OBIT: Alice “Betty” Rowan, Volunteered at Library, Historical Society; Memorial Service Planned

Alice (Betty) Elizabeth Rowan died peacefully in Marietta, Ga., on December 27, 2020. Betty was predeceased in death by her parents Edward and Alice (Maglinchy) Rowan and five siblings. Betty was welcomed into the home of Richard and Rose (Rowan) Monahan of Watertown as a young child upon the death of her parents. She graduated from Watertown High School and Burdett College. She worked in administrative positions with publishing and financial companies.

OBIT: John Flynn, 63, Served as Watertown Town Clerk for 26 Years

Long-time Watertown Town Clerk John Flynn. John “Jack” Flynn, who served as the Town Clerk of Watertown for more than a quarter century, died on Friday, May 7, 2021 after a brief illness. He was 63 years old. Born in Cambridge, he served as Deputy City Clerk and Principal Budget Analyst for the City of Cambridge before becoming Watertown’s Town Clerk in 1995. He retired in 2021.

OBIT: Samantha Lee Chase, 32, Grew Up in Watertown, Dog Lover

Samantha Lee Chase

Samantha Lee Chase of Watertown, passed away suddenly on March 12, 2021 at the age of 32. Sam was the loving daughter of David A. Chase & Lisa L. (Yankowski) Chase of Watertown. Born in Cambridge, she grew up and was raised in Watertown. Samantha spent 12 years in the Watertown Public School system, graduating from Watertown High School on 2006. After high school she obtained her degreein massage therapy.

OBIT: Dr. Kuhn Hong Lee, 83, Dedicated Rotary Member

Dr. Kuhn Hong Lee

Longtime Watertown Rotary Club member Dr. Kuhn Hong Lee passed away on Jan. 21, 2021 at the age of 83. He was born in South Korea, and moved to Minnesota in 1970. He and his wife Bang Won lived there until 2008, when they moved to Cambridge. He served as the director of the International Student Office of Minnesota State University, Mankato for nearly 30 years.

OBIT: Henry Zeytoonjian, Dedicated Member of St. James Church, Worked at Watertown Condos

Henry Zeytoonjian

Henry Zeytoonjian, a devoted member of the St. James Armenian Church in Watertown who was also well known to the residents of a condo complex in town, died on Oct. 14, 2020. A longtime resident of Dover, Henry was the son of survivors of the Armenian Genocide. He also served as the superintendent at Newtown Condos in Watertown for over 35 years.

OBIT: Bernadette Corbett, 95, Active in Watertown, Travel Lover

Bernadette Corbett

M. Bernadette (O’Donnell) Corbett, born August 7, 1924. Loving daughter of John (Jack, “Pop”) O’Donnell and Margaret (“Ma”) Hession O’Donnell (both deceased); widow of John F. Corbett (deceased 1999); mother of Peter, Marybeth, Stephen, David, Philip and Tim; mother-in-law of Tobie Atlas, Lee Corbett, Mary Callahan and Jesus Alvarez Piñera; grandmother of Alisha Elliott, Noah Atlas, and Bernadette, Stephanie, John, Eamon and Una Corbett; great-grandmother of Natalie Elliott. Dear sister of the late Claire Olsen, Janet Aucoin, and Arlene Durkin. Bernie was born in Swampscott, Mass, and moved to Watertown in the eighth grade, where she attended St. Patrick’s Grammar School and High School.

OBIT: Nancy (Blair) Dota, 81, Watertown High Class of 1956

Nancy Dota

Nancy R. (Blair) Dota, a longtime resident of Westford, age 81, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at Apple Valley Nursing Center in Ayer. She was the beloved wife of Frank N. Dota with whom she shared 66 years of marriage. She was born in Watertown, MA on January 8, 1938 and was a daughter of the late Malcom and Margaret (Sullivan) Blair. She graduated from Watertown High School in 1956

Nancy was employed for many years as a Lab Technician at Teledyne, Inc. Nancy was very athletic and enjoyed being outdoors and swimming on Nabnasset Lake. She loved spending time with family and friends and hosting family gatherings at her home.