Edie was born and raised in Newton, daughter of the late William and Margaret (Durno) Bryson. She resided in Waltham for many years and was a longtime resident of Marlborough. Prior to Sudbury Pines, she lived in Hudson for eight years.
Edie took great pride in the care of her home and raising her children along with her husband, George Jr. She later worked at Bartlett’s Greenhouses in Sudbury and always cherished the friends and acquaintances she made while there.
Edie was always happiest when she was with her family, and especially enjoyed holidays and social gatherings that brought them all together. She looked forward to their yearly family vacations in North Truro on Cape Cod as they shared many treasured memories. She was a loving and devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and will be truly missed.
She is survived by her son, Michael Johnston and his wife Paula of Oakham; her six daughters, Patricia Branscombe and the late Robert Branscombe of Marlborough, Terry Johnston of Hudson, Kathleen Plante and her husband Robert of Hudson, Edith Chiasson and her husband Kevin of Hudson, Jacqueline MacDonald and her husband Scott of Lancaster, and Christine Scanlon and her husband Michael of Lancaster, and was predeceased by her son, George E. Johnston III in 1985. She is also survived by her 14 loving grandchildren and 14 adoring great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Margaret (Bunty) MacDonald, Dorothy (Dody) Hamill, and Edward, William, and Richard Bryson.
A funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, Jan. 15, at 9 a.m., in Saint Michael’s Church, 21 Manning St., Hudson. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Marlborough. Family and friends may attend calling hours Wednesday, Jan. 14, from 5-8 p.m., at the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson (www.tighehamilton.com).