William A. Johns

Died: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019

Funeral Service And Burial Are Private

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New Bedford – William A. Johns, 80, of New Bedford, died Thursday, February 28, 2019 at home.  He was the son of the late Alfred and Helen (Demarais) Johns.
     Born and educated in New Bedford, he lived in this city all his life.  He was employed as a custodian for the New Bedford School Department until his retirement.
     John was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having attained the rank of Airman, 3rd Class.
     Survivors include his sister, Elizabeth Schwartz of New Bedford; 2 nieces, Anne Coletti of Medford, and Beth Smith of Rochester; and 1 nephew, William Schwartz of Lakeville.
     He was the brother of the late Alfred Johns.
     His services and burial in MA National Cemetery, Bourne are private.
     Arrangements are with Machnowski Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.  For condolences, please visit www.machnowskifuneral.com.

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Neighbor Mark
   Posted Sun March 03, 2019
Thank you Bill for being a part of my life even if it was just saying hello in the driveway. I enjoyed our chats about the Gadsden flag and what it stood for. I will really miss sharing a special reserve Root Beer with you on the hot summer days. I didn't know you as well as I wish I had but you were always a good man to me and seemed to be a happy go lucky kind of guy. I hope to be able to meet you again in the next chapter.

Sandi S.
   Posted Sun March 03, 2019
Bill was a great nieghbor. He will certainly be missed.

From nieghbor: Sandi

Chrissy Petitpas
   Posted Mon March 04, 2019
My deepest sympathies on the loss of your brother, Liz. I remember Mr. Johns fondly as the custodian at Ashley School. May he rest in peace, and may you and your family find comfort and peace of mind in happy memories.

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