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John W. Watson Jr.

November 19, 1926 January 4, 2017
John  W.  Watson Jr.
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Obituary for John W. Watson Jr.

John W. Watson Jr., age 90, beloved husband of Marie M. (Morrison) Watson died unexpectedly on Wednesday at their home.
John was born in Columbus, MS, on November 19, 1926, son of John W. Watson, Sr. and Helen (Caine) Watson and lived in Lexington for 30 years before moving to Billerica in 1998.
Mr. Watson was a graduate of West Point and served proudly as Lt. Col. in the U.S. Army for 22 years, including 3 ½ years as a POW during the Korean War. After retiring from the Army, John worked as an employment counselor for Massachusetts State Employment Office. He also earned his Masters degree in education and became a LPN. During his years of retirement Mr. Watson also served as Ordained Permanent Deacon and volunteered for 20 years at the Bedford VA Hospital.
John and Marie were blessed to be married for 66 wonderful years. John was the cherished father of Deborah Ithomitis of Beaufort, SC, Jan Watson of Billerica, Pamela Donovan of San Antonio, TX, Diane Scott of Emerald Isle, NC, and Lisa Flaherty of Hollis, NH. He was also the loving papa of 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
John will be remembered for his gentle spirit, caring ways, and devotion to God and country. His love and commitment to family and friends was boundless. John’s zest for life and endearing laughter will live in our hearts forever.
Funeral Monday from the SWEENEY MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 66 Concord Rd. Billerica at 9:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Theresa Church at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be held Sunday from 1-3 p.m. Burial in Fox Hill Cemetery, Billerica.

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Visitation

Sunday

8

Jan

1:00 PM 1/8/2017 1:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 1/8/2017 3:00:00 PM
Sweeney Memorial Funeral Home

66 Concord Road
Billerica, MA 01821

Sweeney Memorial Funeral Home
66 Concord Road Billerica 01821 MA
United States

Funeral Mass

Monday

9

Jan

10:30 AM 1/9/2017 10:30:00 AM
St. Theresa Church

466 Boston Rd.
Billerica, MA 01821

St. Theresa Church
466 Boston Rd. Billerica 01821 MA
United States

Burial

Monday

9

Jan

Fox Hill Cemetery

130 Andover Rd.
Billerica, MA 01821

Fox Hill Cemetery
130 Andover Rd. Billerica 01821 MA
United States
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