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“Our heartfelt sympathy and love to Dave, Debbie, Scott and their families. Judy was always the spark at so many gatherings of the Womens' Federation...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Dana and Laurie BONICA - TAMWORTH, NH

“Dave so sorry to hear of your loss, I worked for the City of Waltham for 18 years and dealt with Judy almost daily. She was always a pleasure to be...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“So very sorry to hear of Judy's passing. Sincere sympathy to Dave, Debbie and Scott.eXeSp ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Ruth Gately - Waltham, MA

“I will never look at a puzzle without smiling as I think of you.You and Dianne will be doing puzzles together and laughing.Love you Auntie Judy. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Janet Young - Needham, MA

“Dave and family - I'm so sorry to see this sad news about Judy. Although it's been a long time since we've seen each other, our memories are vivid...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Diane Johnson - Cape Cod, MA

“Dear DebPlease accept our deepest sympathy at the loss of your mother May all your memories of her comfort you and your family at this difficult...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Alice & Richard Mousseau - MA

“For a wonderful person and best friend the LORD has opened his arms to welcome her to his KINGDOM of peace & comfort May she rest now GOD BLESS ...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: PATTY BOB lothrop - KENNEBUNK, ME

“Dear Deb and family,I am very sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to you and your family.Patricia ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Patricia Carazo - Waltham, MA

“May Judy rest in peace. I had the honor to work with Judy at City Hall and then connect again at Waltham Crossings. Judy was a kind , loving...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Clare Connolly Welch - Waltham, MA


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