Charles Johnston, Jr. Obituary

Charles F. Johnston, Jr.
Charles F. Johnston, Jr.

June 26, 1930 - May 3, 2019
Born in Mount Vernon, Ny
Resided in Waterford, Connecticut


Waterford-Charles F. Johnston Jr, 88, beloved husband, father and grandfather, formerly of Waterford, CT, entered eternal rest on May 3, 2019

Charles was born in Mount Vernon, New York and was a graduate of Edison Technical High School and a Korean War veteran. He was employed by the New York Telephone Company for over 35 years.

Charles was a kind man with a big heart, who never uttered an unkind word and would help anyone. He was an avid gardener who loved working in his yard, decorating his home at Christmas and spending time with his family.

Charles married Barbara, the love of his life, in 1957. She predeceased him. He is survived by his daughters, Barbara (Raymond)LaFever and Joan (Douglas) Erickson and a son Charles F. Johnston III (Elaine) and grandchildren, Nicholas LaFever, Megan and Christopher Erickson and Danielle Bonacum (Brendan) and great grandson Chase Bonacum.

He was predeceased by his sisters, Jeanne Lombardi, June Wirkowski and Jacqueline Emmett and his brothers Douglas and David Johnston.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on May 7, 2019 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Church, 401 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT.

Calling Hours will be held May 6, 2019 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home 48 Grand Street, Niantic CT. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery In Westbrook, CT.

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Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home
48 Grand Street
Niantic, CT US 06357
Monday, May 6, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Paul Church
170 Rope Ferry Road
Waterford, Connecticut 06385
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
11:00 AM

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