Philip G. Prendergast Sr.
Philip Gerard Prendergast Sr., age 74, of 148 Cady Avenue Warwick passed away on the evening of December 20th at Kent County Memorial from cardiac issues with his loving son Peter beside him. Philip was a highly respected salesman in the metal industry. His friendly personality and genuine love of people made him quite successful in building lasting business relationships. He worked over 25 years at Clifford Metals where he became a Regional Manager. He most recently worked for International Metal where he managed several scrap metal accounts. Philip was born in Providence, RI on June 12, 1942 to the late Philip and Dora (Geremia) Prendergast. He grew up in Newport where his father worked as an accountant at the naval base and his mother worked as an elementary school teacher in Cranston. He and his family later moved and resided in the Washington Park area of Providence. Philip has lived in Warwick for the past 51 years where he was happily married to his loving wife Patricia Arlene Prendergast (Harris). Besides his wife Philip is survived by his five children, their spouses and seven beautiful grandchildren: Philip Prendergast and Chantel Gomes, Peter, Michelle, Bethany, Jacob, and Noah Prendergast, Pamela, Angelo, Madison and Andrew Rossetti, Paula Prendergast and Christopher Lavendier, and Patrick, Camilla, Gabriel, and soon to be born, Olivia Pendergast as well as his younger brother John Prendergast of East Greenwich. Philip had many interests that included: tennis, boating, cars, swimming, shopping, and spending time with family. Dad was a fierce competitor in everything he played. From pool, ping pong, basketball, and tennis, he was a notorious trash talker who loved the true spirit of competition. Dad’s competitiveness has been passed on through his 5 children and 6 grand children. He spent many happy years competing on the tennis court with all of his children. Our dad has been a guiding force through all our lives. His love for his family has not only molded all of us together but it has helped us stand together to meet life’s obstacles. The memories of Dad will live through our family forever. From all our vacations to Eastern Slope, Fisherman’s Cove, Beach Houses at Scarborough Beach, Lake Winnipesaukee to the daily trips to Rocky Point. We will always treasure the experiences our Mom and Dad brought to our family. Dad was avid sportsman of the Red Sox and Patriots, however he had a true love for the Celtics. Throughout the Larry Bird Days, Dad would love to watch every game with his family while eating his famous bowl of popcorn. Our dad was a dreamer, and that is what made him special. He taught us that any dream was possible as long as you worked hard and never gave up. Philip loved cookouts and enjoying family time with his children and grandchildren. Philip also had a special affection for the many animals that he had as pets throughout his life. He loved his kitties Frisky and Simba. He and his grandchildren also enjoyed feeding the squirrels on his back deck. Philip graduated from Lasalle Academy and then attended Providence College. He later received a business degree from Johnson and Wales College. Philip was a veteran and served his country proudly. He was a life long parishioner of St. Benedict's Church where his children attended St. Benedict's School. Even though you left for the Heavens this week, we all know that your spirit and guidance will live in us forever. You were a great Son, Father, Grandfather and Friend! Say hello to Grammy and Grampy. We will see you again "Big D."
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11:00am in St. Benedict Church 135 Beach Avenue Warwick. Visitation will be held on Wednesday morning prior to the Funeral Mass in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston beginning at 9:15am. He will be laid to rest at a private burial in The Rhode Island Veteran's Memorial Cemetery.
Nicole Lore - 12/24/2016
Sending you all love and prayers in this sad time.
susan mills - 12/24/2016
Most sincerest condolences to the Prendergast family on the passing of your deear Father. HE was a kind and gentle man, and has lived his life to the fullest.the memories and heartfelt love for him will never die, as long as we think of his dear face and soul.Know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.
Gary & Donna Cialfi - 12/24/2016
Our deepest condolences on the loss of your father, Pam. Regards to Angelo and your beautiful children.
Jo-Anna Cassino - 12/24/2016
Sending my sincere condolences to your family. The loving memories never fade and will be a reminder that he will forever be your companion. My prayers to you all in this very difficult time.
Eugene and Kathy Trudell - 12/26/2016
Sorry for your loss
Rennata St. Onge - 12/27/2016
My deepest condolence to all of the family.
The Trudell family - 12/28/2016
Our condolences to the Prendergast Family God bless Tom and Kim Trudells