The farmer; G.A.A. supporter and garage owner who died following a tragic farm accident in Monaghan will be laid to rest later this afternoon.
Owen (Owenie) Thornton, Crumlin, Threemilehouse, Co. Monaghan aged in his seventies, fell into a slurry pit and was pulled out a short time later, but was pronounced dead at the scene.
Owen’s remains reposed at the family home on Wednesday and Thursday evening. His funeral mass will take place this morning (Friday) at 11 am in St. Mary’s Chapel, Threemilehouse and the funeral will proceed to the adjoining cemetery, according to his death notice.
Local Sinn Fein Councillor Pat Treanor and local GAA club Sean McDermotts in Threemilehouse paid tribute to the deceased man.