Carol L. Johnston

Carol Louise Johnston, 69, passed peacefully due to complications from Multiple Sclerosis on December 29, 2018 at the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea, Massachusetts, in the company of her family and close friends. Carol was born on November 23, 1949 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Jean Hathaway and Harry L. Stilwell III.

Carol is survived by her two children, Dawn Hinchliffe and Christa Pammer, her three treasured grandchildren, Jackson Hinchliffe, Brinley Trone and Liam Pammer, as well as her identical twin sister, Susan Miles, her half-sister, Linda Smith, and her nieces and nephews, Tammy Heffron, Rebecca Metraux Canna and Scott Canna.

Carol graduated from Springfield High School in Oreland, Pennsylvania and lived and worked for many years in the suburban Philadelphia area before moving to Massachusetts in 2007. Upon moving to Massachusetts, Carol became a passionate Boston Red Sox fan and also enjoyed going to movies and shows, shopping and soaking up the sun on the patio with her friends at the Leonard Florence Center. Most of all, Carol loved spending time with her family and friends, including furry, four-legged ones. Carol loved all dogs, but especially her beloved black Lab, Georgia.

Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish to may make a memorial contribution to either the Leonard Florence Center for Living, Slifka House Activities, 165 Captain’s Row, Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150, or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (”


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  1. Glory on January 4, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    we will all miss you your second family B.Fit! @ The Boston Home.

  2. Cathy Canna on January 5, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all.

  3. Susan Hathaway Saurman on January 5, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    I remember Aunt Carol very fondly, my thoughts are with you Sue and your family may you all find peace in the memories of Carol. Our condolences from the Hathaway and Saurman family Susan, John, our children and grandchildren have you in our thoughts

  4. Sandra Mucci on January 7, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    Out heartfelt sorrow fills us. We loved Carol and the twice a week(while visiting my sister Josephine) we shared so many talks and laughter. She had a contagious laugh and Carol will be so missed by her fellow roomies especially Bonnie. My name is Sandy and Gene Mucci. So sorry for your loss.

  5. Chelsea Moses on January 7, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    My deepest condolences to Dawn Hinchliffe and Christa Pammer
    and families on the passing of Carol. May the memories you cherish and the love you hold in your hearts sustain you during this very difficult time Rest in peace my friend, you will so very be missed

  6. David C Sheehan on January 8, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    My sympathy and prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Tina Soo Hoo on January 8, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to your family. Out thoughts and prayers are with you. Love ~Rich, Tina, Penny and Addi

  8. Stephanie cunningham on January 9, 2019 at 12:39 am

    I was carols nurse for many years at Leonard Florence. We spent so many nights laughing together. She always looked forward to when I was on so we could have a good time. She was a pleasure to be around. My condolences to the family.

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