James ‘Jim’ Prendergast


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James ‘Jim’ Prendergast, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 26.

Prendergast was born in Queens, New York. He was a Breezy Point resident for 42 years coming from Bayside, New York. He was a graduate of LaSalle Academy and St. John’s University. Prendergast worked in sales and was a manager in the pharmaceutical industry.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Joan (nee Laffey); children, Maura, Eileen, Jimmy (deceased), Sean, Michael, Megan and Shivaun; son-in-law, Jim McDerby; daughters-in-law, Mary and Mary Ann; grandchildren, Kelly, Patrick, Michael, Erin, Brendan, Connor, Ryan, Aidan, Owen, Nolan and James; sisters, Maureen Goode, Barbara Garwood and Catherine Franko.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Rockaway Beach. A funeral mass was held at St. Thomas More Church, Rockaway Point.

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