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Mr.  Theodore R. "Ted" Watson

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“So blessed to have known you, Great Uncle Ted. My deepest sympathies to all of the close family and friends. I am grateful that you were called...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Andi Reed-Lenane - Londonderry, NH

“Dear Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Watson has such a special place in my heart. He was always funny, warm, kind and welcoming when I came...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Laurie Hart - Belmont, NH

“Ted brought the gifts of Love, caring and compassion, along with strength and integrity. To know him was to feel a part of his life experiences. His...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Al Lindquist - Londonderry, NH

“Dear Andrew, Joan, John, Gillian, and the Watson family, We are praying for the Lord's comfort to bless you all at this difficult time of grief. ...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Anna Leavitt - Aurora, CO

“Martha, Your dad was so lucky to have you for a daughter. It was clear from our chats that you were so close. My thoughts and prayers go out to you...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Cat Pucci - North Conway, NH

“My prayers are with the family ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Beverly Sassy Hopkins - FL

“Joan, Donna and Martha,Uncle Ted is Home now and is with your Mom and his Mom, Dad and brothers and sisters. You all are in our prayers.We love you...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Bob Watson - Fort Oglethorpe, GA

“I remember Ted from the time I was a kid. He used to drive my siblings to CCD. He was the family plumber. But Ted, was my friend. I remember him...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Gail Ranaldi - Reading, MA


Theodore "Ted" Roosevelt Watson. of Reading, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2017 surrounded by his family at home. He was 91 years of age.
Born in Quincy, Ted was the son of the late James and Gertrude (Benton) Watson. Ted was a longtime resident of Reading. He lived in Reading for over 60 years. He served honorably in WWII as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps . Ted, along with his brother John operated Watson Brothers Plumbing in Reading for more than 30 years.. Theodore was a past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council 1031 in Reading.
Beloved husband of the late Phyllis M. (Lindquist) for 50 years. Loving father of Joan A. McDonald and her husband John of Edmonton, Alberta Canada, Donna R. Rosenkrans and her husband William of Naples FL., Martha L. Watson of Reading. Cherished grandfather of David Rosenkrans, Pamela Nuche and her husband Alberto, Emily Wanczyk and her husband Edward, Andrew McDonald and his fiancé Rachael Leavitt, and Gillian McDonald. Dear brother of John Watson, Barbara Burbine and the late Robert, Edward and William Watson and Virginia McKinnon. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral from the Doherty Barile Family Funeral Home 11 Linden St. READING Friday March 10th 2017 at 9:30am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Theodore's Eternal Life in St. Athanasius Church 300 Haverhill St. Reading at 10:30.
Family and friends are kindly invited to gather and share remembrances with the family on Thursday from 4-8pm. Parking attendants and ramped entrance available.
Please honor Theodore by making donations to where he volunteered for many years at the VNA Hospice Care 100 Trade Center Suite G500 Woburn MA 01801.