Star C. (Grimbilas)
Johnson, 89, wife of the late Honorable Judge Thomas A. Johnson,
died unexpectedly on Friday, March 2, 2018 in the Beverly Hospital
following a brief illness.
Born September 22,
1928 in Portsmouth, NH, daughter of the late Christ and Adamantia (Coroneos)
Grimbilas, she was raised in Portsmouth and a 1945 graduate of
Portsmouth High School. Married in 1950, the Johnsons made their
home and raised their family at her late Argilla Road address.
attended the First Congregational Church in Hamilton She was a
member of the Ipswich Republican Town Committee, a member of the
American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, the Women’s Council at
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton and was a
trustee of the former Stephen Coburn Home for the Elderly in
Ipswich. Most important to her always was her husband and loving
She is survived by a
son, Thomas A. Johnson, Jr. and his wife Melanie of Georgetown;
three daughters, Deborah A. Johnson (Kotsiras) and her husband John
Kotsiras of Rowley, Pamela A. Johnson of Haverhill and Stephanie
Starlet Johnson of Ipswich: two grandchildren Alexis and
Hunter Lane both of Georgetown and many nephews and nieces. She was
the sister of the late Peter and Nicholas Grimbilas both formerly of
Portsmouth, NH, George Grimbilas formerly of Lynn, Demetra Vatistas
and Andrewniki Houliares both formerly of Portsmouth, NH.
Her funeral service
will be held 11 am Friday, March 9 in the First Church in Ipswich,
Meetinghouse Green Ipswich followed by interment in the New Highland
Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed.
Due to the town wide power outage, visiting hours on Thursday
evening in the Whittier-Porter
Funeral Home were cancelled.
Memorial contributions in her
name may be made to the Salvation Army, 40 Water St., Newburyport,