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Watson, Ex-Tuckahoe Volunteer Fireman, Dies at 85

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. - Former volunteer fire fighter, Raymond F. Watson, of Eastchester, died Dec. 18. He was 85.

Born Apr. 6, 1926 in Port Chester, he was the son of Ruth and Raymond Watson. Working most of his life in the oil industry, Watson was a volunteer for the Village of Tuckahoe for over 40 years.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Fortunata Watson, his sons Edward (Debbie) Watson and Stephen (Darren Miller) Watson, his daughter Sharon (Greg) Speier and three granddaughters.

A memorial visitation was held at Westchester Funeral Home on Wednesday. A prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home in Eastchester, followed by a burial of ashes at Holy Mount Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Eastchester Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 482, Scarsdale, NY 10583.

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