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2019 In Memorium

"Mert" Davenport

  • 20 February 2019
  • Author: David Madison
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2019 In Memorium

Many would agree with the old adage, that there are only two kinds of people in this world, those who are Irish, and those who wish they were. Muriel Duggan Spillane Davenport was lucky enough to be born Irish, and everyone who knew Mert, as she was affectionately known, knew she was as Irish as Patty's pig. Mert was very active in the Irish community and was a long-time member of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, and even served as their president. She also volunteered for many years with the Hilton Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, and said it brought her so much happiness to give back to the community. She was very proud to be Irish, marched in many Rochester St. Patrick’s Day Parades, and visited Ireland in 1981. Mert was blessed with a long full life, and had five wonderful children, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is truly missed by all of them. We are proud to honor Muriel “Mert” Davenport as one of our “In Memoriam” honorees for the 2019 TOPS St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

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