Mildred E. (Brown) Johnston
Mildred E. (Brown) Johnston, 87, wife of Joseph W. Johnston of
Vestry Street, Beverly, died Tuesday November 28, 2017 in Genesis
Rehabilitation, Wakefield following her brief illness.
Born in Ipswich July 30, 1930, she was the daughter of the late
Ellsworth and Sylvia (Malmborg) Brown. Mildred was raised in Essex,
a 1940 graduate of Gloucester High School and North Shore Community
Married in 1977, the Johnstons made their home at her late Beverly
address. For more than forty years, and until her retirement, she
was employed as medical secretary at Massachusetts General Hospital
. Mildred was a member of the Essex Grange #381, Order of the
Eastern Star and longtime and active member of the First
Universalist Church of Essex. Throughout these years she served as
a volunteer in many both church and community projects.
In addition to her husband of forty years she is survived by two
stepsons, Kevin J. Johnston and his wife Ruth A. of Wakefield, Brian
M. Johnston and his wife Marie of Stoneham; three grandchildren,
Kimberly Minor and her husband Christopher of Lynnfield, Brianna
and Catrina Johnston both of Stoneham; great grandchildren,
Victoria and Connor; two brothers, Albert and Carl Brown both of
Essex and sisters, Sylvia Martin of Essex and Edna Goudreault of
Salem. She was predeceased by a grandson, Eric Johnston formerly of
Visiting hours will be Friday 9 to 11 am with a funeral service at
11 am in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich.
Interment will follow in the Spring Street Cemetery, Essex. Family
and friends are respectfully welcomed. In lieu of flowers memorial
contributions in her name may be made to: Alzheimer’s Foundation of
America, 322 8th
Ave Ste 800, NY,NY 10001.