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Timothy A. Thornton

May 11, 1967 — August 11, 2021

Timothy (Timmy) Adam Thornton, age 54, of Naugatuck, unexpectedly passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. He was the loving husband and best friend of Zoraida Pacheco Thornton for 18 years. He was born in Bridgeport, CT on May 11, 1967 and subsequently a long-time resident of Stratford, CT before moving to Naugatuck. A graduate of Bunnell High School and later attended Housatonic Community College whereby he obtained his Associate Degree in Human Services. He was also recognized as a member of the honor society Phi Theta Kappa.

Following in his passion for human services he worked for the Wilton Board of Education with special needs children as well as working for Star Incorporated which allowed him to support special needs adults. He later began working with the State of Connecticut where he worked with special needs adults in the Newington, CT area. In his spare time, Timmy loved listening and reflecting upon music from his favorite period and genre which was the “flashy seventies” and the “eighties classics”. He was an avid concert attendee and shared his adventures with his wife and family. Timmy also was a bit of a comic as he loved to repeat the same jokes to his family and friends as well as sharing quotes from very popular and memorable movies.
Timmy is survived by his wife Zoraida Pacheco Thornton and their son Timothy Adam Thornton II, his mother Shelley Marie Beeker Thornton, predeceased by his father the late William Gordon Thornton, brothers William Thornton and Jeffrey Thornton (Ruth), sister Lisa Sabatino (Ezio), numerous nieces and nephews as well as a host of great nieces and nephews.
Timothy will be cremated and a private memorial service will be held at the convenience of close family members and friends. To leave online condolences for the family, please visit

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