D'Esopo Funeral Chapel

277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT


Thomas P. Watson

December 12, 1943August 26, 2019

Thomas P. Watson, 75, of Wethersfield, beloved husband of Leslie (St. Germain) Watson, passed away peacefully at home on August 26, 2019. Tom was born in Hartford on December 12, 1943, son of the late Arthur A. and Helen (Marr) Watson. Tom attended Boston University and graduated from the University of Hartford. He was the Senior VP for the Arthur A. Watson Insurance Company of Wethersfield and proudly served for 39 years in the Wethersfield Volunteer Fire Department, retiring as Chief in 1999. Boating was a passion and skill he learned as a child with his father and continued to share with his children and grandchildren. Tom found joy in spending his summer days with his family near the waters of Hawk’s Nest Beach, CT and Great Cranberry Island, Maine. Throughout the rest of the year, Tom enjoyed celebrating birthdays and holidays with his family. He enjoyed spending time snowblowing, mowing, watching the birds on his feeders, avidly reading and watching TV in his recliner. In addition to his beloved wife of 53 years, Tom is survived by his two daughters, Anne Talcott Watson of Glastonbury and Amanda Watson Hicks and her husband Robert of South Glastonbury, two cherished grandchildren, Abigail Marie Hicks and Colby Watson Hicks, and his loyal Labradoodle, Maggie. He also leaves two brothers, Gary Watson and Rev. Dr. Richard Watson and his wife Susan, two sisters, Betty Anne Kottke and her husband Al and Judith Winer and her husband David, a brother-in-law, Robert A. St. Germain, Jr. and his wife Lucille, along with many nieces, nephews and friends. Besides his parents, Tom was predeceased by his son, Thomas P. Watson, Jr., his sisters, Joyce Willsey and Eunice Crosen and a brother, Robert Watson. The funeral service is on Tuesday, September 3rd at 10 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 300 Main Street, Wethersfield. Everyone is asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will follow at Village Cemetery in Old Wethersfield. The family will receive relatives and friends on Monday, September 2nd from 2-5 p.m. at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tom’s memory may be made to the Hundred Club of Connecticut, 119 Oakwood Drive, Glastonbury, CT, 06033. This is a charitable, non-profit, tax-exempt organization committed to the task of easing the financial burdens of the surviving spouses and children of police officers, volunteer and paid firefighters, and correction officers who have given their lives in the performance of their duties. For online expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com.



  • Calling Hours Monday, September 2, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 3, 2019


  • Burial


Thomas P. Watson

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Steve Kelly

August 29, 2019

Very sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Did a lot for the Town of Wethersfield. A genuine good guy.

Donna Herold Hemmann

August 29, 2019

Leslie and family- so sorry to hear. So many fun memories for me- Sunday night pancakes when he would come to our house- my first babysitting job at your house on Prospect--- the little Volvo--- the fire department.
I am so glad that Tom came to visit dad and take him to lunch periodically- I know dad really enjoyed that.

You are in our hearts- thoughts and prayers

EMS LT Peter "Doc" Wight

August 29, 2019

"Rest easy, sleep well Chief,
Know the line has held, your job is done,
Rest easy, sleep well,
Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held,
Peace, peace, and farewell..."