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Esther H. Johnson

September 28, 1921 ~ June 27, 2018 (age 96)

WINCHENDON - Esther H. "Terry" Johnson, 96, of New Durham, NH and Winchendon, MA died Wednesday, June 27, 2018 in Broadview Assisted Living, Winchendon with her family at her side. 

She was born in Needham, MA on September 28, 1921, daughter of the late Lloyd C. and Ethel (Ferdinand) Herring and was a 1939 graduate of Needham High School and a 1941 graduate of the former Academy Moderne.  Terry lived in Needham for many years and later lived in Malden, Saugus and Danvers.  Following retirement, she lived in West Yarmouth, MA. New Durham, NH and Inverness, Florida.  Two years ago, she moved to Winchendon. 

Terry worked as a school bus driver from 1970 to 1978 for the Town of Danvers.  She attended the United Parish Church in Winchendon and was a former member of the Alton NH Community Church and the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness, FL.  She enjoyed knitting and was known for her knitted Christmas stockings and baby Irish knit sweaters, which had won 1st place at the Topsfield Fair (MA), Rochester Fair (NH), and the Citrus County Fair (FLA). Terry especially treasured time with her family for 60 plus years, at her home on Merrymeeting Lake in New Durham, New Hampshire. 

Her husband of 54 years, Eric G. Johnson, died in 1996.  She leaves four children, Joyce L. Moreschi and her husband Richard of Middleton, MA, Carolyn W. Smith and her husband Lance of Inverness, FL, Eric R. Johnson and his wife Virginia of Salem, MA and Merrily B. Stone and her husband Douglas of Winchendon, MA.  She was very proud of her 11 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, L. Curtis Herring and her sister, Virginia Shiebler.

The family would like to give special thanks to all the staff at the Broadview Assisted Living in Winchendon MA., for their love, kindness, and support they provided during this difficult time.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 2 at 11:00 A.M. in the United Parish, 39 Front Street, Winchendon.

Calling hours in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon are on Sunday, July 1 from 3:00-5:00 P.M.

Memorial donations may be made to United Parish, 39 Front Street, Winchendon, MA 01475.

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