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Theresa V. Prendergast

March 8, 1931 February 18, 2019
Theresa V. Prendergast
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Theresa Victoria Prendergast, 87, of Mansfield, OH, previously from Bellevue, OH, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family after her battle with cancer on Monday, February 18, 2019.

Theresa was born on March 8, 1931 in Willard, OH to Karl and Lucille Samuelson Schlotterer. She married Thomas J Prendergast in Willard, OH, November 4, 1950. While being a stay-at-home mom, Theresa worked several jobs outside the home over the years. Being a mother was her most rewarding role. She volunteered many years at St. Peter's Catholic Church. She helped run Bingo games for different charitable organizations. Her first love was caring for and spending time with her family. She loved playing cards, watching sports with the grandkids, and an occasional gambling trip. Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays were a highlight of her year and she cherished family reunion vacations. Theresa loved, and looked forward to her four-hour coffee breaks at Denny's with Carol and Lenore.

She is survived by her children Mary Ware of Norwalk, OH; Peg (Shannon) Prendergast of Kansas City, MO; Tom (Karen) Prendergast of Lenoir City, TN; Pat Prendergast of Mansfield, OH; Bunnie (John) Knapp of Lawrenceville, GA; Jeff (Donna) Prendergast of Mansfield, OH; Joan (Bill) Hardman of Mansfield OH.; Beth (John) Deutschmann of Tamarac, FL; Brian Prendergast of Mansfield, OH; Shawn (Janet) Prendergast of Ft. Wayne, IN; 27 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; two sisters, Lucille King and Carol Schriner; many nieces; nephews; and beloved extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J Prendergast; daughter, Kathy Prendergast; son, Mike Prendergast; one great grandson; one great-great granddaughter; parents, Karl and Lucille Schlotterer; seven brothers and six sisters.

Friends and family may call at Herlihy-Chambers Funeral Home, 173 Park Avenue West, on Friday, February 22, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., followed by a short prayer vigil. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 60 S. Mulberry St., Mansfield, with Fr. Austin Ammanniti officiating. Burial will follow in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions, if desired, be made to the Msgr. Edward C. Dunn Foundation for Education, 104 West First St., Mansfield, OH 44902; or to Med/Central/Mansfield Hospice, 335 Glessner Ave., Mansfield, OH 44903.

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5:00 PM 2/22/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/22/2019 7:00:00 PM
Herlihy-Chambers Funeral Home

173 Park Avenue West
Mansfield, OH 44902

Vigil at 7pm

Herlihy-Chambers Funeral Home
173 Park Avenue West Mansfield 44902 OH
United States





9:30 AM 2/23/2019 9:30:00 AM
St. Peter's Catholic Church

54 S. Mulberry Street
Mansfield, OH 44902

St. Peter's Catholic Church
54 S. Mulberry Street Mansfield 44902 OH
United States

Cemetery Details


Mansfield Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

389 Altamont Avenue
Mansfield, OH 44902

389 Altamont Avenue Mansfield 44902 OH
United States

Memorial Contribution

Ohio Health Hospice

Msgr. Edward C. Dunn Foundation


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