Pulham tragedy: Funeral for ‘beautiful and much-loved’ teenager Dominic O’Neill to take place today

Dominic O'Neill, who died in a crash at Pulham Market. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

Dominic O'Neill, who died in a crash at Pulham Market. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary - Credit: Archant

The third and final funeral for the teenagers killed in a devastating crash in Pulham Market is set to take place today (Tuesday, May 2).

Flowers and tributes at the scene of the crash in Pulham Market, where three teenagers died. Picture

Flowers and tributes at the scene of the crash in Pulham Market, where three teenagers died. Picture: ANDREW PAPWORTH - Credit: Archant

Dominic O'Neill was travelling in a black Ford Ka with his friends Kyle Warren and Billy Hines when it came off the road and hit a tree in Tivetshall Road, Pulham Market.

The 18-year-old, who lived in The Harrow, Pulham Market, was described by his mother Davina as 'beautiful, much-loved person' who 'will be greatly missed by many'.

READ MORE: About Dominic O'NeillREAD MORE: Area's response to Pulham tragedy has showed the best of our communityREAD MORE: Appeal held in memory of Dominic O'NeillThe funeral will take place at St Mary Magdelene Church in Main Road, Pulham Market at 2.30pm.

All are welcome at the service but there will be a private, family-only cremation afterwards.

The dress code for the event is casual.


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In a statement released via Norfolk Police last month, Mrs O'Neill said: 'I have been overwhelmed by the support and love from his friends.'

Dominic went to Archbishop Sancroft High School (ASHS) in Harleston and, despite leaving in 2014, was fondly remembered by staff there.

READ MORE: Archbishop Sancroft High School holds moving assembly in memory of Dominic O'Neill and Kyle WarrenREAD MORE: How community reacted to Pulham Market tragedyRob Connelly, deputy headteacher at the school, immediately remembered Dominic as a 'character with an infectious personality'.

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Many of the messages left on social media and on flowers recounted his 'cheeky smile' as one of his best-known features.

He was a big fan of music and was praised by ASHS staff as a great drummer.

Mr Connelly also described Dominic as 'interested in cars and interested in his friends', with a strong social group around him.

He added: 'He was able to change the dynamics of a room.

'He wouldn't mind me saying that it wasn't always for the right reasons, and we worked closely with Dom and his mother over his time here.

'It was so much more than an academic education - it was about him making the right choices and channelling his energy and enthusiasm in the right direction.

'As a person he had an incredible self-awareness. He was honest, open, kind-hearted and generous - full of life at every level.'

Billy Hines and Kyle Warren's funerals were held last week, with hundreds attending each service in Wortham and Harleston respectively.

READ MORE: Hundreds turn out for Billy Hines' funeralREAD MORE: Friends and family pay final respects to Kyle Warren

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