Obituary: Joan Braunreuther Watson, 86, of Shelton

Joan Braunreuther Watson, 86, of Shelton, wife of the late Robert Beers Watson, died April 5, at Bridgeport Hospital.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Sept. 27, 1929, daughter of the late John and Anna Zimmermann Braunreuther.

Survivors include her children, Laura M. Pappas and her husband, George of Millbury, Mass., Robert J. Watson and his wife, Judy of Southlake, Texas, Ruth A. Watson of Shelton, Paul D. Watson and his wife, Elaine of Stratford, Peter T. Watson and his wife, Julie of Williston, Vt., Elizabeth T. Roberts and her husband, Ken of Jericho, N.Y. and Patricia L. Clyde and her husband, Art of Norwood, N.J., a brother, Robert J. Braunreuther, S.J., Fairfield University, a sister, Rita Good of San Diego, Calif., 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Richard and Ronnie Braunreuther and a sister, Ruth D’Errico.

Burial: Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport.

Memorial contributions: St. Catherine of Siena Church, 200 Shelton Rd., Trumbull, CT 06611.

Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, Trumbull.