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Johnstone, Marion E.

Marion Elaine (Wagner) Johnstone, a resident of Nashua, New Hampshire for the past 15 years, and formerly of East Walpole, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully, Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the Corville Nursing Home in Nashua, New Hampshire.  She was 95.  Marion was born May 25, 1923 in Waltham, Massachusetts, one of the three daughters of Earl and Mary (Warner) Wagner, immigrants from Nova Scotia, Canada.  She graduated from Waltham High School with the Class of 1940 and earned her Associates Degree from Fisher Jr. College, where she was a member of the Kappa Phi sorority, in 1942.  Marion retired in 1982 as Secretary of All Saints Church in Brookline.  She formerly worked as a secretary for the Church of the Advent and of the Braeburn Country Club. Marion was a loving wife and mother who was always supportive of her family and friends. She enjoyed watching the Red Sox, reading, sewing, and spending time at their home in Siesta Key, Florida.  Marion was the wife of the late Richard Carlton Johnstone for 65 years; the mother of the late Robert Johnstone; and the sister of the late Marjorie Cox and the late Pauline Flodstrom.  She is survived by her daughter JoAnn Vitali, and her husband Lawrence, of Nashua, New Hampshire, and her son, Richard J. Johnstone, and his wife Kathleen,of Weare, New Hampshire; her three grandchildren, Lauren Sobol, and her husband Sasha, of Centreville, Virginia, Steven Vitali, and his wife Susanna, of Rye, New Hampshire, and Jeffrey Johnstone of Hooksett, New Hampshire; and her six great grandchildren, Ela, Alex, Anna, Gus, Mila, and Aida.  Private interment will be held in Mount Feake Cemetery in Waltham where she will be laid to rest with her husband Dick, the love of her life and best friend since she was thirteen.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Gail Fowler Troilo
    April 12th, 2019 | 7:55 pm

    JoAnn and Richard I just wanted to tell you both that I was sorry to hear of your Mothers’ passing . She certainly lived a long life. Your parents were such good friends to my Mom and Dad and I always enjoyed being in their company. Such a wonderful couple. Remember all the good times.

    Gail Fowler Troilo

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