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Anita A Johnston

June 12, 1933 ~ January 26, 2022 (age 88)


Anita A. Johnston, 88, of Forked River, died Wednesday January 26, 2022, at Community Medical Center, Toms River, NJ.

Anita was born on June 12, 1933, in Harrison to her parents Louis and Ada Yezzi. Anita was raised in Kearny, where she met her husband Gordon. Together they lived in Belleville before moving to Parlin to raise their four children. In 1994 she moved to the Pheasant Run section of Forked River where she became very active in the community. She was a Parishioner of The Church of Saint Pius X. In her free time she enjoyed playing cards, traveling to Atlantic City, and spending time at the lakes. She leaves behind a large extended family and many friends that will remember her contagious, loud laugh.

Anita is predeceased by her husbands Gordon Wands in 1994 and Frank Johnston in 2018; her twin brother Anthony, brother Robert and her granddaughter Sarah Miller in 2018.

Surviving are her daughters and their husbands Joann and Stewart Wallach, Cynthia and Joseph Melahn, Theresa and Ronald Maffei; her son Gordon, Jr.; her sister Jeanette McAllister; 5 grandchildren, 7 great- grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

“Mom deep in our hearts you will always stay missed and loved everyday”

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Memorial Mass
March 2, 2022

9:30 AM
Church of Saint Pius X
300 West Lacey Road
Forked River, New Jersey 08731

March 2, 2022

11:30 AM
Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery
350 Province Line Rd
Wrightstown, New Jersey 08562

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