(Ramundo) Thurston, 39, loving wife, mother and daughter, passed
away on February 17, 2012.
Danielle grew up in Mahopac,
NY and graduated from Danbury High School in Danbury, CT. She moved
to New Mexico and earned her Bachelor’s degree and this is
where she met her husband John Thurston. After being diagnosed with
Stage IV breast cancer metastatic to her lymph nodes, blood stream
and liver three years ago she and John moved their family to Clinton
Corners, NY to be close to her family.
For those of us that
were lucky enough to know Danielle, we had a friend for life. She
would do anything for anybody even putting the needs of others in
front of her own. She carried herself with dignity and pride. She
was a courageous fighter and a little stubborn. Danielle appreciated
every single moment in life and was an inspiration to all. In trying
to find the right path for her own health she educated others. She
loved to read books and write poetry. She had a love for animals
and enjoyed horseback riding. She was a dedicated mother to her
two young boys and savored every minute with them.
Danielle is survived
by her husband John Thurston, sons John and Matthew, stepchildren
Braden Thurston and Halee Fincher of New Mexico, mother Iris Riccardi,
and father Anthony Ramundo and brother Tony Ramundo of Pleasant
Valley, New York.
We are all deeply saddened
by her death. Danielle left her mark on the world and we have been
blessed just knowing her. She is an angel in heaven now.
A celebration of Danielle’s
life will be held on Saturday, February 25th at 11:00 at the First
Presbyterian Church of Pleasant Valley, 1576 Main Street (Route
44), Pleasant Valley, NY 12569.