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Mary Louise (Buckley) Johnson

Mary Louise (Buckley) Johnson
  • September 20, 1940 - February 3, 2020
  • Melrose, Massachusetts
  • In lieu of flowers, the Johnson family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • St. Mary's School
    4 Myrtle St.
    Melrose, MA 02176

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Caleigh Murphy (current St Mary's student) and I offer our prayers and support to Mary Lou's family. We shall never forget her kindness and her enduring dedication to St. Mary's School.


Posted by: Patricia Devine - Melrose, MA - Acquaintance   Feb 05, 2020

My sincere condolences. Mrs. Johnson made such a positive impact on our children during their St. Mary years and our family. Her kindness, encouragement and unselfishness were inspiring and won't be forgotten. The Johnson family are in my prayers.


Posted by: John Paladino - Melrose, MA - Acquaintance   Feb 05, 2020

Dear Carl, Maureen and Paul,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Mary Lou.
I had a wonderful conversation with her just after Christmas.
Fred and I are in Austin visiting Richie and his new wife Kerbey,
but our hearts are there with you.
Please accept our sincere condolence and prayers.
She was a great lady and will be greatly missed.
All our love.
Nancy, Fred and Richie Pittenger


Posted by: Nancy Pittenger - Jackson, NH - Acquaintance   Feb 04, 2020

So very sorry foe your loss. We have lived across the street for 8 years and every Easter we wouls see her looking out the window and then on to the porch to see my daughter picking up Easter eggs. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers


Posted by: Kim Lyall - Melrose - Neighbor   Feb 04, 2020

Rest In Peace Mrs. Johnson


Posted by: Kenny Lynch - Tampa, FL   Feb 04, 2020

mrs johnson helped out and filled various jobs for nine years with me while attending saint mary's school. she taught my dad, matthew, and my whole family has enjoyed every conversation with her. she is such a kind and bubbly woman who was always up to talk to me. i love her with all my heart and hope that she did not suffer through any days. she played such a big part of saint mary's and everyone will miss her

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Posted by: Jude Lowery - Melrose, AR - Student   Feb 04, 2020

Mary Lou May you Rest In Peace . If anyone deserves a place in Heaven it is you . You lived a life of totally unselfish devotion to your family and your profession where you were beloved by all who came in contact with you . I send my deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to your family .Tou will be missed sorely by countless people .


Posted by: Margaret O'Brien - West Dennis, MA - Friend   Feb 04, 2020

It is with great sadness that I learn of Mrs. Johnson's passing. As a student (4th grade SMS) I will always remember her kindness and her great love of teaching. She always took her time to help or encourage you and I am grateful to her for all of the guidance she gave to so many young people. She leaves a truly wonderful legacy behind in all of those students she taught along the way and of course her loving

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Posted by: Michael Greski - Melrose, MA - Student   Feb 04, 2020

Thank you for being such a graceful and dedicated educator. You will be missed but your legacy of kindness and spirituality lives on in all the students you taught.


Posted by: Patricia Corrigan - Melrose, MA   Feb 04, 2020


The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable. Please feel free to call on us at anytime as we are always available to you.


Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - Melrose, MA   Feb 04, 2020