Frances's Story

PRESQUE ISLE - Frances M. Johnston 97 passed away peacefully Sunday night September 13, 2015 at a Presque Isle health care facility. She was born May 19, 1918 in Presque Isle, the daughter of David D. and Susan (Tardy) McEachern.

Frances was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She enjoyed cooking, cleaning, reading, and going out with her friends. She was a bookkeeper for her husband's business for many years and worked part-time at Northeast Publishing Co. Frances was a communicant of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Presque Isle.

She is survived by her daughter, Judy Drost and her husband Larry of Mapleton, a daughter in law Gail Johnston, a granddaughter and her husband, Stephanie and Troy Stephenson, all of Presque Isle. Two grandsons and their wives, Shad and Ronda Johnston of Presque Isle, Jerod and Janet Drost of Warren, five great grandchildren; Brycen Libby and Abagail Johnston, Sophia Stephenson, and Jalyn and Jayden Drost, many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 40 plus years, Gerald F. Johnston, two sons; Richard and Donald Johnston, two sisters, Esther Susi of Pittsfield, Velma McEachern of PresqueIsle, and a brother James McEachern of Fort Worth.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11AM Friday September 18, 2015 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Parish of the Precious Blood. Friends may call 10 AM Friday at the church until time of the Mass. Interment will be at Fairmount Cemetery. Donations may be made in her memory to Ronald McDonald House of Bangor 654 State Street Bangor, ME 04401 or to Alzheimer's Foundation 383 US Route One #2c Scarborough, ME 04074. Online condolences may be shared at
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