The Life of Marie D Johnston

Marie D. Johnston (nee DeSoiza) on January 12, 2022, of Washington Township, New Jersey.  Peacefully passed away at home at the age of 91. 

Marie was the beloved wife of the late Francis Oberholtzer Johnston and devoted mother to Frank (Ellen), Daniel (Catherine) and Joanne Powell (Gerald).  Sister of the late Raymond DeSoiza.  Mom-mom to Jason (Inga), Jessica (Daniel), Daniel, the late Melanie, Kate, Emilie (Justin), Miranda (Daniel), Patricia, Ethan (Lilly), Armand (Alicia), Lauren (Tyler), Jennalyn (Jeffrey), Marielle, Jennifer and Shannon.  Great grandmother to Natalie, Daniel, Charlotte, Alaina, Molly, Jameson, Jaden, Eli, Bexley, Ciara, Mason, Sully and Caroline.

Marie was a graduate of West Philadelphia High School and Pierce College and worked as a bi-lingual executive assistant for Sun Company before marrying and starting her family.  When her children were grown, she worked as an executive assistant at General Water Works until her retirement.  Marie loved music, piano, singing and traveling; especially the Caribbean.  Marie had a wonderful sense of humor and shared many stories about growing up during WWII, what social media was like in the 1940s and was Face Book friends with many.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Marie’s life on Tues at 1:00 pm at Topptzer's at Arlington, 2900 State Rd., Drexel Hill PA 19026  A visitation will be held from 12 noon to 1 pm 

Donations in Marie’s memory may be made to: Daniel A. Johnston Special NeedsTrust,

c/oFranklin Bank Pilesgrove/Woodstown  Adm. Office

1179 Route 40

PO Box 230

Woodstown, NJ 08098/  Branch: 856-769-1327

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