1950 – 2004

LEWISTON – Harriet “Hattie” G. Johnson, 53, of Lewiston passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at her home as she had requested. She was surrounded by her loving family who witnessed her strong spiritual faith as she passed away. “Hattie” had been diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2003, and chose her own course of treatment and was ready to make her own final decisions which she did. She maintained her independence until the Lord answered her prayers and “quickly” took her into His arms.

The only daughter of Lincoln Weston and Nancy Larrivee, she was born in Rumford, Aug. 24, 1950, moving to Lewiston at a very young age. She attended Lewiston schools and graduated from Lewiston High School in 1968. She also completed two years’ of college courses in Social Services at the University of Maine (L/A College).

Shortly after graduation from high school, she married “the love of her life” David Johnson who passed away in 1996. They had a son, David, who survives and lives in Lewiston with his fiancée, Melissa Knight, and their three sons, James, Matthew, and Michael.

Employed as Breakfast Manager for Burger King in Lewiston, Lisbon Street, she held the distinction of having the most seniority while employed there for 30 years – with knowledge of their total history and operation.

During this time, her skills allowed her to assist in establishing new locations and troubleshooting when needed. She “lived” and “loved” her work and family – and especially enjoyed the personal contact with all her friends, co-workers, and customers of many years!

She was a very independent and bright individual, was very spiritual, and had a very open mind. She enjoyed all that life had to offer (in her chosen humble way) and had the ability and determination to survive and achieve – even in the most difficult situations. Her presence was always warm, but never intruding. She respected and loved all people and all living things – including her many dogs and cats (and nature).

She will be long remembered for her contagious spirit always presenting herself quietly but sincerely with a warm smile, and pure heart. She was always very giving of herself to others while continually nurturing her family, special friendships, her pets, numerous house plants, and her outside flower garden.

She will be sadly missed by the many lives she touched along the way but never forgotten for what she has left with us – the honor and privilege of having shared time with her in this life.

Survivors include a son, David, his fiancée (Melissa) of Lewiston; brother, Dennis Weston and wife, Joan of Lewiston; and three grandchildren, James, Matthew, and Michael; many very close and special friends, as well as numerous very close cousins, aunts, and uncles from the Weston and Larrivee sides.

She was predeceased by father, Lincoln Weston; and mother, Nancy Larrivee Weston.

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