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Frederick Watson

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BENNINGTON -- Frederick A. “Ted” Watson, 78, a resident of Harmon Road in Bennington, died on April 25, 2007, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center following a brief illness.

He was born in Bennington on Feb. 8, 1929, and was the son of the late James H. and Freida (Crawford) Watson. He received his education in Bennington schools. Mr. Watson served in the Army during the Korean War, serving in Germany.

He married the former Patricia Gates in Bennington on July 4, 1958. Mrs. Watson survives.

For several years he owned and operated Ted’s Gulf Gas Station on BenMont Avenue in Bennington and then went to work as a truck driver for Holmes Transportation Company.

Ted enjoyed bowling, camping and golf. The Watsons owned a camp on Lake Dunmore. Mr. Watson was a member of the American Legion Post 13 of Bennington, Mount Anthony Lodge F & AM in Bennington and the Red Mountain Order of the Eastern Star in Arlington.

Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Rick Watson and his companion, Rhonda Foland, of Poestenkill, N.Y., and Mark Watson and his companion, Tammy Ludwig, of Spencerville, Ind. He leaves five grandchildren, Ricky Watson, Erica Watson, Eric Watson, Alec Brooks and Scott Brooks.

He has two brothers, Gerald Watson of Bennington, and Charles Watson of Bennington; and one sister, Mabel Ellison of Ludlow, Mass.

He is predeceased by two brothers, James Watson and Albert Watson, and two sisters. Charlotte Watson and Hazel Watson.

The burial office with Eucharist will be held on Saturday morning, April 28 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Bennington with the Rev. Anita Shell-Lambert, rector, officiating.

Interment will follow in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery in Bennington.

There are no calling hours scheduled.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Fund, Vermont Chapter, through the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St. Bennington, Vermont 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 26, 2007
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