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Watson, John R. February 28, 1940 - September 25, 2021

John R. Watson, age 81, of Hackettstown died Saturday, September 25, 2021 at home. John was born February 28, 1940 in Jersey City, NJ. He is the son of the late James and Kathryn Watson.  In addition to his parents John was preceded in death by his son, Richard and his three brothers, James, William and Charles.

John was previously employed by the Plumbers/Pipefitters/Steamfitter/Sprinkler fitters Union 696, Newark, NJ as a Sprinkler Fitter for many years before retiring.  John was a very artistic individual, a trait he passed on to his granddaughter, in addition he loved playing golf which he shared with his grandson.  Most of all John was a kind and loving man, who always put his family first, his greatest joy was caring for his family.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Andrea Marie (Voros) Watson, his loving daughter, Laura Watson and his two cherished grandchildren, Claire Brigid McMenamin and Timothy Ryan McMenamin.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Our Lady of the Mountain Church, Springtown Road, Long Valley, NJ on Friday, October 1, 2021 at 1 pm for both John and his son Richard followed by a burial of ashes in the church cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.  Online Condolences may be left at www.cochranfuneral.com

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    Donna Farino says

    Andrea, Laura and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. My memories of John go back to when I was a kid right up to current. Our conversations regarding current events were stimulating and refreshing. I will miss him…and I know he is so very much enjoying his reunion with Richard. Thinking of you.

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