Paul Pendergast

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Paul J. Pendergast
1945 - 2017
WESTPORT ISLAND - Paul J. Pendergast, 71, passed away peacefully at Maine Medical Center, Portland, on May 7, 2017, with his wife at his side.
He was born on Oct. 24, 1945, in Hudson, N.Y. to James and Luella Pendergast. Paul was a 1963 graduate of St. Mary's Academy in Hudson. He earned a degree in hotel and restaurant management from Paul's Smith's College in Paul Smith, N.Y. in 1966.
He began his career as an assistant manager of the St. Charles Hotel in Hudson, N.Y. in 1972. He briefly left the restaurant field to join his brothers, Neil and James, in the mobile home housing business in Topsham. In 1976, he returned to the restaurant business as the Food and Beverage Manager of the Holiday Inn in Brunswick. In 1978 he moved on to work as the restaurant manager for JC Penney Corporation in Brunswick and then to the Augusta Civic Center as food and beverage manager.
In 1981 he found the job that he truly loved; he became one of the original sales representatives of Kirschner Foodservice in Augusta,which later became NorthCenter Foodservice and most recently known as Performance Foodservice - NorthCenter. Paul thrived at this company over his 33 year career earning various awards and recognition including salesman of the year three times. He considered many of his associates there his family. He was well liked and respected by his colleagues, customers and competition.
Outside of work Paul was a state chairman and longtime member of the Merrymeeting Bay Chapter of Ducks Unlimited. He was passionate about college hockey and a fan of the Maine Black Bears. He had attended "Frozen Four" national college hockey tournaments across the country since 1992. He enjoyed life, loved to laugh and make others laugh; he was unmatched in his ability to tell a funny story or joke.
Paul is predeceased by his parents and brothers Neil and James Pendergast.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Catherine Pendergast; daughter Elizabeth Flores and spouse Robert, daughter Sara Carona and partner Phil, daughter Megan Lowe and spouse Jessie, stepson Christopher Pendergast and wife Sarah; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service to be held on June 17, at 10:00 a.m. at Brackett Funeral Home at 29 Federal St., in Brunswick, followed by a reception at the Main Lounge at Moulton Union at Bowdoin College. Memories and condolences can be shared at

In lieu of flowers
donations may be made to:
Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care at Tufts Medical Center
30 Winter St. 2nd Flr.
Boston, MA 02108 or:
Bethany Ministries
PO Box 432
Middleburgh, NY 12122-0432

Funeral Home
Brackett Funeral Home
29 Federal St
Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 725-5511
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Published in Central Maine on May 10, 2017