John A. Waterhouse, 78

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PORTLAND — John A. Waterhouse, 78, of Portland, died Monday, April 15.

He was born in Scarborough, Nov. 12, 1934, to the late George and Alice Newcomb Waterhouse. He attended Scarborough schools, and lived his younger years in Scarborough.

Waterhouse was a Portland resident for more than 50 years. He worked for the Portland Public Works Department for 26 years and retired in 1994. He enjoyed spending time with his many friends and family. He was a loving soul who would help any in need and was at his happiest spending time with his family, during the holidays, barbecues and reunions and could keep you talking all day. Known to many as “Long John,” he loved western movies, especially John Wayne. 

He is predeceased by his infant daughter, Lori Waterhouse; brothers, Cecil, Erland, Robert, Roy, Warren and Wilber Waterhouse; and sisters Dorothy Tapley, Ethel Cram, Florence and Mildred Waterhouse.

He is survived by a sister, Hazel Tapley, of Buxton; two sons, Robert Waterhouse, of Milford, Conn., and James Waterhouse, and his wife, Laura, of New Gloucester; six grandchildren, Bethany Waterhouse-Bradley, and husband, Michael, of Ireland; Ann-Marie Waterhouse, of Kittery; Timothy Waterhouse, Samantha Waterhouse, and Tyler Waterhouse, all of New Gloucester, and Danielle Waterhouse-Martin, of Lewiston; four great-grandchildren, Jack and Connor Martin, of Lewiston, and Milo and Astrid Bradley, of Ireland, along with a wonderful family of nieces, nephews and friends.

A funeral was held April 19 at A.T. Hutchins Funeral and Cremation Services, in Portland followed by interment at Forest City Cemetery in South Portland.

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