Gordon A. Watkins Sr.
Gordon A. Watkins Sr. , 89 of Marlborough, CT, formerly of East Hartford, CT, beloved husband of 68 years to his all time sweetheart Lorraine (Simon) Watkins passed peacefully at home on Feb. 7, 2017 with his wife by his side. Gordon was born on May 20, 1927 to the late Leroy and Alta (Wadhams) Watkins of Bloomfield, CT. Gordon was a Teamster Local 559 Tractor Trailer driver for over 40 years driving for First National Stores and Wonder Bread Company. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was an avid Red Sox and UCONN sports fan, although his heartfelt joy came from sharing time with his family. Before and after retirement he and Lorraine took on many sights traveling the U.S. extensively in their camper. One of their favorite places to vacation year after year was at the family cottage on the beautiful rock bound coast of New Harbor, Maine. Besides his wife he is survived by his three sons Gordon A. Watkins Jr. and his significant other Kathleen Mihalyak of McCormick, SC., Leroy B. Watkins II and his wife Patricia Watkins of Marlborough, Jeffrey S. Watkins and his wife Heather Watkins of Broadbrook, CT, seven grandchildren Brian Watkins of Steamboat Springs, CO, Burton and Keri Watkins of Glastonbury, Krystal Watkins of Somerville, MA, Karley and husband Rob Root of Coventry, CT, Dawn and husband Jonathan Vieira of Dartmouth, MA, Austin and Violet Watkins of Broadbrook, CT, four great grandchildren Lillianna and Christian Vieria of Dartmouth, MA, Ava and Bennett Watkins of Glastonbury, CT, and several special nieces and nephews and special lifelong dear friends. Gordon also spoke fondly of his memories and remaining relatives in Goshen, CT. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his sister Helen Woodhull. Friends may call at the Spencer Funeral Home 112 Main St. East Hampton on Monday evening Feb. 13th from 6PM until 8PM. A Funeral service will be held Tuesday Feb. 14th at 11AM in Marlborough Congregational Church South Main St. Marlborough, CT. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family in Marlboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517. To leave online condolences please visit www.spencerfuneralhomeinc.com .
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