Helen M. Watson


Helen M. Watson, 71, passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2018, surrounded by her family. Born in Saratoga Springs, NY on December 11, 1946, she was the daughter of Ray and Helen Taylor. She was a graduate of Ballston Spa High School.

Helen was a wife, mother, grandmother, nana and friend, who lovingly raised and cared for her children and grandchildren. Family was her greatest joy and she treasured holidays and family gatherings.

She was predeceased by her son Gary, sister Grace, and brothers David, Wayne and Robert. Helen is survived by her husband Barry, children Barry Watson, Jr. and his companion Theresa Suozzi of Ballston Spa, and Melissa Camp and her husband Bryan of Malta; grandchildren Barry Watson III, Brandon Watson, and Nicole Manning; brother Herb Taylor and his wife Sandy; sister Patricia Klaus and her husband Chuck; and several nieces and nephews.

Private family services will be held. Memorial contributions in memory of Helen may be made to Gateway House of Peace, 470 Rowland Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Guest Book

Billie Jo Haskell

Mr. Watson, Barry, Melissa and family:

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope memories give you all strength to get through the days ahead. Much love to all of you.

Billie Jo

Timothy Brown. Class of ‘87

Melissa and family,
My sincere condolences on the loss of your mom. I will have your family in my prayers and from your post you have much to remember and cherish.

Kelly and Todd Muiznieks and Pat and Chalie Klaus

We are so sorry for your loss. Helen was a dear Aunt and sister. She was truly loved by us all. May she rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with the rest of the family.

Natalie Keenan

Melissa & Family,
I am so sorry for your loss and I am keeping you in my thoughts & prayers. May the good memories help get you through this most difficult time and know that you have a guardian angel looking after you and always beside you!

Dana Paradise-Knowlton

Melissa - May time bring you and your family peace and comfort while you remember and cherish the memories of your Mom. I am sorry for your loss and keep you in my prayers for strength and peace.

John Cook

Barry, Melissa, and Barry,
Very sorry to hear of Helens passing. Thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.
John Cook and Family

Mike & Sandie Spagnola

Melissa & Nicole,

My sincere condolences on your loss. Your Mom/Nana will live on in you. If there is anything you need, don't hesitate to ask.

Mike & Sandie

Diana Reynolds Jepson

My sincere condolences to Barry and the family. Please have the family check the following Facebook websites:

Ballston Spa Class of 1964 and
Ballston Spa in the Sixties

Many of Helen's classmates and friends expressed their condolences through those mediums.
She was well loved.

Brandye Duff

My sincerest condolences go to the family and friends. I will continue to keep the family in prayer during this difficult time.

Frank Suozzi

Barry/Theresa & Family,

Our sincerest condolences on your loss. Helen will be in our prayers.
Suozzi Family

Melissa Camp

My mom was the most generous, kind, loving person; and I had the honor and privilege to call her Mom. In all my years there was never a time where she wasn’t there to lend a hand, give support or an ear to listen. Known as Nana by my daughter Nicole, she and Nana held a very special bond. From the very beginning Nana and my Dad, Poppy, cared for Nicole as a baby, toddler and young child. Their patience and guidance helped shape her into the wonderful, kind-hearted young woman she is today. Without a doubt, love for Nicole never wavered and grew day by day. Time goes so quickly and life passes by. Who would have known our time with this wonderful woman would end way too soon. You will always remain in our hearts Mom. The body gone, but your love and guiding presence will always remain. It was my honor to be by your side helping you through this part of your life’s journey. You are at peace now and for that I am forever grateful. You are always in my heart. All my love, mom.