KINGSFORD — Patricia Marvel Watson, 81, of Kingsford, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, at Freeman’s Nursing and Rehabilitation from COVID-19.
She was born on Feb. 18, 1939, to Waldamer Tauscheck and Marvel (Leslie) Tauscheck. She attended Iron Mountain High School, graduating in 1957. Patricia was a life-long resident of the area.
Patricia was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She was a very generous, compassionate and happy person, well known for her kindness and loved by all. As her children grew older, she began working at the Big Boy Restaurant in Kingsford, eventually transferring to the Big Boy Restaurant in Iron Mountain, where she worked in various positions until her retirement. She was lovingly known as “Patty Melt” by her co-workers and customers. Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were her world.
Patricia is survived by three daughters, Pamela (William) Revord, Cynthia Vivio (Tony Campbell), Brenda (Patrick) Chartier; son-in-law, David Vivio; and two step-daughters, Joanne Saunders and Margo Bradley; grandchildren, Holly (Adam) DeGroot, Dani Revord, Gabrielle Revord, Heather (Peter) Burby, David (Erika) Vivio, Brooke (Dan) Shogren, Mandy Chartier (Jarrad Maki), Teri (Jon) Wilder, James Chartier (Jackie Paupore); great-grandchildren, Abigail McCarthy, Sierra DeBernardi, Lexy Shogren, Emma Witter, Ethan and Grace Wilder, Ethan, Owen and Norah Vivio and Lennon Burby; and step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Gloria Johnson, sister-in-law, Delores Hamby, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her son, Jamie Scott Watson; step-son, Marc Watson; her father, Waldemar Tauscheck; her mother, Marvel Izzo; brothers, Ferdinand and Robert Tauscheck and Dominic lzzo; sister, Barbara Tippett; sister-in-law, Ilamae Tauscheck and brothers-in-law, Earl Tippett and Eldon Johnson.
Visitation will be held on Monday, Aug. 2 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Kingsford. Father Michael Woempner will offer the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be in Iron Mountain Cemetery Park.
Condolences to the family of Patricia M. Watson may be expressed online at www.ernashfuneralhomes.com.
The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home with the arrangements.