2008-10-23 / Obituaries

Payton Elizabeth Watson, 11

Payton Elizabeth Watson, 11, of Shady Cove Road, North Kingstown, died peacefully Oct. 19, 2008 surrounded by her loving family after a battle with acute myelogenous leukemia. She fought her disease with phenomenal strength, courage and hope.

She had an incredible zest for life and enormous love for her friends and family. She would have celebrated her 12th birthday on Nov. 18.

Born in Providence, she was the beloved daughter of Frank and Elizabeth (Goode) Watson and the cherished sister of Frankie Watson.

Payton was a seventh grader at Wickford Middle School where she was a member of the yearbook committee and the leadership program.

Payton enjoyed arts and crafts, swimming, going to the beach and Disneyworld. She played soccer from the age of 3.

Besides her parents and sister, she leaves her maternal grandmother, Frances Goode of Jamestown; and aunts and uncles, Ellen and Bill House of Jamestown, Barbara and Dan Tanguay of Boynton Beach, Fla., Cathy Goode of Jamestown, Theresa Botelho of Portsmouth, Timothy and Robert Goode both of Jamestown. She was the sister of the late Benjamin Watson and the paternal granddaughter of the late Benjamin and Bertha Watson. She also leaves her first cousins, Billy House, Ellen Andersen, Carl and Gage DeVellis, Rachel Sisson, Ken and Steven Lerner and Paul Botelho, as well as other relatives and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, at 10 a.m. in St. Mark Church, 60 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery, North Kingstown. Arrangements are by Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Payton's memory may be made to The Tomorrow Fund, RI Hospital Campus, 593 Eddy St., Providence, RI 02903 or the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps, 265 Church St., Suite 503, New Haven, CT 06510.

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