Ernest J. O'Leary

Ernest J. O’Leary 92, of Thompson, CT passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021 at his home. Ernie was born in Burrillville, RI on August 9, 1928 son of Truman and Madeline (Wile) O’Leary. This proud Nova Scotian descendant was a lifelong dairy farmer who believed there was nothing more satisfying than a hard day’s work. Some of his favorite things in life were working the land, going on rides in his 1950 Willys Jeep and riding his motorcycle. He prided himself on his work ethic and being a member and past master of the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years. He was the family historian and all his stories, which will be heavily missed, will continue to touch the hearts of many. Ernest is survived by his loving wife Norma O’Leary, his three daughters Kathleen O’Leary, Kristin Orr and Kimberly Thomas (Steve), his dog Spicer, his four grandchildren Karlin Thomas, Jarrett Thomas, Kies Orr and Lily Orr. Burial will be private in East Thompson Cemetery. A Celebration of Life Service will be held for Ernie at 1:00 PM May 15, 2021 at Fort Hill Farms, 260 Quaddick Road, Thompson, CT. Please bring a lawn chair and a treat to share. Covid-19 restrictions apply please wear a mask and social distance. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Thompson Hill Fire Department, 70 Chase Road, Thompson, CT 06277 or Thompson Historical Society, P. O. Box 47, Thompson, CT 06277. Share a memory at www.smithandwalkerfh.com