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January 1, 1970 - November 14, 2011
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Mary E. (Johnson) Camlin, 85, formerly of Holliston, passed away Monday, November 14, 2011, in Westborough, MA. ?She lived a full life devoted to family and community. ? She leaves her beloved husband, Philip Camlin, to whom she was married for 63 years. ? Mary was born in Springfield on June 27, 1926, the daughter of the late Theodore and Delia (Newcomb) Johnson and lived in Holliston most of her life. ? Mary taught science in the Framingham public schools for 25 years. ? Throughout her life she was active in Holliston town government. ?She was especially committed to her years on the School Committee and the Council on Aging, serving as Chairperson of both committees. ?While chair of the Council on Aging, she led the effort to establish a Senior Center, develop programs and hire a director. ?She later served as Vice President of the BayPath Board of Directors. ? In 1994, she was recognized by the state for her leadership on the Holliston Council as a recipient of the Silver Dove Award.
Besides her husband she is survived by four children: ?Roberta Hanlon and her fianc?e Dick Pryor of Madison CT, Scott Camlin and his wife Bethany Uptegrove of Belmont, Linda Camlin and her husband Keith Irving of Winchester and Steven Camlin and his wife Karen of Wells ME, four grandchildren: Alexander and his wife Jennifer, David, Elizabeth and Duncan, two great grandchildren: Aisling and Cormac. ?She is also survived by her two brothers, Theodore Johnson, Jr. of Ballston Spa, NY and his wife Dorothy, Richard Johnson of Framingham and her brother-in-law Martin Nitzsche of Holliston. ?She is predeceased by her sister Delia Nitzsche. ?
Her funeral will be held on Saturday at 2:00 PM in the First Congregational Church of Holliston, 725 Washington St. ? Burial will follow in Lakegrove Cemetery. Visiting hours at the Chesmore Funeral Home, 854 Washington St., will be held on Saturday from 10:00 AM -12:00 Noon. ?In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Nature Conservancy or the Holliston Senior Center.?