Jefferson Prendergast

of Milton, Massachusetts began eternal life on Monday, March 8, 2010 at Massachusetts General Hospital after a life long battle with Diabetes, he was 74.

Born in St. Mary’s, Jamaica on December 31, 1935 to parents Orinthia Barker and Joseph Abdul, Jeff had a brilliant mind and possessed a sharp sense of humor. As a teenager his interest as an aeronautics mechanic led him to enroll in a trade school where he soon discovered he was more passionate about work as an auto mechanic. After arriving in the United States in December 1968 he became a specialist as a Volkswagen mechanic, earning special awards and excelling in his field. Jeff was gifted with his hands and it is well known that he could build anything. He was an excellent cook and enjoyed spending time with family and friends over a great meal and good reggae music.

Jeff is survived by his wife Imogene, his children Karl Lyn, Everett Lyn, Marcia Reidel (Chris), Yvonne Prendergast, Jefferson Prendergast Jr. (Glenda), Richard Prendergast (Bessie), Monica Prendergast, Janice Taylor (Daythan), his grandchildren Carlos Richards, Joei Taylor, Khareem Lyn, Karl Lyn, Tyronnie Lyn, Richard Prendergast II, Andre Yancey, Kyle Richards Jr., Monisha Prendergast, Joseph Prendergast, Ryan Prendergast, Randall Reidel, Dillon Deebrah, Rachael Prendergast, Hunter Reidel, Rhianna Prendergast and his great grandchildren Imani Prendergast, Nubia Carter, Marques Richards and Jadyn Richards.

Services for Jeff will be held at 11:00 am March 20, 2010 at Mattapan Baptist Church of Milton, 587 Eliot St. Milton, MA. Visitation begins at 10:00 AM. Flowers may be sent to Dolan Funeral Services at 460 Granite Ave, Milton, MA 02186 by Friday, March 19th. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Diabetes Foundation.