• SHIRLEY D. WATSON

    October 31, 2019

    Shirley Watson, 84, of Chittenango passed away Thursday at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse. Born in the Town of Deerfield, Shirley has been a resident of Chittenango since 1957. Shirley was employed as a Loan Officer at the former State Bank of Chittenango for 21 years and later worked for the Turning Stone Casino for 5 years. She was a member of the William Cain American Legion Post #1287 Ladies Auxiliary, the Home Bureau, the Triple O Doll Club, the Mid York Doll Club and the Whitesboro High School Alumni Association. She was also an avid Bingo player. She was predeceased by her first husband George Watson in 1975. She is survived by her husband of 18 years, Bernard Merithew, her sons Gregory Watson of Liverpool and John Watson (Joanne) of Chittenango, 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, a special nephew Frank LaDue and several other nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be 5-7 pm Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the G.F. Zimmer Funeral Home, 702 Legion Drive, Chittenango. Funeral services will be private. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Chittenango. Contributions in her memory may be made to the William Cain American Legion Post #1287, Legion Drive, Chittenango, NY 13037.

    G.F. ZIMMER F.H.

    CHITTENANGO 315-687-3366

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 8 comments

    My heart goes out to all her family. Shirley has been a part of my life forever I know she will be missed.

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    Thoughts and prayers to Shirley’s family. Great childhood memories growing up with the Watson family.

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    I am so glad I got to visit with your Mom earlier this year and did a lot of reminiscing. I Loved her and thought of her often. May the Holy Spirit comfort you all.

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    My family’s collective hearts go out to everyone with our deepest sympathies. My path in life left me without knowing my Aunt Shirley closely but those memories I have are encased with the sound of her laugh and her infectious smile. May the family find peace in their memories and know she was a very cherished lady.

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    Shirley had such a sweet spirit about her... I remember walking over to her house when I was in High School and she would help me with my sewing project for Home Ec...She just about did it all for me , and to this day I still do not sew !! LOL My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and may God comfort you at this time of sorrow....

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    My thoughts and prayers are with Shirley's family. We lived next door and at night as I was in bed I would look out the window and she would be at her kitchen window doing dishes. We would wave good night to each other. She taught me how to sew and can vegetables. She was a wonderful lady. She will be missed by so many.

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    So sorry to hear about Shirley. I love her dearly and will always remember her as long as I live. Ment so much to so many people and loved it when she let me borrow her wedding dress. As a long-time friend, neighbor, and confident, she is already missed. Greg and John, and Sony, please know I'm praying for your comfort during this very difficult time. Peace be with you. Love you all!

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    My Mom said that Her and Shirley were good friends..Shirley lived 5 houses down from us ... Mom remembers Shirley helping her wall paper our Sunroom....Mom said they stayed up all night wallpapering...

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