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Reginald F. Johnston Jr.

1937 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Reginald F. Johnston Jr. Obituary
Reginald F. Johnston, Jr. Reginald F. Johnston PLYMOUTH - Reginald F. Johnston, Jr. passed away March 8, 2018 in Plymouth, Mass. at the age of 80, after a lengthy illness. He was born on November 19, 1937 in Concord, Mass. to the late Dr. Reginald F. Johnston and Margaret H. Johnston. He grew up in Concord, Mass., raised a family in Acton, Mass., lived in Charlotte, N.C. and spent the last few years in Plymouth, Mass. Reg attended The Fenn School and Middlesex School in Concord, Mass., where he had a very distinguished athletic record. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1959 and earned his Masters in Business Administration from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in 1962. Reg spent the bulk of his career as a stockbroker, working primarily at Kidder, Peabody & Co. and then A.G. Edwards. He proudly retired December 31, 1999. Reg married Priscilla (Johnson) of Carlisle, Mass. in 1962 and they had two children, Andrea and Robert. An avid golfer, Reg enjoyed the competition of the occasional $2 nassau and the camaraderie at The Concord Country Club, Raintree Country Club in Charlotte, N.C. and The Pinehills in Plymouth, Mass. Reggie and his mother Peggy won the Massachusetts State Mother and Son Golf Tournament in 1954. Reg also won the Club Championship at The Concord Country Club in 1975. Reg had a passion for biking, travel, and the arts. In the mid-1980s, Reg discovered the joy of guided bike tours throughout Europe. Regs love of music was discovered in grade school after being brought to see the musical, Oklahoma! Reg also loved summers in Lake Placid, N.Y. and weekends in Brunswick, Maine enjoying the Maine State Music Theater at Bowdoin College. Late in his life, Reg had the good fortune of meeting a true gem. In 2005, he married MaryAnn (Finnegan) of Westford, Mass. The next fourteen years were the happiest of his life. Reg and MaryAnn loved their time together in Charlotte and Plymouth: seeing musicals and plays; traveling throughout Europe where they biked, ate well and drank fine wine; and spending time with family and friends. Regs children and grandchildren loved seeing how happy Reg was in the presence of MaryAnn. In the decline of Regs health, his children are eternally grateful to MaryAnn for her selfless devotion to her husband. Reg is survived by his beloved wife MaryAnn; his daughter Andrea Carman and her husband David of Shirley, Mass.; his son Robert and his wife Suzanne of Plano, Texas; his stepson Kevin D. Finnegan and his wife Lena of Wakefield, Mass.; his five grandchildren: Ainsley Carman of Nashville, Tenn., Lindsey and Whitney Carman of Shirley, Mass., Trotman and Beckett Johnston of Plano, Texas; and his sister Helen Beal of Gloucester, Mass. He was predeceased by his brother Robert W. Johnston and sister Virginia Persson. His legacy of devotion to his wife and family, his many avid interests, and his love of dogs will live on through his children and grandchildren who knew his keen intelligence, quiet demeanor and ever-present love and kindness. Reg taught us the art of graciousness and dignity'All in all', Reggie is one of those hard-to- find people who do a lot and talk a little. Middlesex Yearbook 1955 Memorial service to be held in April; the family asks for donations to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. Arrangements are under the care of the Dee Funeral Home of Concord. To share a remembrance in his online guest book visit www.deefuneralhome.com. |
Published in Old Colony Memorial from Mar. 13 to Mar. 21, 2018
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