- October 2, 1925 - November 1, 2016
- Tequesta, Florida
of Joseph's Passing
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10-2-25 – 11-1-2016
In Loving Memory
Joseph Levi Pendergast, Jr. passed away on November 1, 2016. He was 91 years old.
Joe was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and was the son of Joe Sr. and Dorothea Pendergast.
Joe was the older brother of Bill. All of them predeceased Joe.
Joe's early years were spent in Somerville, Massachusetts where he kept himself out of mischief by going to the YMCA often. He still looked at his swimming and gymnastics patches and would recall how important the "Y" was to him in his early life.
As a teenager, Joe resided in Reading, Massachusetts. It was in Reading Junior High School that he met Marge Webster who became his wife in 1948. They resided in Reading for over 50 years raising their family of three daughters and operating Pendergast & Co., Inc.
Joe served in WWII in the Navy as a Seabee and was a multiple medal recipient. After leaving the military, he became a bricklayer apprentice in 1943 in Boston with the Bricklayers Union Local 3, of which he remained a Lifetime Gold Card Member his entire life.
Joe & Marge operated their successful union contracting firm, Pendergast & Co., Inc. specializing in commercial boiler and incinerator refractories. The company operated throughout New England and Upstate New York for over 30 years.
Joe's fraternal memberships included Freemasonry which he rose to the designation of a Master Mason for over 69 years. He also received the highest degree designation of Scottish Rite and was a Shriner as well.
Joe and Marge moved to Jupiter, Florida 20 years ago to be near their children and grandchildren.
Joe was truly a dignified, self-made guy who loved the constitution and democracy, Jazz and Big bands, self-improvement, participating in and watching sports, studying government, investing in stocks, the Gold standard and reading of history.
He instilled his work ethic in his family. He made our lives interesting, fun, and secure. Joe was our friend, our dad and our grampa.
Joe was predeceased by his beloved wife of 68 years, Marge in 2012 and his beloved grandson Will Henderson in 2012.
He is survived by his three children, Jan Pendergast of Darien, Ct, Jean Hart (Mike) of Tequesta, Florida, Wendy Henderson of Palm Gardens, FL and grandchildren Andrea GannonHart (Shawn) of Miami and Katie Henderson of Chicago.
His life was a journey well lived. He loved his family above all. It was an amazing journey for us with Joe at the helm. He will live on through us and is in our hearts eternally—you will be missed dad.
Donations in memory of Joe Pendergast may be made to:
101 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
BAC Local 3 Apprentice & Training Fund
550 Medford Street
Charlestown, MA 02129
Attn: Tony Antonuccio, Director
Or to a charity of your choosing.