OLD GREENWICH, Conn. - Miriam "Mitzi" L. Johnston, a longtime resident of Old Greenwich, died April 18. She was 93.
Johnston was born Feb. 13, 1921, in Arlington, Mass., and was the daughter of Stanley C. Lary and Theo Wilson Lary. She was raised in West Medford, Mass., and attended Medford Public Schools. She graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in sociology. After college, she worked in New York City as a social worker.
She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, serving on the vestry, a Sunday school and preschool teacher, and in other leadership and volunteer roles. She was involved with the local Democratic Party, the League of Women Voters, the PTA, and the Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center. She also served as a cub scout leader and volunteered at Greenwich Hospital.
She and her husband retired to Maine in 1977. She was a longtime volunteer at Maine Medical Center in the Special Care Unit, where she sat at the front desk. She was a member of the White Rock Improvement League for many years, where she served as an officer. She was a parishioner of St. Ann's Episcopal Church in Windham for more than 35 years.
Johnston is survived by her daughter, Sarah Johnston (John) Desrochers of Southport; sons, David L. Johnston of Cambridge, Mass., and William H. Johnston (Rosita L. Moore) of Pownal, Maine; three grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, John L. Johnston.
No service details available.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: St. Ann's Episcopal Church, 40 Windham Center Road, Windham, Maine.
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