Watson, Valerie S.

Valerie S. Watson, 76, of New York, NY, former resident of Avon, CT passed away peacefully on Thursday May 16 2019. Born March 28, 1943 in Reading, England she found at an early age her love of travel. This passion led her to her dream job at Pan American Airlines as a flight attendant. She lived her life only few could dream of, traveling around the world, with so many wonderful stories to tell. Needless to say she never wanted to retire and stayed with Pan Am and then on to Delta Airlines for almost 50 years. During her travels she met her late husband John “Jack” Watson while skiing at Lake Tahoe. Together they shared their love of travel and spent over 20 years together and raised two children. Valerie is survived by her son Timothy C. Watson, 38, of Boulder, CO, daughter Laura J. Renehan, 36, of Farmington, CT and brother Andrew Dawson of Inverness, Scotland.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday June 2, 2019 at St. James Episcopal Church on 3 Mountain Rd, Farmington, CT. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to World Wings International c/o Liv Milan 4876 Waterbury Way, Granite Bay, CA 95746.

Calling Hours

Funeral Service

Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 2:00pm at St. James Episcopal Church ~ Farmington


Memorial Contribution

World Wings International c/o Liv Milan 4876 Waterbury Way, Granite Bay, CA 95746.

One Response to 'Watson, Valerie S.'

  1. Thomas Watson says:

    God bless your Mom’s soul Laura & Tim. She and your Dad raised 2 great kids that I was fortunate enough to be allowed to grow with. She, like your Dad, saw a lot of the world. She had a full life and was a strong woman with convictions that she held to even when others were of an opposite mind. I admire her strength.

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