Sharon M. Watkins, formerly of Addison

ADDISON / HORNELL-Sharon M. Watkins, 71, formerly of Addison, NY died Friday evening (November 11, 2016) at Elderwood of Hornell Nursing Facility in North Hornell where she had resided for the past 1 ½ years.

Born in Louisville, KY on October 25, 1945, she was the daughter of Darwin & Anna (Gregory) Vergason.

Sharon grew up in Coudersport, PA where she attended high school. She lived in Addison for about 30 years and had been employed for many years at Metamora Products Corp in Elkland, PA.

She enjoyed watching TV (especially the Sci-Fi stations). She had a deep love of animals, and throughout the years owned several cats.

Sharon was married on June 4, 1997 to Merlin Watkins who died in 2012. She was also preceded in death by her son, Francis “Buddy” Cavallaro who died in 1991.

Surviving are her daughter, Patsy (Steven) Givens of Wellsville; her mother, Anna Robertson of Kentucky; 3 grandchildren, Andrew (Amanda) Dixon, Ashley Dixon and Zachary Dixon; 1 great-grandson, Elliott Dixon; several brothers & sisters from Kentucky; several nieces & nephews.

At Sharon’s request there will be no calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

Sharon’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to Elderwood at Hornell (Activities Department), 1 Bethesda Dr., Hornell, NY 14843.

To leave an online condolence or share a memory, visit the Dagon Funeral Home.