ThurstonLincoln P. Thurston, 73, of Leicester, former longtime Auburn resident, died on May 1, 2014 in the Meadows of Leicester after a lengthy illness.

His wife Gayle (Monteron) Thurston died in 1976.

He is survived by two sons; Erik Thurston and William Steinhilber both of Auburn, and grandchildren; Derik, Lincoln, Nicole, Chelsea, Tina, and Tanya, and great grandchildren; George, Hannah, Grace and William, and several nieces and nephews.  He is predeceased by his brother Jay Thurston.

Lincoln was born in Worcester. He was the son of the late William and Norma (Leonard) Thurston. He is a graduate of Auburn High School.

Mr. Thurston was a proud member of the US Army, where he served as a tank-driver.

Lincoln worked as a grinder at Wyman Gordon for many years.  

Mr. Thurston was an avid New England sports fan; he enjoyed being outdoors; he especially enjoyed fishing and working in his garden. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.

Funeral and burial plans will be held privately.

Please consider donations in his name to: American Diabetes Association,  P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312