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Obituary for Dorris H. Johnston (Hempstead)

Dorris H. (Hempstead) Johnston, 87, of 280 High Street, Westerly, passed away at the Westerly Health Center on Monday, April 8, 2019. She was the wife of the late Carl R. Johnston, Sr.

Born in Stonington, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Elizabeth Hempstead.

Dorris worked as a clerk for Electric Boat in Groton for many years.

She is survived by four children, Carl R. Johnston, Jr. and wife Ann of North Stonington, CT, Chris R. Johnston and wife Sandy of Hope Valley, Caryn R. Malaghan and husband Terry of Westerly, and Chira R. Johnston-Gallo of Hawaii. Dorris also leaves ten grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Visiting hours are omitted. Funeral service and burial will be private. Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly is in care of the arrangements. For online condolences please visit