The death has taken place of Fr Peter (Bernard) Thorne OSM

May he Rest in Peace


The death has taken place on Monday 17th July 2023 , of Fr Peter (Bernard) OSM, Benburb Priory in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda.  Fr Peter, formerly of The Servite Priory, Benburb, Co. Tyrone, died unexpectedly at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, surrounded by his family.

Fr. Peter, beloved son of the late Henry and Catherine. Predeceased by his sister Patricia, brothers Michael and Jim, brothers-in-law Jimmy and George and sister-in-law Bernadette.  

Archbishop Eamon extends his sympathy and that of Cardinal Seán, Bishop Michael, the clergy and people of the Archdiocese to Fr Peter’s brothers John and Harry and sister Mary (Rogers), sisters-in-law Nuala, Mary O and Mary C, aunt Agnes, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, his fellow brothers of the Province of the Isles and all the Servite family, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Fr Peter’s remains will repose at the family home, Moore Park, Ardee (Eircode A92 K35D) on Friday from 3pm until 8pm. Removal on Saturday morning at 11.15am to the Church of the Nativity of Our Lady, Ardee, arriving for Funeral Mass at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in Ballapousta Cemetery.

The funeral Mass can be viewed  live at: