Mrs. E.R. Prendergast

by Laurel | February 18th, 2007

[Adapted rom the Berkshire Eagle, 18 February 1957.]

Mrs. Elizabeth Reardon Prendergast of Holyoke died Saturday morning in Providence Hospital, following a brief illness. She was the widow of Patrolman Michael J. Prendergast of the Holyoke Police force.

Survivors include a son, Sgt. Edward M. Prendergast, a state policemen stationed at the Lee barracks.

Mrs. Prendergast was born in Florence, educated in Northampton schools and was a graduate of Northampton Commercial College. She was an original member of Holy Cross parish, Holyoke.

Services will be conducted tomorrow morning at 8:15 at the John B. Shea Funeral Home, 693 Dwight St., Holyoke, followed at 9 by a Solemn High Mass of Requiem at Holy Cross Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Northampton. Friends may call at the funeral home at their convenience.

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