William J. Watson

William J. Watson

Husband, Father, Historian, Physician, Quiet, Powerful, Good Man.

It is with great sadness that the family of Bill Watson announces his passing after a long illness, on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at his home in Myrtle Beach, SC, at the age of 75.

Bill was born in the city of Boston to Jane and Joseph Watson on September 14, 1943. He was a “Double Eagle” as a graduate of Boston College High (‘61) and Boston College (‘65). He was also a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine (’69) and a practicing physician in Los Angeles, CA, Burlington, VT, Albany, OR and Taunton, MA for nearly 40 years. He was a Veteran and served in the U.S. Navy.

Bill will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 48 years, Veronica and his children, Laura and Theresa, son-in-law, Dean, grandsons, Christopher, Tyler and Shane, and by his sister, Paula, brother-in-law, Jimmy and nephews, Paul, Dan and Keith. He will also be forever remembered by his numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family and dear friends.

A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 770 Mount Auburn St., Watertown, MA 02472. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, 990 Lagrange St., Boston, MA 02132.

Memorial donations in memory of Bill may be made to the Holy Union Sisters, P.O. Box 410, Milton, MA 02186.

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Created On: 12/14/2018 12:06:19

Please accept my sincere condolence. May you find comfort through the Word of God. “He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces…” Isa 25:8. This promise will be accomplished by means of God’s Kingdom or government with His son Jesus Christ ruling as king (Dan 2:44).

Barbara heath
Myrtle Beach sc
Created On: 12/03/2018 22:36:54

Isaiah 28:5 he will swallow up death forever and the sovereign Lord jehovah will wipe the tears from all faces

Joan mello
Taunton, ma
Created On: 11/20/2018 00:46:53

My deepest sympathies to Doctors family. I was his patient for many years...he helped me through a miscarriage with such compassion, and then delivered both of my children. I remember calling the office after hours and he answering the phone. There truly aren't dedicated doctors like him anymore. May you rest in peace Dr Watson. Thank you for all you have helped.

John Barry
BUrlington, MA
Created On: 11/19/2018 15:18:54

I write on behalf of my deceased sister, Trudy Cooke, and her husband, Ray Cooke, of Raynham. Countless times I heard from them of Dr. Bill's talents, his goodness and kindness and fidelity. Not only did he have his Double Eagle status (I, too) in his favor, but ( as I witnessed) he could hit a golf ball "a country mile". May the good Lord grant you eternal peace, Dr. Bill", no more suffering, no more pain", but an eternity of happiness in His Presence!

Joseph P. Rogan
Hanover, MA
Created On: 11/18/2018 16:20:29

I am so sorry to learn of the passing of my former classmate and long ago friend. Together, along with many other classmates, we experienced the travails of learning of the exploits of Caesar and Odysseus, the iniquities of the evil politician Cataline and the poetry of Virgil, in Latin and Greek at B.C. High. Later we shared the grueling hours, and fun as well, of learning the inner workings of the sciences and the humanities at Boston College. I will not forget your comeraderie Bill. You have fought the good fight. It is time for rest.

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