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Marlene P. Johnston

LOWELL          Marlene P. (Walsh) Johnston, 83, of West Palm Beach, formerly of Lowell, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at Gerstenberg Hospice Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. She was the widow of the late Charles S. Johnston who passed away in 2016 after sharing 60 years of marriage together.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts on May 13, 1934, she was a daughter of the late James E. Walsh and the late Alice F. (Courtemarche) Walsh.

Marlene graduated from Danvers State Hospital School of Nursing in 1954 and became a Nurse Anesthetist in 1970. Later, she received her Masters Degree in Education and worked as a guidance counselor for many years in the Lowell Public Schools, where she loved to help the students.

Marlene enjoyed chatting with her friends whether it be Florida or Massachusetts, playing games on her computer and going out for Happy Hour. She always said "This life likes me and I like it."

Marlene will be missed by her two beloved children, Charlie Johnston Jr. and his fiancé Ann Machado, and Alicia Johnston Rawnsley and her husband, Gary Rawnsley; her granddaughter, Ashley Johnston Perez; and her grandson, Blake Johnston.

You are invited to her calling hours from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at the McDonough Funeral Home, 14 Highland Street, Lowell, MA 978-458-6816.

On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass at St. Margaret Church, 374 Stevens Street, Lowell, MA at 10 a.m., followed by burial at St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell, MA.

Those wishing may make contributions in her memory may do so at the Horizon Club Site

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