Carl Watters

Died: October 14, 2020
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Carl was born on June 9, 1942 in Brockton, MA to George and Betty (Carmichael) Watters.


He graduated from Aroostook County Regional High School in Mars Hill Maine. He worked fulltime at the Quincy Shipyard with a young family while also going to night school for ten years to earn his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University. Carl had numerous accomplishments throughout his thirty-five year career with Stone & Webster allowing him to work in Taiwan for four years and travel the world.


In 1964, he felt blessed to marry the love of his life Mary (Sullivan) Watters. They created a life together in Sandwich, MA with four children and thirteen grandchildren. He will be truly missed by his family Eric and Giovanna Watters (Danielle and Erica), Scott and Richard Watters (Jordan, Sierra and Riley), Lisa and Rick Vasile (Gabrielle, Ava and Andrew) and Debby and Hank Cook (Mary, Kirsten, Juliette, Annalise and Gordie) as well as his three siblings and their spouses, Peter and Linda Watters, Marsha and Steve Hanby and Joy and Al Watters and many nieces and nephews.


Sunsets always had a special place in their lives as a time to relax and reflect. Carl and Mary watched many around the world with a cocktail in their hand with a lifelong dream to visit all 7 continents. They enjoyed sailing and sipping throughout the Caribbean, snorkeling in Tortola, flying kites off the Great Wall of China, safaris and hot air balloon rides over the Serengeti, rowing a Mekong boat in Cambodia, sampling the local wines at the castles in Europe, exploring the Outback and snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, feeding the Kiwi birds in New Zealand, Touring the US National Parks, golfing in Hawaii and cruising through the inside passage of Alaska, and experiencing the engineering complexity of the Panama Canal locks. They enjoyed their last few years together snowbirding in Venice, FL. Carl toured Machu Picchu and the Galapagos with his sister and completed the 7 continent dream with his two daughters walking the El Caminito in Argentina and cruising along side penguins jumping from icebergs in Antarctica.


Anyone who spent time with Carl grew to expect a quiet man with a dry sense of humor who loved to solve puzzles, play card games, chase the golf ball and finish his crosswords. He would also think this is too sappy and has gone on too long but we don’t Shivagit.



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Died: October 14, 2020

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Christine (Salois) Fabbio posted on 10/28/20

So sorry to hear about your father. My thoughts and prayers are with the Watters family.


Mr.&Mrs. Richard England posted on 10/26/20

Deepest sympathy for the loss of your father. We enjoyed his company many times over.


Martha Stephens posted on 10/25/20

Dear Watters family, I send you all my deepest condolences for the passing of your dad. Truly a wonderful man. I have no ones email address so this is the only way I can contact you. Both your mom and dad were two of our best friends. They both are on my prayer list. Martha Stephens


Cheri McLean posted on 10/24/20

My heart is absolutely broken to hear this news. My husband and I had the pleasure to meet Carl and Mary way back in 2009 when they chose to spend the winter months in Englewood. My neighbors will be very sad to hear of his passing. Everyone liked Carl very much and would ask if he would be coming back next winter. He was such a pleasure to know. Our condolences to his children and family. Sincerely, Cheri and Tony McLean (Englewood-Overbrook)


Nancy GravesGerow posted on 10/23/20

Carl was a classmate throughout our High School Years. He was always good for a laugh and he Was a good friend All four years. I enjoyed spending time with him and have very fond memories of Times shared together.


Larry Weeks posted on 10/21/20

Carl came into our lives during my high school years and stayed through graduation in 1960. He just fit in with us Aroostook County Boys! Sports, poker games at Grews’ camp in E plantation, and girls! He was one of the very few people I have met, through life, that you can bet on and win. May your lessons learned be passed on. Larry Weeks


Debra Cook posted on 10/21/20

It is truly a blessing to hear so many wonderful things said about the first man I ever loved. He will always be my hero and the one person I aim the most to please and make smile. I loved him so much and just wish we had more time together. Thanks for everything you taught me, the values you instilled in me and the incredible trips we went on. I will miss you so much, I love you Dad!


Sandy and Rich Poitras posted on 10/21/20

We are so sorry to learn of Carl’s passing. Though our roots go back to high school, we will always cherish the wonderful memories we shared with Carl and Mary and the “Inn Crowd”. From the weekend trips throughout New England to Hawaii and Alaska and the annual Watters Open golf outing. Carl’s sense of humor, easy going manner and culinary skills (Bisquick quiche) will always stand out. Our condolences to his lovely family. You are his legacy. With love, Sandy and Rich Poitras.


Andi and Frank Keohane posted on 10/21/20

In memory of Carl Watters, Andi and Frank Keohane lit a candle


Gary Zimmermann posted on 10/21/20

I will miss him. Carl was a good man.


Chuck Stevenson posted on 10/21/20

Carl was a good friend and I will miss his companionship. Both being widowers we would meet for dinner at various restaurants, many times at Howard’s where he was known as “Bourbon Carl”. One time we set up a meet but we each went to a different place. I don’t think he would have ever said anything about it if I hadn’t ask him. Chuck Stevenson


Joseph Stephens posted on 10/21/20

Dear Eric,Scott, Lisa & Debbie My sincere condolences on your Dad's passing One Helluva nice man. Sincerely Joe Stephens


Tim Greene posted on 10/20/20

Watters Family, We are very sorry for your loss. What an incredible mark on the world he left! May you find comfort in the memories that you will hold forever. Regards, Tim and Linda Greene Family


Rajka posted on 10/19/20

What an amazing man! May he live in your family's hearts forever and rest in eternal peace. Sending love hugs and prayers to you all!


Gloria Cosquete posted on 10/19/20

Dear Lisa and Family, So sorry for your loss. After reading the full obituary you should feel proud that your dad lived his life to the fullest - on his own terms. What an amazing man he must have been. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. May the memories of your dad get you through this difficult time. Our deepest sympathies. God Bless. The Cosquete's


Achina Stein posted on 10/18/20

What a wonderful life! May you revel in the memories of the person that he was and the spirit that he is as he lives in your heart. Hugs and much love to you and your family.


Kate posted on 10/18/20

Hello Lisa & family, He sounded like the best way to live is just do it!!!! Keep all your memories close to your heart!! Xo so sorry for your loss! Xo


Michelle Salafia posted on 10/16/20

We are so very sorry for this great loss! He was an incredible man who ALWAYS wore a sweet smile . We were BLESSED and are grateful for the many Christmases he spent with us at our home. He would love to tease us and he always made us feel like a part of "his family " as well. I will never forget the smile he wore when we gave him an electric wine bottle opener to go along with his wine for Christmas! He was so funny about it and I can still feel his tight hugs!!! Our hearts are broken and we will cherish him and the wonderful memories! Thank you for sharing your Father/grandfather/brother ( and Mom) with us! He will ALWAYS be by your sides and lives in you all! He lived a beautiful life and we should all learn from him. All our love, Michelle & Rosario Salafia & family xoxo


Betsy Barney posted on 10/16/20

Our Heartfelt condolences to the family. Betsy and a Bill Barney