister Mary Soerensen; her four children and spouse, Laura and Milton Whittaker III, Matthew B. Thornton, Roseanne Thornton and Frederick T. Thornton; her four granddaughters and spouse, Katherine and Benjamin Tyminski, and Christine, Courtney and Kaylee Whittaker; and her loyal canine companion, Bailey.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, from 4:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at St. David the King Catholic Church, 1 New Village Rd., Princeton Junction, NJ.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. at St. David the King Catholic Church.
Interment will take place on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at St. John Cemetery, Queens, NY, where she will join her husband in eternal life.
Contributions may be made in Lynn’s memory to St. David the King Catholic Church, 1 New Village Rd., Princeton Junction, NJ 08550.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ.