Eric D. Thornton, 43, of Boston, formerly of Southwick, MA, passed away unexpectedly September 7, 2020. Born June 30, 1977 in Springfield, MA, he was a son to the late Willis and Susan (Shaw) Thornton. Eric’s passion in life was music, especially playing his guitar. He will be missed by his siblings Troy and Tommy Thornton, Holly (Jason) Heroux, Shirley (Brian) Litwak and Jeremy Thornton; several nieces, nephews other loving relatives and friends. Calling hours for Eric will be held from 8:30-10AM on Saturday, September 12th with a funeral home service beginning at 10AM in the Southwick Forastiere Funeral Home, 624 College Highway, Southwick with burial following in New Cemetery, Southwick. For online condolences please visit www.forastiere.com.