Edith Jane "Edie" Thomen, age 92, passed away on Monday, February 1, 2021 at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center after a brief illness.
Edie was born on August 15, 1928 in Canaan, CT a daughter of the late Louis and Margaret Curtiss. She married the late Arnold Thomen Sr. on January 1, 1948 also in Canaan.
She worked for a short time at Becton Dickinson but was primarily a homemaker. Edie enjoyed shopping, being with her family and traveling. She was a very active octogenarian who enjoyed living and partaking in all life had to offer. Edie was a vibrant, warm and giving soul and she touched the hearts of so many.
She is survived by her children, Arnold Thomen Jr. (Althea M. Thomen), Kathleen Vernali (Paul Vernali), and Mark S. Thomen, her grandchildren, Kimberley Roy, Melissa Pronovost, Jody Huften, Shannon Ruane, Aimee La Mere and Corey Thomen. She also leaves her great grandchildren, Hunter and Hayden Pronovost, Erik Bassett, Kaitynn, James and Connor Huften, Gabe and Ian Thomen, Kylie and Leah Ruane, and Brionna La Mere, her siblings, William G. Curtis Sr., Mary Logerwell, James D. Curtiss and Margaret "Peggy" Canevari, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In addition to her husband, Edie was predeceased by four siblings, Shirley Smith, Johnny Curtiss Sr., Joseph Curtiss, and Louis G. Curtiss.
A special thanks to Dr. Harvey Hsiang and staff at Emerald Coast Cancer Center and Dr. Luke Yuhico and his assistants as well as the nursing staff at FWBMC for their love, kindness and compassion shown to Edie during her hospital stay.
A celebration of life and burial service will take place in Canaan, CT on Saturday, April 17th, 2021. Newkirk – Palmer Funeral Home of Canaan, CT in charge of arrangements.
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