Rose Prendergast

  • Born: August 28, 1944
  • Died: February 7, 2021
  • Location: Yonkers, New York

Pelham Funeral Home

64 Lincoln Ave
Pelham, NY 10803

Tel. (914) 738-1060

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Rose Prendergast (nee Fox) of Yonkers NY, formerly of Co Longford Ireland passed away on February 7th 2021. She was 76 years old. Born in Ballinalee to James and Kathleen Fox, Rose was one of five children. She was raised in Ballinalee and attended the Granard Vocational Tech. As a child she worked on the family farm collecting the eggs in the morning before riding her bike to school.

After graduating from Secondary School in Ireland, Rose emigrated to New York to live with her Aunt. She worked initially as a nanny and then later for the New York Telephone Co. She loved to dance and would meet her husband of 52 years at the Tuxedo Ballroom in Manhattan. The couple married at Good Shepherd Church in Inwood New York City in June of 1968 and as the saying goes the rest is history.

Rose and John raised their three children in Inwood where Rose was a stay at home mom and her husband John, initially a policer officer with the NYPD, went on to a second career as an Architect after retiring from the force. Rose would take the children to little league, bike riding and going for long walks exploring the city. John and Rose moved their family to Yonkers, NY in the early 1990's and after the marriages of their two daughters began welcoming the first of eight grandchildren.

Rose will be remembered as a fun, caring, genuine and selfless person. She was a devoted and generous Grandmother who always had time for trips to the park, countless sleepovers, summers in Wildwood and treats at the corner store. She always enjoyed a party and never missed any of her grandchildren's events from christenings & communions to dance recitals, school plays and sporting events. She was always there supporting them and cheering them on.

Rose is survived by her husband John T. Prendergast, her children; Lisa Boland, John Prendergast and Karen McCarthy. Her sons-in-law James Boland and John McCarthy. She will be deeply missed by her grandchildren; James, Caitlin, Ryan and Claire Boland, John Patrick, Ciara, Dylan and Alana McCarthy. She will also be missed by her sister Alice and husband Joe Mogan, her brother Tom Fox, sister-in-law Margaret Fox and countless nieces and nephews and extended family. She is predeceased by her sister Kathleen and husband James Cullum, her brother James Fox and her brother Tom's wife Mary Kate.

A celebration of Rose's life will take place at the Pelham Funeral Home located at 64 Lincoln Ave., Pelham NY on Thursday February 11th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and 6:00pm to 8:00 pm. A mass of Christian Burial will take place at St Barnabas Church located at 409 E. 241st St., Bronx NY on Friday February 12th at 10:45am. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Rose's name to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. For more information or to leave a condolence please visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

Sincere Sympathy to Rose's family,May her soul rest in peace

Posted by Deirdre Heslin (nee McNerney) Aughakilmore,Ballinalee,Longford    February 17, 2021

Deepest sympathy to all the members of the Fox and Prendergast families on the sad passing of Rose. May her gentle soul Rest In Peace.

Fond memories of Roses' teenage years in Aughakilmore, her caring, kind and loving nature.

Marie Blessington Reilly, Edgeworthstown

Posted by Peter & Marie Reilly - Edgeworthstown   February 13, 2021

Dear John, Lisa, John Jnr, Karen and all the family we are so sorry to hear about the sad passing of Rose. May she rest in Peace.

Eileen Martin Oisin and Grainne Neary-O'Rourke

Posted by eileen neary - Maynooth - friend   February 12, 2021

Sincere condolences to you all on the sad passing of Rose, a beloved wife mother and grandmother.May her gentle soul rest in peace. Patricia Neary & Andrew McManus Co Meath Ireland

Posted by Patricia Neary - Family Friend   February 11, 2021

My deepest sympathy on Rose's passing. I always remember her as sweet and funny. God Bless.

Esther Strauch

Posted by ESTHER STRAUCH - New York, NY - Friend   February 11, 2021

Dear John and Family our deepest Sympathy to you and your Family. We will always remember my Dearest Sister Rose and have wonderful memories of the times we spent together with Family and friends. We will always remember you for your caring, loving nature, your Beautiful smile and your famous expression "Hello" Love. You will be forever in our Hearts and Prayers. May you rest in Peace.

Posted by Alice Mogan - Blakeslee, PA - Sister   February 10, 2021

Deepest sympathy on
the passing of Rose..may she rest in peace

Posted by Bridget Collumb - Family   February 10, 2021

Dear Uncle John, Lisa, John Jr., Karen & Family. May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Michael Prendergast Jr. and Family

Posted by Mike Prendergast - Danielsville, PA - Family   February 10, 2021

Dear John and family.
So sorry for the sudden passing of your wife and mother Rose.
She was a lovely woman and always full of life. We have great memories of her during our time in The Longford Arms when yourself and Rose would visit.She always loved a chat and a sing song.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time.
May you all find the strength to get through the next few days and know we are all thinking of you. Sending our condolences from Roses Irish cousin Patsy And Briege Fox

Posted by Patsy Fox - Dundalk - Family   February 10, 2021

Dear John and all the family,
We are so very sorry on your great loss.
Rose was a beautiful lady.
Remember all the good times and she will always be near.

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And until we meet again,
May the Lord hold you in the palm of his hand.

Sending all our love at this very sad and difficult time,

Jimmy, Valerie, Elle Rose, Josh, Ruairi, Ballina, Mayo Ireland.X

Posted by Jimmy and Valerie Neary McGowan - Ballina - Family Friend   February 10, 2021

John and Family: Dennis and I extend our deepest sympathy on the death of your dear wife and mother to your children. We will keep you in our prayers. "Rose: until we meet again may the Lord keep you in the palm of his hand".

Posted by Kathleen Meehan - Cairo, NY - Family Friend   February 10, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom . I remember many nights when your Mom and Dad was in the workshop with my Dad. My heart goes out to your family .

Posted by Mary Witkowski - NewYork, NY - Family Friend   February 09, 2021

So sorry to hear of your loss.
Sheila & Ciaran McManus
Leitrim, Ireland

Posted by Sheila McManus - Drumkeeran - Friend   February 09, 2021

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