Mari C. Pendergrass, a true ambassador of Ireland’s grace and beauty, originally of Limerick, Ireland, and formerly of Warrenton, died peacefully on August 25, 2017, at the home of her eldest son and daughter-in-law, Patrick and LuAnn Paul in Midlothian.
She was predeceased by her parents, Patrick and Margaret Kenneally; her brothers, Don and Derry Kenneally, and her first husband, William Desmond Paul.
Upon retirement from Fauquier County Public Schools, where her kindness and limitless generosity of spirit touched many, she moved to Richmond and continued her remarkable penchant for giving.
She is survived by her husband, David C. Pendergrass, as well as, loving sons Patrick (LuAnn), Brian, and Niall (Paula), and will be sorely missed by her beloved grandchildren, Connor, Gavin, Alison, Aidan, and Brady Paul, and Diane Gillis. She also leaves behind many loved ones, including her loving sister Anne Hughes, dear cousin Diarmuid Kenneally, and all of her cherished nephews and nieces.
Mrs. Pendergrass cared deeply about her Catholic faith, and her life will be honored and remembered during mass at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 28, at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church, 2700 Dolfield Road, North Chesterfield, Va. 23235. There will be an opportunity for visitation at the church preceding mass, and a reception to celebrate Mrs. Pendergrass’ life immediately following the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity related to youth or young adults, or to one of Mrs. Pendergrass passions: The Monastery of Poor Clares, 2503 Stonehedge Drive, Alexandria, Va. 22306.