PRESQUE ISLE - Jeannette M. Johnston, 87 passed away Sunday night Dec. 2, 2012 at Aroostook Health Center, Mars Hill. She was born Feb. 1, 1925, in St. Anne, New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of Clovis and Eugenie (Dumais) Ruest.
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Jeannette and her husband, Leland, co-owned Johnston's Nationwide Grocery in Easton from 1960 to 1973.
She was predeceased by her husband, Leland in 1973. She is survived by two sons and their wives; Darrell L. and Martha Johnston of South Portland, Brent B. and Roxie Johnston of Gorham; two daughters and their husbands, Iola and William Page of Easton, Brenda and William Whitmore of Biddeford; seven grandchildren, Mark and MaryAnn Page of Scarborough, Kelly and Trent Lundeen of Mars Hill, Andrew and Meghan Johnston of Wakefield, Mass., Katherine Johnston and fiance, Spencer Murch of Old Orchard Beach, Elizabeth Johnston of Gorham, Krystal (Whitmore) and Matt Taschereau of Arundel, Eric and Jessica Whitmore of New Haven, Conn.; eight great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter; two brothers and their wives, Ronald and Brenda Ruest of Caribou, Roger and Rena Ruest of Avoca, N.Y.; two sisters, Cecile Ruest of Caribou and Simone Whitehouse of Oldsmar, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec.6, at Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church St., Presque Isle, with the Rev. Raymond Morency officiating. Friends may call noon until time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to ALS Assn., Northern New England Chapter, The Concord Center, 10 Ferry St., Suite 309, Concord, NH 03301. Online condolences may be expressed at www.Duncan-graves.com.
Published in BDN Maine on Dec. 5, 2012