The Rev. Joan R. Watson, 77, formerly of Medford, an Episcopal priest, died of metastatic melanoma Wednesday, Sept. 25, at her daughter's home in Alpharetta, Ga.
Rev. Watson was rector at Grace Episcopal Church in Pemberton for more than 20 years until she retired in 2006.
Born in Runnemede, Rev. Watson graduated from Audubon High School in 1953 and earned a bachelor's degree in business and social work.
She then earned a master's in social work at the University of Pennsylvania and a master's of divinity at the General Theological Seminary in New York, daughter Sue Hamilton said.
Rev. Watson was ordained on Oct. 1, 1985, and served at St. Bartholomew's Church in Cherry Hill before her stay at Pemberton.