Mary Pengeroth

Mary T. Pengeroth (Tangney)

Tuesday, April 14th, 1925 - Sunday, October 25th, 2020
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Pengeroth, Mary T. (Tangney) of Arlington, passed away on October 25th. Beloved wife of the late Patrick P. Pengeroth. Loving mother of Philip and his wife Tricia of Acton, Paul and his wife Linda of South Boston, Denise of Helena, MT, and Andrea Pengeroth and her husband Robert Bowler of Arlington. Dear grandmother of Brittany and her husband John, Jillian, Elyse, Erin, Patrick, Shawna and Rachel. Sister of Dennis Tangney and Siobhan Nada. Mary is a late WWII Marine Corps Veteran. Close friends and family are invited to attend a private Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 10 am in St. Camillus Church. All are invited to attend a Burial with military honors at 11 am in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Mary to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, or 505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 902, New York, NY 10018. Arrangements are under the care of DeVito Funeral Home, 1145 Mass. Ave., ARLINGTON. Please visit to view an expanded obituary and to send an online condolence.

Mary Teresa Pengeroth was born on April 14, 1925, to Irish immigrant parents Nora and William Tangney. Growing up in Mission Hill, Boston, with her brother and sister, Mary was a child of the depression. When Mary was young, the family moved to Ireland to take care of her aunt’s family. Although a difficult time, Mary’s time in Ireland fortified her love and pride for her heritage. A little more than a year later, Mary and her family returned to Mission Hill and the continued hardships of the Great Depression.

Mary graduated from Mission Church High School in 1943 where she was a member of the Latin Club, Dramatic Club, and Glee Club. In 1945 Mary joined the Marines and was stationed at the Marine Corps Air Station at Miramar, California. Shortly after Mary returned home to Boston, her father died and Mary worked to support her mother and siblings. Because of Mary’s support, her brother and sister were able to pursue college educations, a dream that wouldn’t be realized for Mary until she was nearly eighty years old.

Mary married Patrick Pengeroth in 1954 and they raised their four children in Jamaica Plain and later in Arlington. Mary worked at the Roxbury Highland Cooperative Bank in Jamaica Plain from the 1960s to the early 1990s making her way through the ranks and ultimately to the position of Bank Treasurer by the time she retired.

Upon retirement, Mary decided it was time to pursue her college education. By the time Mary was in her late 70s she earned a bachelor’s degree in History, Magna Cum Laude.
Mary loved to travel at home and abroad. She loved to garden and to spend time with her children and grandchildren. She was an avid Red Sox fan, including holding season tickets during the Ted Williams years.
Mary experienced a lot of change over her lifetime. The country struggled through the great depression, numerous wars, the world became automated, we went to the moon and beyond, and not least of all the Red Sox finally won not one but four World Series! What never changed though was Mary’s unwavering devotion to her faith, her deep love for her family, her smile, her wit, and the twinkle in her Irish eyes…
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Service Details

  • Private Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 10:00am
    St. Camillus Church
    1175 Concord Turnpike
    Arlington, MA 02476
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Close friends and family are invited to attend a private funeral mass.
  • Interment

    Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 11:00am
    Mount Pleasant Cemetery
    70 Medford Street
    Arlington, MA 02474
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    All are invited to attend the burial with military honors.


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Arelis Castillo

Posted at 07:07pm
Dear Pengeroth fallout, My deepest condolences. May God give you strength in this hard time. Rest In Peace dear Mary.
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Posted at 01:49pm
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Ted Dolan

Posted at 01:44pm
Phil and Paul, sorry to hear of your mother's passing.
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Elliott Demas

Posted at 11:14pm
Condolences to Mary's Family!
I worked with Mary for many years at the Roxbury-Highland Cooperative Bank in Jamaica Plain from 1967 to 1980. Mary was a great co-worker and friend. I remember fondly her love for her husband Pat and her children. May God grant you peace in His Heavenly Kingdom. Again, condolences to the Pengeroth family on your loss!
Elliott Demas
Canton, MA

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