Mary Clough Johnstone

Woodstock, Vt. — Mary Clough Johnstone, 93, died peacefully on Wednesday afternoon Sept. 11, 2013, at the Mertens House in Woodstock.

Mary was born on Feb. 28, 1920, in Woodstock, N.Y. the daughter of Francis G. and Elizabeth (Lasher) Clough.

Mary was a graduate of Middlebury College with a B.A. in American Literature. She lived in Woodstock, N.Y., Middlebury, Vt., Montreal, Canada, and for many years in Woodstock, Vt. She was a teacher at the Woodstock (Vt.) Elementary School and later she owned and operated Wood Shed Antiques with her husband Emerson.

Mary was an active and involved member of the community throughout her entire life.

She is survived by her daughter Kathy Senecal and her husband Paul of Cromwell, Conn., four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband Emerson G. Johnstone and her son Jay Roger Johnstone.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, Sept. 16 at 11:30 a.m. in the Prosper Cemetery on Prosper Road in Woodstock, Vt. A reception and time of sharing will follow the service at the Prosper Community House.

Those wishing may make memorial donations to the Visiting Nurses Association of Vt. & N.H., P. O. Box 976, White River Jct., VT 05001, or to Vermont Public Radio (VPR), 365 Troy Ave., Colchester, VT 05446.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. Condolences may be offered by visiting