Edward G. Thornton, Jr. 77 of East Providence passed away on Sunday September 16, 2018 at Grandview Center in Cumberland. He was the loving husband of Archangela (Araujo) Thornton. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday September 27, 2018 in Mt. Hope Community Baptist Church, 734 Hope St. Providence, RI from 10-11am with a service at 11am. Full Military honors will immediately follow. Arrangements entrusted to Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home North Attleboro, MA.