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Francis E. "Frank" Watson

Date of Death: August 31, 2013

Date of Birth: May 1, 1935


Francis E. "Frank" Watson, 78, of Winthrop, passed away peacefully after a long illness, with his family at his side on Saturday, August 31st , 2013. He was born May 1, 1935 in Milford, MA, the son of the late Arthur F. & Blanche (Poirier) Watson. He attended schools in Milford and excelled in football.

He began his early career as a barber in Cape Cod and progressed to a career as a builder in MA and ME and retired as a foreman with the Cianbro Corp. He also served as an EMT with the Poland Spring Rescue. Never an idle man, he was always working on projects of his own or of friends and family.  With his work ethic and habit of "doing things right" he was an excellent role model for his family. He will be greatly missed.

Surviving are his wife, Ronda; sisters, Joyce Christakis of Sabattus and Mary Anne DiVittorio of Casper, WY; son, Arthur F. (Donna) of Derry, NH; daughters, Brenda (Nate) Frost of Leeds, Joette Neville of Cape Cod; & Allison (Rob) Kyser of Knob Knoster, MO; stepdaughters, Lynn Roth of Van Nuys, CA, & Ruth Butler of Marionville, MO; nephews, Tony & Andrew Christakis and nieces, Rhonda Hill & Nancy Ouellette. He leaves 18 grandchildren and 12 great grands.

The family wishes to thank the staff at CMMC and the Androscoggin Hospice House for their excellent care of Frank during his last days.

A Memorial will be held at the Congregational Church, 10 Bowdoin St., in Winthrop on Saturday, Sept. 7th, 2013 at 11am. His ashes will be laid to rest at Gracelawn in Auburn.

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