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Anita E. Watson

March 28, 1938 ~ June 19, 2021 (age 83)

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Anita E. Watson, 83 formerly of Lawrence, MA, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday June 19, 2021 with her family and friends by her side. Anita was the daughter of the late Donald A. and Eileen (Ashe) Watson. She is survived by her loving sister Dorothy A. Watson, many dear friends, and a very special friend, Debbie Brown.

Anita was a graduate of Lawrence High School. She began her career in banking where she spent forty-four years with Broadway Savings Bank, which later became known as First Essex Savings Bank. She served in many capacities in lending as a manager, executive assistant and assistant treasurer. Anita was a former member of the Savings Bank Women’s Association of Massachusetts.

Anita was formerly an active member of United Riverside Congregational Church in Lawrence, MA where she taught Sunday school, was a member of the choir, and filled the role of church secretary. She also served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for fifteen years and organist and choir director for thirteen years. Anita later became a member of First Church Congregational in Methuen, MA.

She was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and also enjoyed watching the New England Patriots. Her father was remembered as saying he didn’t have a son but he had a baseball pal.

Anita’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Compassus Hospice, 360 Senior Home Services and SYNERGY Home Care for their kindness and compassion in caring for Anita.  

Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for funeral services on Friday, June 25, 2021 at 11:00 am at First Church Congregational, 26 Pleasant St, Methuen. Due to Covid precautions, everyone must wear a mask in the church. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Methuen.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Church Congregational, 26 Pleasant St., Methuen, MA. 01844. Arrangements are by the Dewhirst & Boles Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen.

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Funeral Service
June 25, 2021

11:00 AM
First Church Congregational (Methuen)

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