William E. Huston, 81

William E. Huston

LIMINGTON — William E. Huston, 81, died peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House with his loving family by his side.

William was born in Portland on July 8, 1937, the son of the late Martin T. and Mary A. (Wallace) Huston. He attended local schools and graduated from Portland High School in the Class of 1955. He then enlisted and served in the United States Marines.

On July 18, 1964, William married the love of his life, Shirley Burrill at St. Patrick’s Church in Portland.

Following high school, William went to work at Bancroft & Martin Steel Corporation for more than 20-plus years. He then worked as truck driver for the Aurora Casket Company, a position he held for 15-plus years until his position was eliminated. He ended his working career at T.J. Maxx, retiring in 2011.

In his spare time, William loved horse racing and could often be found at Scarborough Downs. He was an avid New England sports fan following the Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox and the Patriots.

He and Shirley enjoyed trips to Las Vegas, Nev. and he had the opportunity to travel to Ireland with his daughter-in-law, the trip of a lifetime. His greatest passion was the time he spent surrounded by and caring for his family, which earned him the nickname of “The Chief.” His son commented that he would call family members several times a day just to check in and make sure everyone was alright.

William was predeceased by his wife, Shirley Huston in 2006; a sister, Maureen Spears; two brothers, John P. and Frank W. Huston.

He is survived by two sons, William M. Huston of Las Vegas, Nev. and John Huston of Limington; a daughter, Jodi Emmons of South Berwick; and three grandchildren including Steven Durham of Bridgton.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 at Calvary Cemetery, Broadway, South Portland. Arrangements are under the direction of the Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland. To view William’s memorial page, or to share an online condolence, please visit www.ConroyTullyWalker.com

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