Blaine F. Watson, 75

Blaine Watson

Blaine Watson

PORTLAND — Blaine “Toot” F. Watson, 75, of Portland died on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 at the Seaside Nursing Home after a long battle with cancer. He was the special companion of Trudie McLellan of Portland.

He was born in Portland, Nov. 26, 1940 a son of the late Royal F. and Geraldine (Orne) Watson.  He grew up in Cape Elizabeth and Portland.

He served his country, starting at the age of 17, by serving one tour with the U.S. Marine Corps.

Toot spent 27 years at Fairchild Semiconductor in South Portland, after retiring he went on to open his own business, a food wagon, called “Toots” in Standish, where he made his own homemade doughnuts on the spot.

He was an avid outdoorsman, belonging to several snowmobile and ATV clubs in the area. Toot also enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping throughout Maine and New Hampshire. He was also a member of the American Legion Post, as well as a season ticket holder to the Portland Pirates.

Besides Trudie, he is survived by three sons, Kevin M. L’Heureux of Standish, Royal Watson of Windham and Steven Watson of Windham; three grandsons and a granddaughter; two brothers, Tom Watson of Sebago and Jeff Watson of Hampton, N.H.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also the brother of the late Douglas Mallar, who died Jan. 16, 2014.

A memorial service was held on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Avenue, Portland.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project, 150 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 202, Cambridge, MA 02140.

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