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Obituary for George A. Pendergast

George A.  Pendergast
Berlin-George A. Pendergast, 76, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Saturday, August 1, 2020. He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Penelope (Walker) Pendergast; their children & spouses: Sean A. Pendergast & Betsey; Christopher D. Pendergast & Sondra, all of Berlin; and Maureen Fuller & Karl of Belchertown; 11 grandchildren: Ashlee Rowley, Lucy O’Connor & husband John, Joel, Emma, Claire, Grace, and Sam Pendergast, Patrick, Brian, Matthew, and Shannon Fuller; sister-in-law Joan Pendergast; nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends. He is pre-deceased by his brother John J. Pendergast III.
George was born in Portland, Maine, son of the late Grace (McCarty) & John J. Pendergast II. He graduated from Portsmouth Abbey School in Newport, RI, achieved his undergraduate degree in Biology and Masters degrees in both Education and Computer Science from Fitchburg State College. With life-long passion for the ocean, boating, and sailing, George served our nation in the United States Navy and continued service with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary-First District Northern Region for more than 40 years, achieving the rank of Commodore 1NR. A career educator, Mr. Pendergast taught at Tahanto Regional High School in various capacities throughout his prestigious career. Simultaneously, his adult life was devoted to community service and the Town of Berlin, proudly serving as Deputy Chief of the Berlin Fire Department, co-founder of the Berlin Rescue Squad and long-time EMT Instructor. Mr. Pendergast was the Berlin Cemetery Commissioner, former Chairman of the Berlin Council on Aging and active volunteer for 19 Carter. He was a man of faith and parishioner of St. Joseph the Good Provider. Above all, he was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Per George’s wishes, his body was donated to the UMass Medical School-Anatomical Gift Program for the advancement of science and research. Family and friends are invited to honor the life of George A. Pendergast on Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 9 until 11AM at St. Joseph the Good Provider Church, 52 West St., Berlin. Guests are respectfully asked to observe appropriate social distancing and wear a mask while attending. With respect to current social gathering limitations, a private Memorial Mass will be held later. Please omit flowers and consider a donation in George’s memory to the Berlin Family Food Pantry, 23 Linden St., Berlin, MA 01503, or to “19 Carter” 19 Carter St., Berlin, MA 01503. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of Philbin-Comeau Funeral Home, 176 Water St., Clinton. Online condolences may be placed at

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