Maria J. Thomas
Maria J. Thomas
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Maria J. Thomas, age 88, of Rochester, MN passed away March 4, 2023.

Visitation will be held 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm Thursday, March 9, 2023 with a Trisagion service at 6:00 pm at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am Friday, March 10, 2023, at Holy Anargyroi Sts. Kosmas and Damianos Greek Orthodox Church 703 W. Center St., Rochester, MN. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Rochester, MN.

Maria is survived by her sons, Jim and Mark and family.

In lieu of flowers the family is accepting donations to the Emily Thomas foundation or Philoptochos Society of Rochester Minnesota.

Ranfranz and Vine is honored to be serving the Thomas family. To share a special memory or condolence, please visit



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5421 Royal Place NW
Rochester, MN 55901
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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Rochester, MN 55902
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N Norrie Thomas on Mar 11, 2023

Dear Mark and Jim,
Thea Maria was so beautiful and kind. She was such a nice Thea. She treated us with her love and great cooking. I called her often for a recipe and advice. I was making lentil soup for church using her recipe and I was told many times " make the best Lentil Soup"...of course it was a due to Thea Maria. She loved her family and church and is a model for all women; teaching us by example. I hope Julia doesn't mind- I will be call in her now for recipes and advice.
So great to see you and talk with your blessed family on a sad occasion- but celebrating Thea Maria's blessed life.


M Maria Petersen on Mar 9, 2023

Maria embodied grace, Christian spirit, and love. She was a servant leader in our church family without ever looking for such honors. My prayers are with her family at this difficult time. Maria will live on in our hearts and minds. May her memory be eternal!☦️🙏🏼❤️

H Halina Woroncow on Mar 6, 2023

Maria manifested the image of Christ for all of us at Holy Anargyroi. Her kind, humble, welcoming nature; her prayerful commitment to worship and ministry in the Church; her discernment, her ready hospitality, and her playful humor will be sorely missed. She was a role model of enduring stewardship. Maria’s kindness will remain always in my heart. My deepest condolences to her family whom she so loved. We have lost a matriarch. May she now be granted well-deserved rest with the saints. Memory eternal. ☦️❤️

  Angeline Constantinou on Mar 6, 2023

I remember Maria Thomas she was such a kind lady and I am so sorry to hear of her passing. Maria will be missed by many people. May her memory be Eternal. Angeline Boosalis. from New York

s sophronis Mantoles on Mar 6, 2023

She was such a servant to God and an example for all of us to follow. Always with a smile, always with kindness. May her memory be eternal.

T Teresa Jacob on Mar 6, 2023

"His lord said to him, Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord."

You were loved by all and you will be missed by all Mrs. Thomas. May Your Memory Be Eternal!

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