Joseph R. Araujo, 67, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Calling hours for Joseph R. Araujo will be 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 26, at Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown. There is no funeral planned at this time. Burial will be held at the convenience of his family.

Joseph passed away at Samaritan Medical Center Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. He was 67 years old.

Joseph was born Sept. 5, 1953, in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

He worked as a chef in San Francisco at various restaurants for over 20 years.

He is survived by his significant other, Dawn Hyde of Watertown; stepdaughter, Jessica Hyde (boyfriend Aaron Harris) of Watertown, and cats, Oreo & Smokey.

Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.

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