JORDAN — Matilda L. “Tillie” Watkins, 96, of Jordan, passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in the Commons on St. Anthony, Auburn.

Born in New York City, she was the daughter of John and Angelina Massato Albano. Tillie was a 1939 graduate of Port Byron High School. She was a longtime communicant of St. Patrick’s Church, Jordan. Tillie was a legend at Jordan-Elbridge High School where she supervised the students during lunch time in the cafeteria. As the “lunch lady,” she was a kindhearted person who liked order during her cafeteria duty.

She was the widow of Melvin B. Watkins who died in 2012.

Surviving are a son, Melvin B. (Marjorie) Watkins Jr.; a daughter, Dr. Carol Diane Watkins; two grandchildren, Christopher and Nicole; and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb 16, in St. Patrick’s Church. Spring burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Jordan.

The Bush Funeral Home of Elbridge has charge of arrangements.


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