Sarah Martha Watson

VASSALBORO – Sarah Martha Watson, 48, passed away unexpectedly with loved ones by her side on March 20, 2023.

Born in Winslow on June 18, 1974, she was the daughter of Wayne Lemieux and Doreen (Pelham) Lee. She attended Winslow High School, Fisher College, and University of Maine – Augusta where she received her bachelor’s degree.

Sarah was employed by Maine Service Employees Union (MSEA-SEIU) where she advocated for employees, their families, and the programs across the State of Maine. Her passion for her fellow workers and equality was unwavering and unmatched; advocating for those that could not themselves or needed encouragement to push beyond what they thought possible, was a lifelong passion.

She loved spending time with her family first and foremost, friends, working in her garden, floating in her pool, creating her artwork and crafts, finding beauty in everything with her photography, and watching her daughter’s horseback riding. Her life was dedicated to her family, especially her daughters, whether advocating for appropriate healthcare, teaching them how to be strong independent women, or being the cool mom that all their friends loved to be with.

Sarah was predeceased by her father, Wayne Lemieux; her daughter, Katherine White (her “Katiebug”); and stepbrother, Randall Lee.

Sarah is survived by her husband Tyler Watson; daughter, Julia White; parents, Doreen Lee and her husband Skip, and Ruth Lemieux; brothers Adam Lemieux and his wife Tania, James Lemieux and his partner Stacey; stepsister, Wanda Lee and stepbrothers Rodney Lee and his wife Sue, Roger Lee, and Rex Lee and his wife Rebecca; mother-in-law, Sharon Hill and her husband Cliff, father-in-law, Roy Watson and his wife Diane; sister-in-law, Lindsay Mutegi; and several other loved ones. She is also survived by her furbabies, Sadie, Jackson, Maximus, Singey, Lincoln, and Mochi.

The family would like to thank all her friends that she was fiercely loyal to for supporting her over the years and the extended family that remained in contact. Words cannot express what she meant to those in her life and what they all meant to her over the years.

A celebration of life will be held at St. Bridget Center, 864 Main St., Vassalboro on Thursday, March 30 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The family requests that all those able to attend wear a plaid flannel in Sarah’s honor.

Arrangements are in the care of Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield where memories can be shared, and an online register book signed by visiting

In lieu of flowers, the Watson family respectfully requests contributions in Sarah’s memory be made to the

Ronald McDonald House

250 Brackett St.,

Portland, ME 04102

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