Shirley K. (Barrett) Johnston of Needham, formerly of Brookline, died July 28.
She was the beloved wife of the late Lt. Robert J. Johnston of the Brookline Fire Department. She was the devoted mother of Robert F. Johnston and his wife, Anne, of Holliston; Terry M. Johnston of Wellesley; Brian A. Johnston and his wife, Debra, of Hopkinton; Barbara J. Zittrauer and her husband, Dean, of Georgia; Karen N. Fagan and her husband, Brandon, of Dover; Barrett P. Johnston and his wife, Sandra, of Medway; Heather-Ann Doherty and her husband, Steven, of Plymouth; and the late Lynne-Ann Clarke and her surviving spouse, James. She was the sister of Barbara Barrett of New Jersey, the late Rosemary Taromino and Rev. Richard Emmett Barrett. She also is survived by 20 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In compliance with COVID-19 guidelines her funeral will be held from the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 1305 Highland Ave., Needham, on Monday, Aug. 3, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass in Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Church, Newton Upper Falls, at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours are Sunday, Aug. 2, from 4-7 p.m. Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Needham.