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A funeral mass was offered March 15 at St. Vincent’s Church for Tessie Thorning, 98. She passed away March 11. Tessie was born in Scranton, Pa., and grew up in the Ukraine. She returned to the United States as a young woman. She lived for many years in New York City where she made a home with her husband and children before moving them to Union City. When Tessie became a single mother, she worked at factory jobs and as a maid to support her children and herself. She later lived in Jersey City and Bayonne. In her golden years she moved to Amsterdam, N.Y. where she resided in the Sarah Jane Sanford Home and Mt. Loretto Nursing Home.

Tessie was a devout Catholic and well-liked in the communities she lived in. She was predeceased by her former husband John Sigfrid Thorning. She is survived by her children, John S. Thorning and his wife Claudia of Bayonne and Linda Thorning Kaczmarek and her husband James of Amsterdam, N.Y.; grandmother of John Thorning and his wife Jennifer, Andrew Thorning, Stephen and Gregory Kaczmarek; great-grandmother of Jessica, Jordan, and Jillian. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and their children in the Ukraine and cousins in New Jersey. Services arranged by the G. Keenen O’Brien Funeral Home, Bayonne.

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