Marcia Watson Obituary (2022) – Windsor, CT

Marcia Jensen Watson, 74, of Bloomfield, passed away peacefully with her husband of 49 years, Bill, and family on Sunday, March 6, 2022. Marcia was born in Hartford and raised in Bloomfield, CT, daughter by the late Howard and Osa Jensen. She was predeceased by her brother, Buddy, and is survived by her sister, Nancy Alford and brother-in-law Skip. In addition to her husband, Marcia is survived by her son, Adam Watson, his wife Lori Ungemah, and their children, Alexandra and Nico of Brooklyn, NY. She also leaves behind her daughter, Jennifer Mackowski, her husband Chris, and their children, Tyler and Alyssa of Granby, CT. His nephews and niece will also be fondly remembered, as well as many treasured friends. Marcia graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1965, received her bachelor’s degree from Skidmore College in 1969, and a master’s degree in deafblind education from Boston College in 1970. She first met Bill at Camp Harkness in Waterford, CT in mid-60s where they reconnected in 1971 and married the following summer. Marcia began her career as a teacher at the Connecticut Institute for the Blind (Oak Hill School) where she was recognized for her dedication to her deafblind students. She took a multi-year hiatus to raise her children, returning to Oak Hill as a group home supervisor. She ended her career as the director of Oak Hill Blindness Services at the main campus in Hartford. Marcia was an active member and leader of the Hartford Host Lions Club for many years and in her retirement was active in the West Hartford Art League. She had many artistic talents: stencil, calligraphy, screen printing, collage, knitting, needlepoint, interior and garden design. She particularly enjoyed reading, antiquing and collecting nesting dolls and Danish porcelain. Marcia was a devoted and caring wife and mother. Above all, her greatest joys were her grandchildren. She was so proud of their accomplishments. We hope she knows how much her influence has benefited us all. After residing for nearly 40 years in West Hartford on Mountain Road, the neighborhood of many lifelong friends, she and Bill moved back to her family home in Bloomfield. She loved this house and its landscape, reveling in the frequent sightings of birds and wildlife. Remember Marcia’s smile, her wit and caring nature, and how much she treasured visits from loved ones. Honor her by reaching out to a friend, being kind, and finding forgiveness. A visitation time for family and friends to gather will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor. The family will hold a celebration of his life in their yard on Kenmore Road this summer. In lieu of flowers, consider donating to one of Marcia’s favorite organizations. Camp Harkness via https://summercamp.oakhillct.org/about-camp-harkness/ , The Hartford Artisans Weaving Center via https://www.weavingcenter.org/donate or Bloomfield Public Library via https://bplct. org /about-the-library/support-the-library/ . To leave a message of condolence online for his family, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.

Published by Hartford Courant on March 10, 2022.

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