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Thomas O. Johns, 92, of Gardner, died peacefully Friday, December 2, 2022, in Heywood Hospital, Gardner, with his loving family by his side.
Born in Gardner on September 6, 1930, he was the son of the late Oliver and Jane (Kliskey) Johns. Tommy graduated high school with the Army program and served in the Army and reserves for many years. He would go on to receive a barber certificate, owning his shop for many years prior to his retirement in 2000.
Thomas was a congregant of Chestnut Street Methodist Church of Gardner. Thomas’ family was his world, especially his late wife Elaine, which he affectionately called “His Bride,” always holding her hand wherever they went. He enjoyed fishing, traveling and spending time at the beach, always making these moments great adventures and memories to smile about for his family and friends. He led his life with an open-heart extending love and compassion to all those he met. The everlasting love Tom and Elaine shared was the greatest love story ever. Love that was magical and touched the heart and souls of all those who witnessed it.
Thomas is survived by his son, Thomas R. Johns of Saco, ME; two daughters, Cynthia J. Breth and her husband Michael of Staley, NC; and Heidi L. Swift and her husband Richard of Leominster; seven grandchildren, Jessica, Amanda, Britany, Thomas, Victoria, Samantha, and Colin; four great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Jordan, Thomas, and Noah; close family and friends, Ruth Ann Weber of Baldwinville, Cindy Johns of Standish, ME; and many more nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was predeceased by his wife of 66-years, Elaine C. (Lajoie) Johns, who died on March 26, 2020.
Funeral Services will be announced and held in the spring.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or on their website at (www.stjude.org). Please reference in memory of Thomas O. Johns.
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