Norman's Story

PRESQUE ISLE - Norman C. Watson, 78, entered into eternal peace on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 at his home in Presque Isle. He was born on January 4, 1936 in Presque Isle, the son of Clarence and Dolly (Gray) Watson.

He graduated from Presque Isle High School in 1954, and Bentley School of Finance & Accounting in Boston. He then served in the US Air Force in California and Japan. He returned home and worked as an accountant for Chester M. Kearney & Co., Pinkham Lumber Co., and Pelletier Toyota. He loved German Shepherds and being in his tractor seat on his farm. He enjoyed music, ice skating, family card games and gatherings, basketball, running and watching sporting events. He particularly enjoyed the PIHS basketball successes throughout the years. He encouraged and was especially proud of his children's school and life accomplishments.

He is survived by his loving family; wife, Carolyn (Cyr) Watson of Presque Isle, a son and his family, Michael, Christina, Ryan & Joshua Watson of Glenburn, three daughters; Nancy, David & Matthew Hedrich of Mapleton, Wendy & Robert White of Collierville, TN, and Dolly Watson of Cary, NC, two brothers and their wives; Stanley & Sharon Watson of Ann Arbor, MI, and George & Susan Watson of Presque Isle, two sisters; Effie and her husband, Cluny McPherson of Presque Isle and Joyce Watson of Flint, MI. He was predeceased by an infant son, Robert, and two sisters, Eunice Watson and Marion Neuhardt.

A private service will be held Wednesday, Sept.17, 2014 at Duncan-Graves Funeral Home with Pastor Darren Bonville officiating. Interment with military honors will be at Fairmount Cemetery, Presque Isle. Donations in his memory may be made to C-A-N-C-E-R, P.O. Box 811, Presque Isle, ME 04769 and Central Aroostook Humane Society, 26 Cross Street, Presque Isle, ME 04769. Online condolences may be expressed at
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