OBITUARY: Esther Johnson, 85, enjoyed cooking and traveling

Esther K. (Cataldo) Johnson, 85, died peacefully at her home in Plymouth on May 9, 2015.

She was the devoted wife of the late David B. Johnson. Born in Boston on February 18, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Guippis and Virginia (Pescatore) Cetaldo.

She was educated and a graduate of Hyde Park High School.  Mrs. Johnson had worked for many years as a machine operator.  She moved to Plymouth in 1999 previously residing in Roslindale (Boston).  Esther enjoyed cooking and traveling as a few of her favorite hobbies.

She was the loving mother of David B. Johnson, Jr of Plymouth, Joseph F. Johnson and his wife Mary of Florida, Arlene Reissfelder and her husband Paul of Plymouth, Donald Johnson and his wife Geraldine of Walpole, and Virginia P Rucker and her husband Noel of New Brunswick. She was the cherished grandmother of 14 and great grandmother of 5.

A visitation will be held at the Davis Funeral and Cremation, 619 State Road, Plymouth on Thursday from 4 till 8 a.m. Friends and family are welcome at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne the following day at 10:15 a.m. for a service.

Donations in her memory may be made to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Development Office 116 Huntington Ave. 3rd Floor Boston, MA 02116. For online guestbook and directions Visit

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