OBITUARY

Mark N. Watson

August 19, 1949March 1, 2018
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DARTMOUTH

Mark N. Watson, 68, of Dartmouth, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at home. He was the loving companion of Irene Vasques for the past 14 years. In addition to his companion he is survived by his three children: Katie Watson, John Watson and Nathan Watson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Born in New Bedford, a son of the late John E. Watson, Jr. and Ruth (Bragg) Watson, he had resided in New Bedford and Dartmouth for most of his life. He was recently predeceased by his brother, Daniel Watson.

Mark was a graduate of New Bedford Vocational High School, the Laurelcrest Preparatory School in Bristol, CT and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from the University of Maine at Orono. He had a successful career as a teacher in the New Bedford School system, retiring from Normandin Junior High School.

Mark was an avid sports fan and athlete. He loved playing, watching and coaching. He reveled in the comradery of friends and teammates while competing in various sports including football, softball and golf. He often hosted eat-a-thons where he cherished providing food and fun for family and friends. He considered the beach and ocean to be his happy place, where he always found peace.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 3pm-6pm in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME AT DARTMOUTH, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth. A Celebration of Life will be held following visiting hours on March 8, 2018 at 6pm in the funeral home. For online tributes please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com

  • FAMILY

  • The late John E. Watson, Jr., Father
  • The late Ruth (Bragg) Watson, Mother
  • Irene Vasques, Loving Companion
  • Katie Watson, Daughter
  • John Watson, Son
  • Nathan Watson, Son
  • He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was brother of the late Daniel Watson.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, March 8, 2018
REMEMBERING

Mark N. Watson

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Sharon Williams

March 13, 2018

Dearest Katie, John and Nate
So very sorry for your huge loss. Your Dad was a a big part of all our lives for a long time . May you find comfort in all the memories he left you. He will be with you always for the rest of your lives!

With deepest sympathy,
Auntie Sharon

Craig Hall

March 12, 2018

Katie, John, and Nate,

Our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences on the loss of your Dad. Such sad news. Although it's been many years since I've seen "Uncle Mark", I still have vivid memories of the times we shared and the fun we all had together. He could certainly bring a smile to faces. These memories will surely live on in all that knew him and I hope will help you all through this difficult time. Stay strong. Love to you all.

Love,
Cousin Craig, Karen, and Ryder

Jill Krikorian(Quintal)

March 9, 2018

Katie, John and Nathan
My family will always cherish the wonderful memories we have of your Dad and our families together. He will always be remembered. My deepest condolences to all of you.
Love,
Jill Krikorian(Quintal)

norman slowik

March 8, 2018

Mark,
I will always remember our high school days together at Voke. Being teammates on the football
team, great times over your house, your red mustang convertible, and your Mom, Dad and brother Dan who always treated me so well.

Rest in peace my friend,
Norm

Debbie Houle

March 8, 2018

Dear Katie, John and Nathan:
I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I hadn't seen him for many years but always remember babysitting for you all and he always made you laugh...my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Your old babysitter
Debbie Houle

John Quintal

March 7, 2018

Mark:
Through the years we shared many wonderful lifetime experiences filled with so many laughs - memories that I will treasure forever. Words will never be enough to express my sincere gratitude for all the love, kindness and support given to me by your Mom and Dad. I was welcomed and treated as another son and you & Danny treated me as another brother. Together you were an amazing , fun-loving family with enormous hearts.
Maddy and I will truly miss you.
Thanks for the memories my good friend!

Rest in peace,
John

Chris Pereira

March 7, 2018

Deepest condolences to the Watson family. May God watch over Mark and your family. Katie, John & the entire family, I am praying for you and thinking about you.




God Bless,

Chris

Andrew Correia

March 4, 2018

Katie, John, & Nate:
My sincerest condolences to you and your family. I grew up knowing your father as "Doc" Watson. A great friend to my father for many years. He was a great man and talented chef! We always enjoyed our time at his many cookouts.


Anne Jellison

March 4, 2018

I am so sad to learn about the loss of Mark. I knew Mark, Mookie, from the University of Maine and from New Bedford. He was so much fun during our college years. He was one of the most memorable of the Sigma Chi House because everything was so much more enjoyable when he was around! He had a wonderful family, and heaven must be a happier place now that they are all together. Our loss...but we were so fortunate to have known them all. I will smile whenever I think of him. So many memories, such a good guy!

Anne Jellison

Christopher Mendes

March 4, 2018

Side by side through painting houses, Normandin Jr, High, Westport Yacht club long hot hours, finally working daily so i could open a restaurant in 3 months, and still could keep it fun. Your children should be proud. One of a kind.

Biography

DARTMOUTH

Mark N. Watson, 68, of Dartmouth, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at home. He was the loving companion of Irene Vasques for the past 14 years. In addition to his companion he is survived by his three children: Katie Watson, John Watson and Nathan Watson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Born in New Bedford, a son of the late John E. Watson, Jr. and Ruth (Bragg) Watson, he had resided in New Bedford and Dartmouth for most of his life. He was recently predeceased by his brother, Daniel Watson.

Mark was a graduate of New Bedford Vocational High School, the Laurelcrest Preparatory School in Bristol, CT and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from the University of Maine at Orono. He had a successful career as a teacher in the New Bedford School system, retiring from Normandin Junior High School.

Mark was an avid sports fan and athlete. He loved playing, watching and coaching. He reveled in the comradery of friends and teammates while competing in various sports including football, softball and golf. He often hosted eat-a-thons where he cherished providing food and fun for family and friends. He considered the beach and ocean to be his happy place, where he always found peace.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 3pm-6pm in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME AT DARTMOUTH, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth. A Celebration of Life will be held following visiting hours on March 8, 2018 at 6pm in the funeral home. For online tributes please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com