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Doris “Dorothy” M. Johnston


Doris “Dorothy” M. Johnston, 90, Ogdensburg, died on August 4, 2014, at Riverledge Health Care, Allen-Nichols Funeral Home, Ogdensburg, entrusted with arrangements. Calling hours will be Thursday, August 7, 2014, 11 am - 2 PM at the funeral home; a funeral service will be at 2:30 PM at the Ogdensburg Wesleyan Church, Rev. Paul Dettmer and Pastor John Wixon co-officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery, Eel Weir. Doris is survived by sons, Albert and Rose, Loomis, CA, Elton and Michele, daughters, Irene “Lillian” and Larry Hamilton, Joyce and Donald Kench all of Ogdensburg, brothers, Maynard Finley, Ogdensburg, Gerald and Lynn Finley, North Syracuse, sisters, Ella Finley, Eva McDonald, both of Ogdensburg, Viola and Fern Gilson, DeKalb, grandchildren, Laticia Hamilton, Lucas and Terry Lynn Hamilton, Sarah and Rachael Stanton, Christopher, Darnelle, Zachary and Jared Johnston,7 great grandchildren, several nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by siblings, Claude, Robert, Alton, and Dorothy Finley. Doris was born on February 13, 1924 in Newton Falls, the daughter of Earl and Irene Durham Finley. On October 7, 1952 she married James Doran Johnston at the Pilgrim Holiness Church; he died on December 17, 2001. She was a family care provider for more than 40 years, previous to that she worked at the State Hospital in food services. She loved attending church, liked going shopping and eating at Donut King. Contributions can be made to the Ogdensburg Wesleyan Church. Online condolences can be made at

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