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Patricia Jean (Duquette) Watson

March 22, 1949 — February 8, 2024


Patricia Jean (Duquette) Watson, 74, passed away peacefully Thursday, February 8th. She is survived by the love of her life, husband of 52 years, Paul Watson; her daughter, Nicole and partner Vincent Hemmeter; her beloved grandson, Christopher Watson Oehling. She is also survived by her many siblings. Sisters, Gail Butler and her partner Kenneth Livernotch, Nancy Paradis and her husband Kevin, Bonnie Milstead, Michelle Duquette and her partner Robert Turcotte. Her brothers, James Duquette and his partner Heather Mason, and Paul Duquette. She is predeceased by her parents, Raymond A. and Nancy (Oliver) Duquette; brothers, Raymond P. Duquette and Gary Duquette; baby sister, Lisa Duquette, and her son, Christopher P Watson. She also leaves behind numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Patricia was born in Worcester but lived for a time as a child in Millbury with her large family, eventually resettling in Worcester, where she remained her whole life. She was trained as a hairdresser but held many interesting jobs, including positions at David Clark Corp. and Nick’s Bar & Restaurant. She was better defined though, by her devotion to her family. She is known for hosting elaborate parties and holidays, especially Halloween and Christmas. The Watson home was open to everyone and anyone, with Pat keeping the glasses and the plates full. She also loved to travel, taking many trips with “the girls”, her beloved sisters, to beaches, plays, and gardens. Patricia was an avid gardener with the greenest of thumbs.

Patricia loved to read and couldn’t get enough of horror movies and Star Trek. She cared deeply for animals, particularly cats, but also pink flamingos.

Patricia will be remembered as a woman of generosity, strong will, and for humbly loving large without ever taking credit; A wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend who will be profoundly missed.

Calling hours will be held from noon to 3pm on Sunday, February 18, 2024, at MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation Street, Worcester.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are encouraged to the Alzheimer’s Association or The Worcester Animal Rescue League in Patricia’s memory.

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Sunday, February 18, 2024

12:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel

370 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605

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