Maureen C. Prendergast, ER physician

March 19, 2010|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Maureen C. Prendergast, a retired emergency room physician and educator, died Sunday of heart failure at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. The Glen Burnie resident was 53.

Maureen C. Prendergast was born in Baltimore and raised in Glen Burnie. After graduating from Archbishop Spalding High School in 1973, she earned a bachelor's degree from what is now Loyola University Maryland in 1977.

Dr. Prendergast was a 1982 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She worked at a hospital in Three Rivers, Mich., and later at Grand Rapids, Mich., as an emergency room physician.

From 1999 to 2002, she worked at Peninsula General Hospital in Salisbury, and spent the last two years of her career, until retiring because of failing health, at St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown.

She also had taught in the physician's assistant program at Anne Arundel Community College.

Dr. Prendergast enjoyed reading and watching Hollywood movies of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. March 28 at Calvary Community Church, 3272 Riva Road, Annapolis.

She is survived by a son, George Prendergast of Glen Burnie; a daughter, Yana Prendergast of Glen Burnie; her parents, Patrick and Peggy Prendergast of Glen Burnie; four brothers, Patrick Prendergast of Edgewater, John Prendergast of Millersville, Timothy Prendergast of Ellicott City and Michael Prendergast of Dundalk; and two sisters, Kathleen Ensey of Parkton and Mary Frances Crossin of Nottingham.

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