Hazel R. Watson, 91, Copenhagen

COPENHAGEN, NY – Hazel R. Watson, 91, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, at her daughter’s home in Massachusetts.

Born Dec. 20, 1930, in Watertown, NY, she was the second of four children born to mink ranchers Uhlan and Marion (Curtis) Young, Copenhagen. She attended Tylerville and Copenhagen schools.

Hazel married Quentin N. Watson, USAF, on Dec. 27, 1952, in Tucson, Arizona. They were later stationed at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Boise, Idaho, where their daughter was born. They retired to Copenhagen in 1963 where they lived for many years. Quentin passed away in 1993.

Hazel was an avid reader, a Civil War enthusiast, and served as an Officer and Store Keeper for the New York State Covered Bridge Society.

She is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth “Libby” DeSimone; a son-in-law, John Todd; two grandsons, Anthony and Christopher DeSimone; a great-granddaughter, two great-grandsons, all of Massachusetts; and many nieces and nephews.

Interment and graveside service will be at South Rutland Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Friends of Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice at www.friendsofnnsh@yahoo.com would be greatly appreciated.

Local arrangements are being handled by the Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc., 500 State St., Carthage, NY.

Online condolences may be made at lundyfuneralhome.com