John John John James Pendergast IV

May 15, 1992June 23, 2013

John J. Pendergast, IV, 21, of New Fairfield, CT passed away on Sunday at Danbury Hospital from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was the son John J., III and Amy S. Pendergast of New Fairfield.

John John was born in Danbury, CT and attended New Fairfield Schools, he was a 2011 graduate of New Fairfield High School. An All-State Lacrosse player at New Fairfield High School. John John attended Naugatuck Community College. He had most recently worked at Halas Farm in Danbury.

A Youth Mentor for over 8 years, John John loved children and will be especially missed by his Candlewood Lake fishing and wake boarding buddy. Besides an avid fisherman, John John enjoyed being with his many friends Brogan, Tom, Steve, Billy, Brad, Charlie and his girlfriend Sarah playing golf, listening to country music, and riding his motorcycle.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister: Rebecca M. Pendergast of New Fairfield. His grandparents: Eleanor Pendergast of Greenwich, CT and David and Nancy Swertfager of New Fairfield. His Aunt: Patricia Pendergast of Thorndike, ME. His Uncles: William Swertfager of Katonah, NY and Robert Swertfager of Brewster, NY. Several cousins also survive.

Funeral Services will be conducted Monday, July 1st at 10am at the New Fairfield Congregational Church, 20 Gillotti Road, New Fairfield, CT with the Rev. Patricia A. Nicholas, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends will be received on Sunday from 1pm to 5pm at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury. In leiu of flowers, contributions in John John’s memory may be made to made to the New Fairfield Youth Lacrosse, 7 Oswego Rd., New Fairfield, CT 06812 or to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road, Princeton, NJ 08540. The Family asks that you do not dress in black, be colorful, comfortable and casual, John would have wanted it that way. For further information or to express condolences on line, please go to


  • Visitation Sunday, June 30, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 1, 2013

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Jackie LeBlanc

June 28, 2014

Today I sit here and have tears in my eyes. No one who has not lost a child will ever know how you feel. I am writing you because Sharon Seebald is my cousin. She has no idea what you are you are going threw I lost my daughter Christmas eve 3 years ago I want to say it gets better. But I still cry for my daughter Melissa and every day I will pray for your son and they meet in Heaven.

shannon ouellette

September 3, 2013

Love you John boy <3

Robert Pasquale

July 21, 2013

Our deepest sympathies to your family. We just learned of John's passing and are remembering him in our prayers. God Bless you all in your time of loss. The Robert, Danny and Lyn Pasquale

Susan Ehret Harlan

July 13, 2013

Dear Amy, John, Rebecca, Ellie and Pat,
Dick and I hope that the extraordinary love that John John shared with his family, friends, and with so many others during his short lifetime, will bring you comfort in your sorrow.
His legacy of love and kindness continues to live in the hearts of the many whose lives he touched.
We send our love and prayers to you during this very difficult and painful time in your lives.

Debbie Bisaccia

July 8, 2013

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of your family at this really sad time!

Michelle Guzda

July 8, 2013

Dear John, Amy and Becky,

Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Our son Eric has conveyed that John was always so kind to him throughout his school years. Please know that this touched us deeply to hear. He was a fine young man that was raised by two loving parents! You did the best job you could and it was evident in John's compassion and maturity. We will keep all of you in our hearts and prayers! Best Wishes,

Nancy Polinchock

July 4, 2013

An incredible loss -- so very sorry -- his gentle and sweet spirit will be sorely missed here in the physical. Wishing all family and friends most sincere condolences - hugs - nancy Polinchock, nfhs

Tom Merrill

July 3, 2013

Dear John, Amy, and Rebecca
What a great collection of photos. While I never met John - you can tell that he enjoyed life and was surrounded with people who loved him.
Tom and Denise Merrill.

Leo Diane Montuoro

July 3, 2013

To John Amy and family. Our hearts and prayers are with you. Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss.

Tracy Franklin

July 3, 2013

John, Amy and Rebecca,

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sharing John John with Sarah and the rest of our family. We saw him every day. And every day he brought laughter, joy and warmth into our home. He will always hold a special place in our hearts. We will always love him dearly.