Judith K. (Thorne) Johnstone

  • Born: May 7, 1944
  • Died: June 28, 2019
  • Location: Arundel, Maine

Joyce Funeral Home

245 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02453

mail@joycefuneralhome.com
Tel. (781) 894-2895

Tribute & Message From The Family


Waltham – Mrs. Judith K. (Thorne) Johnstone, of Arundel, Maine, died Friday, June 28, 2019 at Huntington Common in Kennebunk, Maine. She was 75.

Judy was born and raised in Waltham and was a 1963 graduate of Waltham High School. After that she went to work at the City of Waltham auditor's office where she spent the next thirty-nine years, retiring as head clerk in 2002.

Never one to be idle, Judy trained as a nursing assistant after her city hall career was over and worked part-time at Waltham Crossings where her late mother, Dorothy E. (Thorne) Ostrand had been a resident.

Judy was also a lifelong member of Beth Eden Baptist Church on Maple Street and it was there that she married her husband, David A. Johnstone on June 10, 1967. Judy volunteered at the church throughout her life, serving as treasurer and as a member of all the church committees. Judy and Dave were lifelong Waltham residents before moving to Arundel in 2008.

Throughout her life she was active with her children's affairs at church, school and in sports. Judy was always on the short list of people to call for help when it was needed. She and Dave also had the opportunity to go on several cruises in the Caribbean, to Hawaii and to Alaska.

In addition to her husband of fifty-two years, Dave, she leaves her children, Deborah L. Fasulo (Scott) of Bellingham and Scott D. Johnstone (Mandy) of Waltham.

Family and friends will honor and remember Judy's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Tuesday, July 2nd from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Wednesday morning in Beth Eden Baptist Church, 84 Maple Street, Waltham where her funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452 or at http://act.alz.org/goto/JJohnstone