Dorothy Watterson
Wednesday
7
November

Visiting Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home
465 Spring Street
Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Thursday
8
November

Mass of Christian Burial

9:30 am
Thursday, November 8, 2018
St. Joseph Church
Broadway & Mann Avenue
Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Thursday
8
November

Burial

10:45 am
Thursday, November 8, 2018
St. Columba Cemetery Chapel
465 Brown's Lane
Middletown, Rhode Island, United States

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations

Catholic Relief Services PO Box 17090 Baltimore, MD 21297-0303 St. Vincent de Paul Society c/o St. Joseph Church 5 Mann Ave Newport, RI 02840

Obituary of Dorothy Watterson

Dorothy Heffernan Watterson, 96, of Newport passed away peacefully at home, Sunday, November 4th, 2018 with her family by her side.  She was blessed with a 65-year marriage to the love of her life, her late husband, Vincent. 

She was the beloved mother of William Watterson, Mary (Michael) Trainor, Nancy (Paul) Primiano, Jane (Dave) Riley and Steven (Heidi) Watterson – “Nana” to 17 grandchildren and “Grana” to 15 great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly.  She was pre-deceased by her beloved grandson, Brian Trainor, her brother William Heffernan, as well as many dear friends.  She leaves a brother, Robert (Doris) Heffernan and many nieces and nephews.

She was a graduate of Rogers High School and Our Lady of the Elms College where she was valedictorian.  She was one of five people to complete the first master’s degree program at Salve Regina University in 1975.  Dorothy was an honored reading specialist in the Newport city school system for many years.

Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 4-7pm at the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring Street, Newport.  A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018 in St. Joseph’s Church, corner of Broadway & Mann Avenue, Newport at 9:30 am.  Burial will follow in St. Columba Cemetery, 465 Brown’s Lane, Middletown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Catholic Relief Services, PO Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21297-0303 or to the St. Vincent de Paul Society c/o St. Joseph Church (serving the needy of Newport), 5 Mann Ave, Newport, RI 02840.

Funeral arrangements are by the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home.  For more information and online condolences, please visit www.oneillhayes.com.

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