Obituary of Lorri Anne Lighthall

Lorri Anne Lighthall, 55, of 241 Lexington Avenue, died Monday afternoon, August 13, 2018, in the comfort of her own home surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice.


            Lorri was born on April 4, 1963, in Canastota, the daughter of Edwin and Sharon Miller Thornton.  She was a graduate of Oneida High School and received an Associates Degree in Human Services from Mohawk Valley Community College.


A lifelong resident of the area, she was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. On July 30, 2005, she married George R. Lighthall in Oneida.


Lorri was a member of the Oneida Nest of Owls #1606 and enjoyed BINGO and karaoke.


Surviving is her loving husband George; two children, Christopher (Nicole) Becraft, of Oneida and Heather Becraft and Mike DeVaul, of Oneida; two step-children, George Lighthall, Jr. and Beth Duchene, of Sherrill and Samantha Lighthall and Joe Shades, of Oneida; 13 grandchildren; one sister, Wendy Joslyn, of Oneida; four brothers, Daniel (Marie) Thornton of Verona, Scott (Randi) Thornton, Cory Thornton and Shane Thornton and Stephanie Britton, all of Oneida; her very best friend, Denise Eggleston and several nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her mother, Sharon, on December 14, 2008; her father, Edwin, on January 18, 1985; half-brothers, Edwin Thornton Jr. on February 16, 2008, and Robert Thornton on December 13, 2016; her brother, Dennis Thornton on May 11, 1979; and brother-in-law, Jeffrey Joslyn on March 15, 2010.


Memorial Services will be held Sunday, August 19, 2018, 2:00 PM from the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc. with Mary Raymond officiating. Private interment will be made in West Verona Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 12:00 PM (noon) to 2:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home, 342 Main Street, Oneida. Memorial Contributions in Lorri’s memory may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc. 4277 Middle Settlement Road New Hartford 13413.