Ann Goebeler Watson, 92, of Hamden, wife of the late Robert Watson, passed away on July 1, 2008. She was born in Bronx, NY on March 18, 1916 to the late William and Dorothy Sinn Goebeler. Ann leaves her two sons, Kenneth Watson of Northford and his wife Merleen, and Arthur Watson of San Diego, CA and his wife JoAnne; grandchildren Scott Watson of Rockville, MD, David Watson of Boston, MA, and Stephen Watson of Northford, CT; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Ann grew up in the Bronx. She and Bob lived in Queens following their marriage in 1940. Following his return from the service at the end of WW II, they bought a home in Williston Park, NY in 1947. They lived there until 1986 when they moved to Hamden. Ann was always an active member of the churches she belonged to, both in Long Island and Hamden. She enjoyed sewing and a good game of cards. Ann was a devoted wife and homemaker whose family was always her main focus. Her kind nature and generosity will be missed by all who knew her. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 3680 Whitney Ave, Hamden. Friends may visit with the family at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, on Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions in Ann's name may be sent to Connecticut VNA's Hospice Program, 33 North Plains Industrial Road, Wallingford, CT 06492.

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  1. Ann Watson raised two wonderful sons and I’m fortunate to be married to Art. I also remember how she and Bob would call about her grandsons and tell us about their accomplishments. Although we are sad that she is gone we know she is in a better place with her beloved husband, Bob.

  2. Art and Joanne, Ken and Chuddy, Stephen, David, and Scott: We are very sorry for your loss but we know you are blessed with sweet memories of your mom and grandmother. This is our opportunity to honor Ann’s wonderful long life-We will always remember a sweet and gentle lady. Our blessings to your family in this time of sadness. Love, Viv, Benny, Keith, Sean, Jennifer, and Mia

  3. Art and JoAnne, We send our deepest sympathies to you during this difficult time. May you cherish good memories and allow them to help you get through this sorrowful time. You are in our hearts and minds. With love, Hank, Shirley, Hank II, Glenn and Weston

  4. It feels like family when a life-long friend loses a family member. Art, your mom always made your home a warm and welcoming environment, whether it was during our youth or when we visited with our own kids. Two great people, Bob and Ann are together again and may the entire family draw upon the richness of the great memories you share.

  5. Ken, Chuddy and boys, Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of you. It is never easy to lose someone so loved, no matter the age or circumstance. Know that your good memories will help you to get through. We love you, Hank, Shirley, Hank II, Glenn and Weston

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