Death Notices

Michael Thornton

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O’Donoghues Terrace, Woodquay, Galway

Predeceased by his parents Sean and Josephine. Michael passed away peacefully, in the wonderful care of The Staff at The Galway Hospice, surrounded by his loving family.


Michael is deeply mourned and sadly missed by his heartbroken brothers Neil, John and Dave, sisters-in-law Bridie and Jean and John’s partner Mary together with Michael’s loving nieces and nephews.


May his kind and gentle soul rest in peace.


Reposing at Irwin’s Funeral Home, Bothar Irwin (H91 CK84), on Wednesday, 1st November, from 5:00pm with removal at 6:30pm, to The Abbey Church, St. Francis Street. Requiem Mass for Michael will take place on Thursday, 2nd November, at 10:30am followed by burial in The new Cemetery, Bohermore.


Book of Condolence:  The family greatly appreciates your sympathy and support at this sad time. If you would like to leave a personal message for the family please use The Condolence Section below.


Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to The Galway Hospice and The Palliative Care Team, University Hospital Galway.

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  1. Sincere condolences to the Thornton family on the sad passing of Michael.
    May He Rest In Peace

  2. My deepest condolences to all Michael’s family, it was a pleasure to have met and known him. May his gentle soul Rest In Peace.
    From Rose Quirke Kelly

  3. To Neil Bridie and family sincere sympathy on the sad passing of Michael May his gentle soul rest in peace