Christine A. (Grimaldi) Johnston

Christine A. (Grimaldi) Johnston

Johnston, Christine A. (Grimaldi), 67, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully on Monday, October 28, 2019 at home in West Warwick. She was the loving wife of James “Skip” L. Johnston for 40 wonderful years. She was the daughter of the late Joseph F. and Sarah L. (Fitzgerald) Grimaldi. Christine was recently retired from RIPTA where she had been a respected and valued employee for more than 20 years. She received her Bachelors and Masters Degrees all while working full time. Christine loved to write poems, cook, golf, hike and spend time with her continuously growing family. Besides her husband Skip, she is survived by her five siblings: Lois Langs, Joseph Grimaldi III, Keith Grimaldi, Jaymie Haley and Jacqueline Hogan; nieces and nephews; Eric and Samantha Langs, Teddy Haley, Britany Habchi and Victoria Haley, Madelyn Grimaldi, Michael and Katherine Hogan; and great nieces and nephews; Lylah, Tony, Scarlett and Hazel. Skip’s daughter Allison Shunney; three granddaughters; Bryn, Logan and Rylee Shunney. Sister-in-law Deborah Grimaldi and brother-in-laws Ted Haley and Michael Hogan. A Catholic Prayer Service will take place at Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home, 659 E. Greenwich Ave., West Warwick on Monday, November 4 at 10 a.m. followed with a burial in Quidnessett Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday from 3-6 p.m. Christine’s favorite charitable organization is the RI Blood Center.
June 14, 1952 - October 28, 201906/14/195210/28/2019
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Johnston, Christine A. (Grimaldi), 67, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully on Monday, October 28, 2019 at home in West Warwick. She was the loving wife of James “Skip” L. Johnston for 40 wonderful years. She was the daughter of the late Joseph F. and Sarah L. (Fitzgerald) Grimaldi.

Christine was recently retired from RIPTA where she had been a respected and valued employee for more than 20 years. She received her Bachelors and Masters Degrees all while working full time. Christine loved to write poems, cook, golf, hike and spend time with her continuously growing family.

Besides her husband Skip, she is survived by her five siblings: Lois Langs, Joseph Grimaldi III, Keith Grimaldi, Jaymie Haley and Jacqueline Hogan; nieces and nephews; Eric and Samantha Langs, Teddy Haley, Britany Habchi and Victoria Haley, Madelyn Grimaldi, Michael and Katherine Hogan; and great nieces and nephews; Lylah, Tony, Scarlett and Hazel. Skip’s daughter Allison Shunney; three granddaughters; Bryn, Logan and Rylee Shunney. Sister-in-law Deborah Grimaldi and brother-in-laws Ted Haley and Michael Hogan.

A Catholic Prayer Service will take place at Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home, 659 E. Greenwich Ave., West Warwick on Monday, November 4 at 10 a.m. followed with a burial in Quidnessett Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday from 3-6 p.m.

Christine’s favorite charitable organization is the RI Blood Center.

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