There was great shock and sadness over a wide area, spanning many counties following the death of Sonny Arnold on the 27th May last. Sonny passed away in his 85th year under the care of staff in St. Mary's Hospital, Drogheda. For a number of months prior to hospitalisation Sonny was lovingly cared for at home by his family.
Sonny was affectionately known as "Sunshine" , always sporting a radiant smile and an outstretched hand of friendship.
He was a well known cattle dealer, attending fairs and marts throughout the country, where he made many connections. His years of experience with cattle set him up nicely as a much in demand judge of cattle at various shows. Sonny was also a "fat stock exhibitor" at various shows, winning many awards and prized trophies.
Sonny had a great zest for life and his greatest means of enjoyment was sweeping the floor with Bernie as they demonstrated their talent as ballroom dancers.
He took great pride in his family, supporting their every career move. His son Patrick is a current player with St. Vincent's.
Sonny is survived by his wife Bernie, daughter Breda, son Patrick, sisters Nuala and Vera and his many relatives and friends.