Francis Patrick Watson

Passed: March 02, 2023

Francis Patrick Watson

Passed: March 02, 2023


 width=Francis Patrick Watson of Avondale, AZ passed away March 2, 2023 at the age of 76. He was born January 13, 1947 in Homestead, Pennsylvania to Frank and Elva (nee Gibson) Watson. He was preceded in death by both parents and his brother Keith.

Francis was raised in Homestead and graduated from West Mifflin North High School in 1964. In 1966, he joined the United States Army and served in Korea. He married Connie Ayers in 1972 and together they raised their sons Eric and Kevin. The family relocated to Arizona in September 1981, where he worked as a Computer Programmer and IT Director for many years.

Francis was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He had a huge heart and wanted to take care of those around them. Family was always first to him. His memory will live on in our hearts and will be celebrated every day.

Francis is survived by his wife of 51 years, Connie Watson; sons, Eric (Barbara) and Kevin (Jennifer) Watson; sister, Eileen Kardell; brother, Michael Watson and his five beloved grandchildren, Madalyn, Kevin II, Victoria, Stella Mae & Gretchyn.

A visitation will begin at 10:30AM on Sunday, April 2 at Thompson Funeral Chapel. A memorial service will begin at 11am.


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24 responses to Francis Patrick Watson

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  1. Stefanni says:

    My Condolences to the family! Fran was my lunch buddy at Cartwright School District. I had the pleasure of working with him in my dept. He will surely be missed.

  2. I so enjoyed working with Fran through the years. We had a lot of laughs. My heart goes out to his family.

  3. Mel says:

    I DJ’ed a Holiday Party for Abrazo West at the Wigwam Resort. I worked with his lovely wife, Connie. They were absolutely adorable together. He quietly came up to me to request “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” by Frankie Vali. I saw MANY years of a wonderful couple right there on that dance floor as the music played. After the song, Fran thanked me generously. May he rest in paradise.

  4. Elza Macias says:

    Fran was a kind gentle soul that brought light into all those that knew him. What a wonderful testament to him and his family.

    My sincerest condolences to the Watson Family.

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