Gertrude "May" Watt

  • Died: January 2, 2018
  • Location: Newington, Connecticut

Newington Memorial Funeral Home

20 Bonair Avenue
Newington, CT 06111
Tel. (860) 666-0600

Tribute & Message From The Family

Beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother

Gertrude "May" Watt, 93, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. She was the beloved wife of the late James S. Watt. Born in Cambridge, MA, she was a longtime Newington resident and member of the Church of Christ, Congregational. She retired from the Newington Children's Hospital and was an active member of their retirees club. She loved spending her winters with her husband in Jensen Beach, FL for many years. A loving mother and grandmother, she leaves her son David Watt and his wife Susan of Vero Beach, FL and her daughter Judie O'Connor and her husband Brian of Newington, her grandchildren, Lindsay Bergstrom, Melanie Karadeniz and husband Deniz, Stephen Mills and wife Amy, Erik Mills and wife Jennifer, and great grandchildren Chloe Bergstrom, Reis Karadeniz, Bennett, Graham, Mason, Lucy and Sienna Mills. She also leaves her brother, Charles Brown of NC and many nieces and nephews, including her devoted nephew, John Sutcliffe and his wife Marcia of MA. She was predeceased by her two sisters, Elizabeth Wills and Anne Sutcliffe. Her funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 6th, at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Christ, Congregational, 1075 Main St., Newington. Burial will follow in West Meadow Cemetery, Newington. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, January 5th, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave., Newington. Memorial donations may be made to the Church of Christ, Congregational, 1075 Main St., Newington or to the CT Children's Medical Center Foundation, 282 Washington St., Hartford, CT 06106.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

We never met. You called me after Christmas thanking me for the ornament I made for you. I only knew you through the phone. My heart broke today when I was told. I pray for peace for your family and friends. Knowing you were truly loved by all the lives you touched. Both directly and indirectly.

Posted by Jeanette Santos - hartford, CT   January 08, 2018

My sincere condolences go out to David, my student of forty-four years ago. Dave was fortunate to have had wonderful parents, steady and conventional at a time in America when everything was in social upheaval, testing traditional systems. Dave was a calm and poised young man amid all that chaos, and he has his parents to thank for it. Apples don't fall too far from the tree, even in the windstorms of social change. Dave had his parents for a long, long time and must be grateful for that as he faces their loss.
William G. Hall, NHS (retired in his nineteenth year)

Posted by Williiam Hall - Newington, CT   January 05, 2018

With sincere sympathy to May's family. She was a good friend and will be truly missed. I have many fond memories of May and Jim, especially the special times my husband Paul and I shared with them vacationing on "Nettle's Island" in Florida. It has been a pleasure knowing May throughout the years working at NCH and our continued friendship in retirement. We share in your sorrow

Posted by Jean & Paul Leppert - Wethersfield, CT - Friend   January 05, 2018

May was one of my best friends. We talked every day on the phone even when she was in Virginia and I was in Florida. I will miss her very much. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to her family. I love you May and may you rest in peace.

Posted by Betty Trombley - Newington, CT - Family Friend   January 05, 2018

My deepest sympathy to the May's family. I am going to miss May. We would communicate by phone or letters. She was a wonderful lady and a good friend.

Posted by Lucy Poli - Biddeford, ME - Friend   January 04, 2018

With deepest sympathy during your time of mourning.

Posted by Newington Memorial Funeral Home Duksa Family Funeral Homes - Newington, CT   January 04, 2018

May (Mayze), a beautiful child of God, will now be numbered among the angels in heaven. May and our mom, Mary Lou, worked together at Newington Children's Hospital and were such great friends. I loved having conversations with May both in person and on the phone. It is very easy to see why her children, David and Judie, are such wonderful people. May and her husband Jim were great parents. Heaven is aquiring a new, beautiful angel and her name is Gertrude "May" Watt.

Posted by Jim Giangreco - Newington, CT - Friend   January 02, 2018

We are very sad to hear of the passing of our beloved May Watt. She was a beautiful friend to our Mom and our family. We will miss her dearly and our hearts go out to her family. With Love, Jay, Michelle, and Greyson Giangreco

Posted by Jay Giangreco - South Glastonbury, CT - Family Friend   January 02, 2018

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May always told me how much she loved this picture. Jim Giangreco