carolyn thorne
Carolyn K. “Cookie” Kapiris Thorne of Weirton, WV passed away on Christmas Day, 2020. She was 62. Carolyn was born on September 28, 1958 in Weirton, WV, one of five children born to George J. and Callie Angelo Kapiris. Cookie graduated from Weir High School in 1976 and went on to two years of college. For over 27 years she was a clerk at Weirton Steel, working on the scales and in the mail room. On June 12, 1983 Cookie married James E. Thorne, and in their 36 years of marriage they were blessed with two sons. Even though Cookie had a fulltime job working in the mill, she never missed a sporting event that her son Christopher participated in. She was also there for her son, Gust who was born with Cornelia de Lange Syndrome. Cookie did not have it easy. She was a breast cancer survivor, and at the age of 58 years suffered a stroke. Through it all, Cookie enjoyed helping others. She loved to garden and enjoyed sharing her harvest with family and friends. Like most ladies, Cookie like to shop and was a great cook. Cookie was a member of the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church. Most of all, Cookie will be remembered for her kind heart and the love she had for her family. In addition to her parents, Cookie was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Thorne on March 9, 2019, brother James G. Kapiris suddenly on April 3, 1997, father in law James E. Thorne II and sister in law Kelly Thorne. She will be remembered with love by her sons, Christopher and Gust Thorne; her brother, Gust Kapiris, her two sisters, Patricia “Trish” and Irene Kapiris; her Godson, Yeorgo Kapiris, God brother John Frangos; great nephew Angelo C. Kapiris; great niece Callie R. Kapiris and her childhood best friend Debbie (Miller) Boniti.. Private family funeral will be held Thursday at All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, Weirton. Contributions to help with Carolyn’s funeral may be made to the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church 3528 West Street Weirton, WV 26062. Cookie’s family would like to thank, UPMC, Bridgeville Rehabilitation, Weirton Medical Center, Rhonda Quatrocchi and the wonderful family and staff at the Weirton Geriatric Center, All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, Philoptochios Society, Spiritual Father Michael Kallaur from Holy Cross of Pittsburgh and John Greco and the staff of Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home. Share tributes and memories at

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  1. Cookie was a Classmate and a wonderful friend! She lit up a room when she walked in. She was always there with a smile and a kind word! Rest In Peace my friend you have earned your wings and eternal rest! God Bless the Thorne Family and know Cookie was one of a kind! God broke the mold she was made from!

  2. Cookies Family: I am so heartbroken to read that Cookie passed. What a sweet person. Always making it a point to say Hi and always smiling; such a true sweet person. I knew Cookie from Weirton Steel and I know she did her best for her boys. Gus, I run into you every once in awhile (and remind you how we knew each other, thru Andrea) and you would update me on her status. Well the good Lord took another angel back. May she be smiling w/her family watching over all of you. I am so sorry for your loss.

  3. Trish, Chris, Gust and family, I am so sorry to read about Cookie’s passing. She was such a great lady and wonderful mother. You are in my prayers and thoughts at this difficult time. May the Lord Jesus give you His comfort and peace. God bless and my love, Jill Tucker

  4. I’m so sorry to hear this . Gus and all her family will be in my thoughts and prayers🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

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