Mary L. Mietzsch

  • Born: May 2, 1945
  • Died: January 27, 2021
  • Location: Malden, Massachusetts

Robinson Funeral Home

809 Main Street
Melrose, MA 02176
Tel. (781) 665-1900

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mary L. (Prendergast) Mietzsch, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away peacefully at home on January 27, 2021, at age 75.

Mary was born in Boston, the only daughter of seven children of the late Thomas F. Prendergast and Louise J. (Curll) Prendergast. Raised in South Boston, she graduated from South Boston High School. After high school, she started working at Schraft's in Charlestown where she met Gunter Mietzsch. Mary and Gunter were married, and they settled in Malden to raise a family of two children.

Mary enjoyed her work as a Financial Administrator for over 30 years at BNY Mellon in Wellington Circle. She made many lasting friendships that continued to this day.

Mary had simple, low maintenance needs in life. She enjoyed being at home, and especially enjoyed the company of her dog, Henry. For several years, she enjoyed baking cakes for family birthdays or events, and always loved watching her soap operas. In her free time, she enjoyed gardening and playing solitaire. Most of all, she cherished the time she spent with her family, especially her three grandchildren. She will be deeply missed, but always lovingly remembered.

Mary was the beloved wife of the late Gunter W. Mietzsch with whom she shared 31 years of marriage. Devoted mother of James G. Mietzsch of Malden and Heidi L. Carvalho and her late husband Valquirio of Brookline, NH. Loving sister of Thomas Prendergast and his wife Madelyn of FL, Robert Prendergast and his wife Maureen of S. Boston, James Prendergast of Malden, the late John Prendergast and his late wife Maryanne, the late Paul Prendergast and his surviving wife Christine of Hanson, and the late William Prendergast. Proud grandmother of Antonio, Mateo, and Carlos Carvalho. Caring sister-in-law of Klaus Mietzsch and his wife Donna of Stoneham. Also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Out of respect and concern for public health, Mary's services will be livestreamed. If you wish to watch the service, please click on the below link on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 10am:

Gifts in Mary's memory may be made to the Salvation Army, 25 Shawmut Rd., Canton, MA 02021. To leave a message of love and support for the family, visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

Mary was a good friend.Enjoyed when we got together for coffee sometimes her and Kathy would just pop in .
Mary was the type of person you could ask her a question 5 times and she would give you the answer 5 times I am glad she is not suffering anymore and I know she is resting ing Peace Gone but not forgotten

Posted by Beverly DiVola - Malden, MA - Friend   February 04, 2021


You could not help but love Mary. In her quiet way, she never overlooked anyone else's needs. With her ready smile, she was an anchor in our little band of co-workers. I am sorry I have not seen her in many years because she was sweet, shining and a love of a person. My sincere condolences to Jim, Heidi, the boys and all of Mary's family. May she rest in God's eternal peace.

Posted by Joann Boczenowski - Peabody - Coworker   February 03, 2021

Mary was the kindest sweetest person, never asking anything for herself ; and always ready to help in any way she could. I will miss you my friend, may you rest in eternal peace.

Posted by Diane Tritto - Reading, MA - Friend   January 30, 2021


She is now resting in peace

Posted by Lorraine Butler - Derry, NH - Acquaintance   January 29, 2021

Prayers to the family She was a gently soul who had a good word for everyone She will be missed by all that knew her. RIP Mary.

Posted by rita krassnoff - Revere, MA - Coworker   January 29, 2021

With a heavy heart, I say goodbye to my friend Mary. Prayers to the family for solace and peace. May you rest peacefully in our Lord's embrace. Love you my dear friend.

Posted by Maria Arone - Friend   January 29, 2021


Mary was a kind gentle soul. I've known Mary since preschool when I attended with Heidi. She was our campfire leader until sixth grade, as a mom myself now I truly appreciate all the time,effort and love she put into us and our group. Everytime I saw her she gave me a big hug and a smile. I have many fond memories of her and she will truly be missed. Sending love to Jim, Heidi and the boys.

Posted by Linda Carter Davis - Malden, MA - Family Friend   January 29, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss she was always so nice to everybody. She will be missed

Posted by Brian St Louis - Dracut, MA - Family Friend   January 29, 2021

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