Daniel P. Watson, 66

Sep 25, 2017

Daniel P. Watson, 66, of New Bedford, passed away at home on September 20, 2017.

Born in New Bedford, the son of the late John E. Watson, Jr. and Ruth (Bragg) Watson, he lived in Dartmouth and New Bedford for most of his life.

Watson was a 1969 graduate of Laurelcrest Preparatory School in Bristol, Connecticut and then attended the University of Maine at Orono, where he earned business and education degrees. He worked in sales, and later earned licenses in drug and alcohol counseling where he found his most fulfilling and meaningful work in helping others battle addiction.

He loved playing, watching, and coaching sports and was involved in the Dartmouth Youth Athletic Association when his children were younger. He also enjoyed the ocean, boating, and fishing, where he would find peace on the water.

He is survived by his three children, Michael P. Watson and his wife Karen of Dartmouth, Matthew J. Watson of Fairhaven, and Sara J. Carter and her husband Kevin of Dartmouth; a brother, Mark N. Watson of Dartmouth; five grandchildren, Owen, Brennan, and Kyla Carter; Christopher and Rebecca Watson; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

His memorial service will be held on September 29 at 11 a.m. at the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. Burial will follow in Rural Cemetery. Visiting hours will be September 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. from 4-8 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to High Point Treatment Center WATC Program - ATTN: Kathy Norris, 72 Kilburn Street, New Bedford, MA 02740.

For directions and guestbook, visit www.saundersdwyer.com.