PORTLAND — Blaine “Toot” Watson, 75, of Portland, died Jan. 11, at Seaside Nursing Home after a long battle with cancer.
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 a tour with the Marine Corps after enlisting at age 17.
Watson was employed for 27 years at Fairchild Semiconductor in South Portland. After retiring, he owned and operated a food wagon called Toots in Standish, where he made his own homemade doughnuts.
Watson was an avid outdoorsman who belonged to several snowmobile and ATV clubs. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping throughout Maine and New Hampshire. Watson was a member of the American Legion, as well as a Portland Pirates season ticket holder.
He was predeceased by a brother, Douglas Mallar.
He is survived by his companion, Trudie McLellan, of Portland; three sons, Kevin M. L’Heureux, of Standish, Royal Watson, of Windham and Steven Watson, of Windham; three grandsons, Kevin L’Heureux Jr., of Standish, Francis Watson, of Windham and Owen Watson, of Windham; a granddaughter, Anastasia Hawes-Watson, of Westbrook; two brothers, Tom Waston, of Sebago and Jeff Watson, of Hampton, New Hampshire; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Jan. 19, at the Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery in Portland.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Watson’s memory can be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 150 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 202, Cambridge, MA 02140.