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Mary V. Johnson

January 1, 1970 - September 17, 2011

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Mary V. (Mullen) Johnson, 79, of Holliston, died Monday, September 19, 2011, at the home of her daughter, Christine Klaus, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Knute E. Johnson who died in l980.

Born in County Sligo, Ireland, and raised in Holliston from infancy, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Connolly) Mullen. Known to her friends and family as “Mimi,” she was a graduate of Holliston High School, and a member of St. Mary’s Parish. She was employed for many years at the real estate appraisal firm of Elliott, Gottschalk & Associates in Framingham. She was devoted to her family and life-long friends. She was an avid fan of Boston sports, and had a love for politics.

She leaves her daughter, Nina Thibeault, and her husband Kenneth of West Barnstable; her daughter, Christine Klaus, and her husband Timothy of Holliston; her daughter-in-law, Geralyn Gallin of Natick; her brother, John Mullen of Hopedale; her grandchildren Jessica, Brian, Marc, Brad, Jill, Erica and Timothy Jr.; her great-grandchildren Tyler, Spencer, Lily, Shane, Nathaniel, Owen, Leo, Ana, Bryce and Alexis; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was also the mother of the late John E. Johnson, a Holliston Police Officer killed in the line of duty in l981, and the sister of the late Vincent Mullen of Holliston.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2011 from 5-8p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston. A funeral Mass will be offered at St. Mary’s Church in Holliston on Friday, September 23 at 10:30a.m. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the John E. Johnson Scholarship Fund, c/o Holliston Police Association, 550 Washington St., Holliston, MA. The scholarship is given to a Holliston High School senior planning to pursue a career in criminal justice.