Bridget E. Fogarty, daughter of George and Anna Weir, was born November 30, 1934, in Algona. She graduated from Algona High School in 1952.
In 1954 Bridget was united in marriage to Terrance "Ike" Fogarty. To this union seven children were born. Bridget was a devoted and very busy homemaker, raising her children until 1974, when she and Ike opened their family business, Fogarty Grocery and Repair. From that point on, until this summer when her health declined, she was at the station cooking, pumping fuel for all of her customers and taking care of the accounting duties.
Bridget was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Emmetsburg.
Bridget passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at the age of 77, at Lakeside Lutheran Home in Emmetsburg. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Terrance "Ike" on June 17, 2012; brothers, Lawrence "Bud" Weir and George Weir, Jr.; and a sister, Mary Oldenberg.
She is survived by her children, Mike (Carol) Fogarty of Emmetsburg, John (Holly) Fogarty of Spencer, Tom Fogarty of Emmetsburg, Jill (Kevin) Hanson of Graettinger, Jim (Christina) Fogarty of Phoenix, Bill Fogarty of Wichita, and Joe (Tina) Fogarty of Chicago; twelve grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; sister, Julie Gilbert of Knox, IN.
Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Emmetsburg. Rev. Tom Geelan will be officiating.
Interment will be at St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Emmetsburg.
Arrangements by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home. martinmatticefuneralhome.com