Bobby-Jo Watson-Cray

IMG 5035Richmond-Bobby-Jo Watson-Cray, “Bobby”, 49 of Richmond, ME, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on Thursday, July 13, 2023.

            Bobby was born on Wednesday, May 8, 1974, in Germany, the daughter of Doreen and Dennis Watson. She was raised in Richmond and attended local schools, graduating in 1992. Throughout her childhood, Bobby played soccer and dance, was involved in Ski and several other clubs, and excelled in academics. Her work ethic was noticeable from a young age, starting her career with the United States Postal Service when she was 18 and continuing for the past 30 years. She cherished her many years at the Brunswick post office, later moving on to Boothbay, East Boothbay, moving up to be Postmaster of Wiscasset, several other offices in between, and finishing her journey by becoming Postmaster in her hometown, Richmond.

            In 1999, Bobby welcomed her first daughter Caleigh with then-partner, Dana Shulman. In 2005 she began her life with her future husband, Chad Cray. In 2006, she and Chad went on to welcome her second daughter, Payton Cray; she also took part in raising her two step-daughters, Taylor and Ashley Cray, “The Girls”. 

            Bobby loved everything fiercely; her girls, her family, her friends, all animals, her many pets, being around babies, you name it. She loved the ocean, finding four-leaf clovers, and watching the sunrise and sunset. More than anything, Bobby loved being a mom. She wanted to give her girls the world, and more. She loved with so much passion and gave everything her all; spending time with family, going to all of her daughters’ events, spending time with her mom, bringing her dogs to the beach, and dancing. 

            Bobby-Jo is predeceased by her mother, Doreen Watson. She is survived by her father, Dennis Watson; loving husband, Chad Cray; daughter Caleigh Shulman and partner John Chapman, and daughter Payton Cray; step-daughters Taylor and Ashley Cray; brother Joshua Watson and partner Meagan Curtis; nieces and nephews Cailey Brillant, Cash, Charlotte, Piper, Quinn, and Wilder Watson.

A Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2023 from 2:00-4:00pm at the Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant Street, Richmond, ME.