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Sadness in Portlaoise at passing of local business woman Mary-Emma Fergus

The late Mary Emma Fergus with her daughter Bebhinn Fergus at a Wine Appreciation evening in Mulhalls in 2010. Picture: Alf Harvey.

The death has occurred of Mary-Emma Fergus (nee Davis) in Portlaoise, who was well-known through the long-standing family camera and photography business on Main Street in Portlaoise.

Originally from Renmore in Galway, Mary-Emma and her husband Bryan run a camera shop on Main Street in the town, one that is renowned for a high level of professionalism and quality service.

Mary previously ran a wool shop in that premises while Bryan worked in The Leinster Express for many years.

“Mary was an outstanding member of Portlaoise Traders and Downtown Portlaoise and a great supporter of all things in The Town,” said Jack Nolan, a fellow trader in the heart of Portlaoise.

Mary-Emma is survived by her husband Bryan, daughters Siobhán and Bebhinn, grandson Lorcán, sisters Kathleen and Josephine, brother Liam, son-in-law Paul, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives and friends.

Mary-Emma is pre-deceased by her sister Joan. She is reposing at Keegan’s Funeral Home, Portlaoise from 7pm on Sunday evening with Rosary at 8pm.

Her removal takes place on Monday morning to arrive at SS Peter and Paul’s Church for 10am Requiem Mass. Interment afterward in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.

Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, in lieu to Laois Hospice and the Irish Cancer society.

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