Seven-Year-Old Fairfield Boy Remembered as Aspiring Entrepreneur

Fairfield, Vt - Funeral arrangements are set for a 7-year old Fairfield boy who loved to be outside, getting his hands dirty.
 
Grady Howrigan will be laid to rest on Wednesday morning at Saint Patrick's Cemetery in Fairfield.
Calling hours are Tuesday night at Heald Funeral Home in Saint Albans.

According to his obituary, Grady loved sports and was good at playing them.
He even had a budding business: Grady's Golden Goodness Honey.

Howrigan died Friday when the tractor he was riding with his dad rolled over.
It was pulling a manure tanker.

Police say the tanker rolled due to the steep terrain which overturned the tractor.
Grady was trapped and pronounced dead on scene.

Farm safety specialist George Cook says its important to buckle up and he advises, to drive tractors alone.
"I see folks in the field with extra passengers. That scares me." Said Cook. "Because all that it takes is a fall or a slip and accidents can happen.
It scares me when I see people mowing lawns and they have a youngster on their lap with them."
 
Cook says there are roughly two or three tractor rollovers every year in Vermont.

Safety courses are available through the UVM Extension.

They're required for 14 and 15 year olds to operate equipment while working on a farm.

 

 


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