William D. Johnston (Bill)

Sep 5, 2023

William D. Johnston (Bill) of Marion, MA passed away Thursday, August 31, 2023 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham.

He was the husband of Ellen M. (Collins) Johnston. Born in Boston, the son of Horace and Dorothea (Flynn) Johnston, Bill moved to Marion in 1965. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Bill enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, sailing, skiing, gardening, traveling, and many more outdoor activities.

An active member of the Marion Community, he served on town committees, was a wharfinger at the town dock, and a former member of the Beverly Yacht Club.

Before becoming a founding partner of his own firm, Thompson Consultants, Bill worked at various engineering firms in the Boston area, including Souza and True and CDM.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, his sons Lawrence, Charles, Heath, and Sean, his daughter Susan, his brothers Albert and John, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, Aunt Ruth, and several cousins.

Bill’s Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, September 9th at 11:00 AM at Saint Anthony’s Church in Mattapoisett. Visitation will take place at Church prior to the Mass from 10-11 AM. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in memory of Bill to Friends of Marion Council on Aging, 465 Mill Street, Marion, MA 02738. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.