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David E. Johnston Sr.

September 30, 1940 - November 20, 2021

David E. Johnston Sr.

September 30, 1940 - November 20, 2021


Obituary For David E. Johnston Sr.

Peabody – David E. Johnston Sr., 81, died Saturday, November 20, 2021 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers surrounded by his family.

Born in Salem, he was the son of the late John and Blanche E. (Morin) Tripp.

A dedicated and passionate builder and carpenter, Mr. Johnston owned and operated Johnston Construction Company, Inc. in West Peabody since 1980, working right up to the time of his illness.

A resident of Peabody for over fifty years, he enjoyed his dogs, taking walks and most of all, spending time with his family. He was a loving father, grandfather and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.

Surviving him are two sons, Adam H. Johnston of Peabody and David E. Johnston Jr. and his wife, Linda of North Andover and a grandson, Kyle D. Johnston of North Andover. He was also the brother of the late Jane Morin.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service will be held from the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, Friday at 12:15 p.m. followed by a graveside service at the Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody at 1:00 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Contributions may be made in his memory to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923 or the Lung Cancer Research Foundation, 155 East 55th St., Ste. 6E, New York, NY 10022.

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  • David and Adam, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Sending prayers to you and your family and remembering your Dad's infectious Smile. Beth (Ring)

  • I am very sorry for the families loss,I knew dave,from where I worked,at his dental office,He was funny,and also a very hard worker,he will be missed

  • David and Adam. We were so sorry to hear about your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both. Love, Paul & Karen Puleo

  • David and Adam, Our sincere condolences and thoughts are with you and your family. Warm regards, Paul and Pauline

  • Adam and David. It's been my privilege to have known your father for many years. He loved you so. He was an extremely talented man and good at whatever he did. He will always be in my heart. Love, Carol

  • Adam & David, Your Dad always inspired us with his work ethic, endless skills and most of all his fierce love for you both. We are honored and privileged to have had him as a friend. You are both in our hearts, thoughts & prayers and please know that we are here for you if you need anything at all. Love, Bob & Maura Smith

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