The Watson Funeral Home is a family owned and operated independent business that was founded in 1929 by the late Arthur Watson and operated by he and his wife, Lillian, until they retired in 1959. Ernest Ladd Jr. purchased the firm in 1962 and operated the funeral home until his retirement in 1992.
Ernest Ladd III then took over the family business and operated it along with his wife Jean, son, Ernest 'Chip' Ladd IV, and licensed funeral director and son in law, Ronald Naum.
In the spring of 2011, Ernest Ladd III announced the merger of the Watson Funeral Home, Inc. with the LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc. of Camden, NY. Then in September of 2015, Traub Funeral Home, Inc. of Central Square acquired Watson Funeral Home from Mark LaRobardiere and continues to carry on the Watson Funeral Home and Ladd family tradition of service.
The Traub family has been serving the Central Square and surrounding communities for over 160 years. Now, combined with the Watson Funeral Home's tradition of service, both locations will be able to provide quality affordable service for years to come.
Watson Funeral Home provides every option for either burial or cremation, tailoring each service to honor the loved one that has passed.
Watson Funeral Home proudly serves the communities of Central Square, Bernhards Bay, Brewerton, Caughdenoy, Cleveland, Constantia, Hastings, Jewell, Mallory, Palermo, Parish, Pennellville, Sand Ridge, Schroeppel, and West Monroe, NY.
Our staff is on call 24/7 and may be reached at (315)676-5233.