Lesley Johnston
Lesley Johnston

Obituary of Lesley Johnston

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Lesley Johnston (72) of Skillman, New Jersey passed away at Princeton Penn Medical Center on December 22, 2020.


Lesley was born in Trenton, New Jersey and spent her childhood in Yardley, Pennsylvania.  She went on to graduate from Princeton Day School in Princeton, New Jersey.  She then followed in her mother’s footsteps and attended Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, graduating in 1970.


After college, Lesley became a social worker at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and The Carrier Clinic in Belle Mead, New Jersey before devoting herself full-time to raising two wonderful boys, Tim and Chris, in both Pennington and Skillman, New Jersey.  


If family and friends could choose one word to describe Lesley, it would be “stylish,” - in fashion, summers on Nantucket, trips to Italy, after learning the language, and especially New York City.  She embraced the City and never tired of its rush and excitement, especially the Upper West Side.


Lesley is survived by her husband Todd of 50 years, loving sons Tim of Wellesley, Massachusetts and Chris of Mesa, Arizona, Tim’s wife Chrissie and three grandchildren, Graham, Blakeny and Spencer.


A dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, she will be missed terribly by her family and many friends.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may kindly be made to The Smile Train charity.




Arrangements are under the direction of Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.

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