Joan Lorraine Watson, a resident of Noyac for the past 25 years, died at Southampton Hospital on Saturday, April 13. She was 85 years old.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of Thomas and Amelia (Grote) Watson.
Mrs. Watson was an educator and school principal. A graduate of St. John’s University, where she received bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees, she taught junior and senior high school in Levittown, L.I., and elementary school in Catholic schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn.
She was Principal of School of Religion, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Brooklyn from 1962 to 1964, before beginning her career in the Levittown School District. In 1982 she became district-wide chairperson for coordination of social studies.
Ms. Watson is survived by her good friend and caregiver, Tatiana Rozentale. She is also survived by her aunt, Dolly Grote, and cousin, Kenneth Watson.
Visiting was held at Yardley & Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor on Wednesday, April 17, with a Mass following at St. Andrews R.C. Church.
Interment was at Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury, L.I.
The family asks that memorial donations be made to the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps, or Southampton Town Police PBA.