Portland, ME – Blaine “Toot” F. Watson, 75, of Portland died on Monday, January 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, ME November 26, 1940 a son of the late Royal F. & Geraldine (Orne) Watson. He grew up in Cape Elizabeth and Portland.
He served his country, starting at the age of seventeen, by serving one tour with the US Marine Corps.
Toot spent twenty seven 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 outdoors man, 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 and his wife Candace of Standish, Royal Watson and his wife Margaret of Windham and Steven Watson of Windham. He also leaves three grandsons Kevin L’Heureux Jr. of Standish, Francis Watson of Windham and Owen Watson of Windham and one granddaughter Anastasia Hawes-Watson of Westbrook as well as two brother Tom Waston of Sebago and Jeff Watson of Hampton, NH and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Douglas Mallar who died January 16, 2014.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave. Portland, ME.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to:
Wounded Warrior Project
150 Cambridge Park Drive
Cambridge, MA 02140
Portland, ME – John M. Nappi, 66, of Scarborough, died on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at the Barron Center.
He was born in Portland, ME a son of the late Joseph and Marilla (Ray) Nappi. He attended schools in Portland and graduated from Portland High School in 1967. He then went on to attend Portland Art School.
He was an avid Antique Collector, exhibiting the most interesting and eclectic collection at the Pride’s Corner Flea Market as well as many other flea markets. He also spent many years traveling around with his Father buying and selling antiques.
John was visited by Diane Atwood who did a newspaper article about John and Colon Cancer. Johns words to everyone was “always say yes to a Colonoscopy” before its too late.
John is survived by his brother Joseph B. Nappi and his wife Charlene as well as a nephew Joseph C. Nappi and niece Nicole M. Nappi. He also leaves behind many family members and good friends.
The family would also like to thank all the workers at the Barron Center Portland for the wonderful care John received, and also the VNA and Hospice workers.
There are no services planned at this time.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to:
American Cancer Society of Maine
One Bowdoin Mill Island, Ste. 300
Topsham, ME 04086
50 Foden Road
South Portland, ME 04106
Gray, Maine - John “Jack” Charles Watson Jr., 83, passed away peacefully on December 14th at Maine Medical Center with his family by his bedside, following an accident. Jack was the son of the late Ruth Elizabeth (Drew) and John Charles Watson Sr. of Denver, Colorado.
Jack was raised and educated in Denver where he was a state champion swimmer and an Eagle Scout. He graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder earning dual degrees in business and electrical engineering. While there, he swam competitively, excelling in the butterfly stroke to set records, several of which remain today.
His early career took him east to Lincoln Lab (MIT), and Raytheon in Massachusetts, where he frequently travelled to South America in the Missile Defense Program. He was active in Sudbury's Buddy Werner Ski League, teaching his children the value of perseverance while they perfected their racing skills. Following his marriage to his second wife, Priscilla, he relocated his family to Connecticut and then Virginia where he worked for MITRE. Upon his retirement, he and Priscilla returned to their beloved Maine where they had spent many summers. Never one to sit idle, Jack held many registered patents and eventually formed his own startup, Watson Technologies, based in Portland.
Jack wore many hats in his lifetime: that of inventor, dreamer, storyteller, philosopher, entrepreneur, sailor, and beekeeper. He carried around his copy of Endurance and was always ready for a discussion or debate in the “spirit of Shackleton”. Whether sailing in his Thistle on the Cape in his early days, skiing at Big Sky when he turned 70, or participating in friendly trivia competitions, Jack lived life to its fullest. He was a longtime supporter of the University of Colorado Alumni Association, Crystal Lake Association, and the Boy Scouts of America. In recent years he was happiest sitting on his deck, looking out over Crystal Lake and listening to the loons. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and good friend to many.
Survived by his children: Cynthia Watson (Robert Gross), Yarmouth, ME; Janice Watson Camp (David Wendel), Arlington, MA; Barbara Watson, Bozeman, MT; John Watson, Albany, NY; and step children; Richard Feeley, Sefner, FL; Todd Feeley (Julie Ann) Alva, FL, and Beth Feeley, Woodbridge, VA. Also, he is survived by several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, Robert Watson, and his second wife Priscilla (Feeley) Watson.
An informal celebration of Jack's life will be held on December 18th from 2-4 PM at Wilde Memorial Chapel, Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, Maine.
In lieu of flowers please donate to the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray at Wildlifeparkfriends.org or Friends of Maine Wildlife Park, PO Box 1231, Gray, ME 04039, or to your favorite charity.
Paul Musica, 53, of Biddeford Maine passed away December 11, 2015 at SMHC in Biddeford after a long battle of health problems. His sister and brother in law, Carolyn and Lee were by his side.
Paul was born August 30, 1962 in South Amboy, New Jersey. His predeceased parents were Anthony and Ann Musica of Sayreville, New Jersey where Paul grew up. He Attended Sayreville High School.
Paul lived and worked in Sandy Hook and Highland New Jersey before moving to Philadelphia Pennsylvania and then to Maine. He was a fisherman and carpenter and masonry throughout his lifetime. Had his own business in Philly for a while.
Paul was well known as Paulie and his nickname Paulie Bear. Paulie's love for life was exuberating and he had a remarkable sense of humor. His favorite times of the year were July 4th and Christmas. He was an avid music lover, especially Blue Oyster Cult, which he had seen perform live 45x. A longstanding Jets and New Jersey Devils fan, loving drag races and motorcycles, particularly BMW's. He also loved tattoos, bears were his favorite.
His recovery from addiction was his cornerstone to helping others, a cigarette, a handshake, a dollar, a ride Paulie was always eager to comfort and support and was well noted.
Your beautiful personality and loving spirit will be missed by many, my brother. As a friend recently said..."Never was there a better Bear” Rest in Peace Paulie.
Paul is survived by his brother Anthony Musica Jr. of NJ, a sister Carolyn Musica and her husband Lee Hindman, of Maine, another sister Deborah Ewtushek of NJ, a niece April Henderson of WA and a nephew Paul Henderson of NH.
Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday January 3rd at the Sahara Club located at 135 Washington Ave. Portland, Maine at 2-4pm. There will be a short service by Arty a close friend and a pot luck will be available. Please come join us in Remembrance.
LISBON FALLS — Richard Tarbox of Lisbon Falls died unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 2.
Rick was born on June 14, 1963. He attended Lewiston schools and graduated from Lewiston High School.
Rick was a laborer. He enjoyed cooking for his loved ones. Rick truly enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews. He was especially fond of being a significant part of his great-nephew’s life. His dedication and supportive role in his wife’s life will be greatly missed.
Rick is survived by his wife of 20 years, Tracy Tarbox of Lisbon Falls; a brother, Harold Tarbox Jr. and his wife, Yvette, of Thomaston; five nephews, three nieces and one great-nephew. He also leaves behind his loving dog, Stanley.
A gathering in memory of Rick Tarbox will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 255 Williams Road, Sabattus