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George F. Prendergast

July 14, 1943 - July 19, 2021

George F. Prendergast

July 14, 1943 - July 19, 2021


Obituary For George F. Prendergast

George F. Prendergast of Arlington, 78, passed away peacefully at home after a brief illness surrounded by his family on July 19th. Son of the late Jeanne (Margi) Cerce. Beloved husband of Mary D. (Duggan) Prendergast of Arlington. Loving father to Rebecca Prendergast of Arlington and Amy Prendergast of Scituate. Dear grandfather to Rachel, Halle, Sean and Danny.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit in the DeVito Funeral Home 1145 Mass. Ave. ARLINGTON, on Tuesday July 27th from 4:00 pm to 8:00pm and to funeral services in the funeral home on Wednesday July 28th starting at 11:00am with a service at 11:45am. Entombment to follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in George's name may be made to Rosie’s Place 889 Harrison Ave. Boston, MA 02118.

George was a former Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council 109 of Arlington and longtime employee of MIT where he was a pioneer in the career advancement of minority employees.





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Arlington, MA 02476

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  • Our sincere condolences to Mary and family, George has been a great friend and mentor to me over the years, I will truly miss him. Tim and Judy Downes and Family.

  • We are so sorry to hear dear George has passed away. May his gentle soul rest in peace. We remember our visits to Mary and George and the wonderful warm welcome we got from them. Their visits to Cork were highlights that we as a family will always remember. We send all our love to Mary and family. Gabriel and Noelle Rohan, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

  • Dear Mary and family, So sorry to read of George's passing. John remembers him working at the Mystic Gulf Station, playing cards and just hanging around. We remember your wedding reception in Cambridge and the few times we were able to get together. Our condolences to all of you. Ginny and John Schwamb

  • Heartfelt condolences to George's family. He was a larger than life presence at Matignon High School. We'll miss him terribly at our 60th reunion this year. The world is a poorer place for his passing. Fran Camarano Johns, MHS, Class of '61

  • Caroline Goulding, Cork, Ireland

  • Sincere condolences on the very sad news. George was such a remarkable person and always so welcoming to me during my many trips to your home down through the years. We also have the the best memories of him at our big family gatherings in Ireland. He will be sorely missed and my heart goes out to you Mary, Becky, Amy, Rachel, Halle, Sean and Danny.

  • So sad to hear of the passing of George. We have so many great memories of all of his trips to Ireland, especially the wonderful days and nights we had together in Ballybunion. Our thoughts are with you Mary, Becky, Amy and all your wonderful grandchildren. Tim and Marie Goulding, Cork, Ireland

  • Rebecca and Rachel, my condolences to your family. Sending you love and strength during this sad time. Laurie Maylander

  • TC, Amy and Dug - I am in shock and share your sadness about the loss of my cousin. George was so kind to me over the years. I can still hear him and the way he called me "Joycie" - I hope he is with Auntie Jeanne in Heaven looking down on you. He will always be with you. Love you all so much, Joycie

  • To the Prendergast family My heart breaks for your loss, knowing so well the pain you must feel. Patti always spoke so affectionately of the whole family. I'm sure both George and Patti are together looking down from a better place with the assurance that the love of family and friends along with a lifetime of happy memories will be a comfort to all. My deepest sympathy Mark Freedland

  • Rebecca, My sincere condolences to you and your family. When you talked about your Dad, it is clear he was a remarkable man and a loving father. Cherish the memories he left for you. I'm praying for you my dear friend. Love, Mary Genova

  • Condolences and sympathy to the family of George at his passing. We have lost a great man and a trusted friend. He will always be remembered as one who believed in justice and doing the right thing. His memory will last forever. So long my friend. To Mary and his children and grandchildren George's memory will continue to strengthen you. May he Rest In Peace and Rise in Glory.

  • Our Prayers go out to you and your entire family during this time. We love you all. He will be dearly missed. The Maldonis Family

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