Muriel J. Weston, 85, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Muriel J. Weston, 85, Watertown, passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, with her children by her side.

Muriel was born May 27, 1936, in Lampton, Quebec, a daughter of Arthur and Imelda Rousseau.

While working at Pastry Shop in Valleyfield, Quebec she met a man named Robert (Bob). Bob worked for New York Central Railroad at the time, Bob did not speak French, and Muriel did not speak English. She would tell us that her best friend would have to go on their dates with them and translate the conversations. The translations must have worked because Bob asked Muriel to marry him and the couple were married on July 2, 1960, in Watertown, NY.

The couple had a daughter and a son. She was at homemaker until 1978 when she started part-time work at the Sacred Heart School Cafeteria in Watertown. Later she became the cafeteria manager until her retirement in 2003. She was also a cook for the priests living at the Sacred Heart Rectory.

She enjoyed going gambling and talking with her best friends, the family camp in Chaumont where she spent summers at. She only needed two tv stations to watch (55) American Pickers or (57) Fox News.

Muriel is survived by a daughter, Sharon (Kip) Dutton, of PA; a son, Scott (Julie) Weston, of Watertown; a granddaughter, Shelby Perkins, of PA, two brothers Jacques (Nicole) Rousseau of Quebec, and Michel (Denise) Rousseu of Quebec, two sisters, Gaetane of Quebec, and Pauline of Quebec; and extended family members.

Muriel was predeceased by her husband Robert, five brothers, Roland, Paul, Fernand, Real, Hilaire, and a sister, Therese.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc. Calling hours will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, and from 10 a.m. Saturday until the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial will be held in the spring.

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