In loving memory of our shipmate, John. R Prendergast
John R. Prendergast (a.k.a. Prendi), 58, of Cumberland, passed away unexpectedly Monday, January 25, 2021. He was the loving husband of Diane (Cataldo) Prendergast and happily married for 34 years. Their daughter, Alexa, resides in Florida with her husband Nathan Sherr. John was born in Boston, MA, to Dominick and Johanna (Roche) Prendergast and graduated from Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering. His life at sea was short but only to grow a career in Power Generation for 20+ years. He was the Director of Plant Maintenance for Vicinity Power Solutions of Boston, MA. He remained heavily involved with Mass Maritime as the former President of the Alumni Association and member of the Board of Trustees.
To John, “it’s all about family, friends, skiing, riding, playing hockey, being a Rush-Head, Parrot Head, and a Conservative.” Besides his family mentioned above, he is survived by his sister, Margaret Hutchinson, and brother, Maurice Prendergast. He was also the brother of the late Siobhain Leavitt.
Due to the current circumstances, John’s Mass of Christian Burial will be video live streamed and available to view right from John’s obituary page on the O’Neill Funeral Home website on Saturday, January 30th, at 10 AM. The burial at Resurrection Cemetery in Cumberland will be private. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of John can be made online to the John R. Prendergast Endowment at www.maritime.edu/alumni-friends/give. Under "Ways to Give", please select "Make a Gift Now" then select "John Prendi Prendergast '85 Hockey Club Endowment" for the designation, would be greatly appreciated.