In Loving Memory of William J. Watson

December 19, 1928
Bridgeport, CT
January 08, 2018
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Spear-Miller Funeral Home, Friday 4-7 p.m.

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

January 12, 2018


St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Funeral Service

661 Old Post Road,
CT 06824

Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:00 a.m.


Family Gathering


St. Paul's Episcopal Church

661 Old Post Road,
CT 06824

William J. Watson

William J. Watson, age 89, of Fairfield, beloved husband of the late Patricia P. Watson, passed away peacefully Monday, January 8, 2018. Born in Bridgeport, the son of the late James T. and Dorothy Watson, he had been a lifelong Fairfield resident. A 1946 graduate of Fairfield High School, Bill was a retired power supervisor for Metro-North Railroad with 42 years of service. He was a Union Representative for the American Railway Supervisors Association. Bill was a long-time active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church where he served on the Vestry and as an usher. An avid sports enthusiast, he played for many years in various fast pitch and slow pitch softball leagues including the Senior League where he played into his 80’s. Bill also loved to ski and continued skiing up to age 74. He will be sadly missed by four beloved children, Kyle W. Watson and his wife Joanne of New Britain, Scott W. Watson of Waterbury, Wende E. Cofield and her husband George of Brighton, MI and Susan E. Jones and her husband Curtis of Bloomingburg, NY; six loving grandchildren, Elizabeth, Daniel, Sarah, Taryn, Megan and Caitlin; three cherished great-grandchildren, Jameson, Alexander and Aurelia; and a nephew Lee Yarosh. He was predeceased by his sister, Beverly Yarosh. The family wishes to thank Family Matters Home Care and VNA of Stratford for the care and compassion provided to Bill the latter part of his life. A funeral service will be held Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. meeting directly at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Fairfield. Interment will be private. Friends may call Friday from 4-7 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 661 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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6 Guestbook Entries for William J. Watson

  1. Sue & Family – Lifting you up in prayer as you mourn the loss of your father. We love you all dearly. Lydia & Family

  2. Curt and Susan, Our prayers and condolences are with you at this time. God Bless Matt and Lynn McDonald

  3. Curt , Susan and family, the Moffatt family and the Hudson River Valley ASSE family send our prayers and condolences as you mourn the loss of your Father. May you find comfort in God’s care and in God’s words to be absent from the body is to present with the Lord. May you cherish your precious memories. God bless you and keep you.
    Crystal Turner-Moffatt

  4. Dear Kyle, Scott, Wende and Susan,
    Katherine just called me with the sad news of your Father’s death. She told me how beautiful the service was and that it was a great tribute to a life well lived.
    Talking to her brought back such great memories of our childhood on Thorpe St and how lucky we are to have lived in those times.
    I am so sorry for your great loss but may those memories take you all through the difficult times ahead.
    I also think of the last time I saw your Mom and Dad together. Sadly it was at Mary Alice’s wake but I was so thankful they came. Their presence brought happy memories to mind.
    Please take comfort in knowing that your Mom and Dad are together for eternity.
    With much love

  5. Janie, Thank you for your kind condolences. My Dad was an incredible man, and he and Mom were quite a pair, like your own Folks, as well. We also have great memories of our times together on Thorpe St. :o) Jimmy and Katherine were at the wake and Katherine and her husband, James, attended the funeral. We shared a great time full of memories and humor! Mom and Dad rarely missed a wake or funeral, especially for someone as dear as Mary Alice. Katherine gave us a batch of your Mom’s famous toll house cookies! They always were her’ go to’ comfort food for the grieving, and they always helped. Many thanks to you all for your thoughtfulness and friendship these many years. Sue, Wende, Kyle , and Scott.

  6. Dear Crystal and Hubby, Matt, Lynn, and all of the ASSE Hudson River Family, Thank you so much for your kind condolences and prayers. 1 Corinthians 2:9 Sue and Curt Jones and family