Woodstock Valley – Arthur Johnston, 70, of Laurel Hill Dr., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Hartford Hospital surrounded by family. He was the loving husband of Cynthia (Chmielnik) Johnston. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Robert and Loretta (St. Onge) Johnston.
Arthur was a Connecticut State Marshal for 22 years and worked throughout Windham County. Everyone that worked with him had only the nicest things to say about Art. He was an avid sports fan and loved his local teams, Patriots, UConn Huskies, Celtics and especially the New York Yankees. Art’s true love though was his wife Cindy and his family. He especially loved his grandchildren who brought so much joy into his life, they were truly his heart. Art always looked forward to family outings and family vacations. All his family and friends loved him dearly and will miss his kindness, gentleness, and generosity. Arthur is survived by his step-son, Matthew Cassell of Danielson; four brothers, Kevin and wife Marge Johnston of Pomfret, Mark and wife Susan Johnston of Dayville, Peter Johnston and husband Tor of Mass, Shawn and wife Rachael Johnston of Dayville; three sisters Roberta and late husband David Hayes of Dayville, Rosemary and husband Len Surdyka of Mass, Christine and husband Glen Lessig of Woodstock; three grandchildren, Aidan Bain, Alyx Cassell and Ashlynn Cassell and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Michael Johnston.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Arthur’s family from 1:00pm to 3:30pm on Sunday, November 17, 2019 in the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. A Funeral Home service will take place at 3:30pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., Rocky Hill, CT 06067. For memorial guestbook visit https://www.gilmanandvalade.com/