May 15, 1933- Jerome A Pendergast, 28-year-old son of Town Clerk and Mrs. James E. Fendergast of 30 Pleasant St, died this morning at his home after a heart attack.

Pendergast was engaged in the insurance business here and was a graduate of Harvard College with the class of 1929. Pendergast, who lost his sight when a youth of 13 while playing with gunpowder, had a brilliant record as a student, and after graduating from Harvard with high honors entered Harvard Law School. In his second year, ill health forced him to drop this career.

He was born in Norwood and attended the local schools and Perkins Institution for the Blind before entering Harvard. He was a member of the Norwood Council. K. of C., and St Catherines Holy Name Society.

Besides his parents, he is survived by five brothers, Richard, John, William, Philip, and James, and two sisters, Mary and Noreen. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning with a high mass of requiem at St Catherines Church at 9.

16 May 1933, Tue The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts)