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Edith Jane ‘Edie’ Thomen

NORTH CANAAN — Edith Jane “Edie” Thomen, age 92, passed away on Feb. 1, 2021, at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center after a brief illness. 

Edie was born on Aug. 15, 1928, in North Canaan, a daughter of the late Louis and Margaret Curtiss. She married the late Arnold Thomen Sr. on Jan. 1, 1948, also in North 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. and his wife, Althea, Kathleen Vernali and her husband, Paul, 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 memorial service will take place in North Canaan on Saturday, April 17, 11 a.m. at  the Newkirk–Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan.  Burial will follow at East Canaan Hillside Cemetery. 

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