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Greta W. Thurston
BANGORóGreta W. Thurston, 88, died September 17, 2012, at her residence in Sunbury village. She was born November 10, 1923 in Presque Isle, the daughter of Perley and Lila (Bowser) Whittaker. As a young girl, she moved to Corinna and helped her father raise animals and vegetables on the family farm. She graduated from the Corinna Union Academy. After marrying Stewart Thurston, they moved to Caribou where Stewart taught school, and raised their family there. Stewart and Greta always thought of Caribou as home. They moved to Sunbury Village in 2007 to be near their son Mike.

Greta is survived by her son, Mike and wife Heidi Thurston of Old Town; her daughter, Patty and husband Dr. Charlie Scagliotti of Allentown, PA; 5 grandchildren, Katrina and husband Steve Rainford, and Christopher Scagliotti, all of Allentown, PA, Dr. Kristy Thurston and husband David Prinstein of Great Neck, Long Island, New York, Gregory and wife Lauren Scagliotti of Cockeysville, MD, and Michael Thurston, Jr. of Portland; 3 great grandchildren, Boden and Elin Rainford and Evan Scagliotti.

She was predeceased by her husband in 2009.

The family would like to thank the staff at Sunbury Village and her caregivers Sally and Holly for their excellent care. There will be no visiting hours or public services. A graveside committal service will be held at Corinna Village Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at

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