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William E. “Bill” Johns

Family & friends are respectfully invited to attend Visiting Hours on Wednesday, November 2nd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere for William E. “Bill” Johns, who passed away on Friday, October 28th at the Newbridge on the Charles Nursing Facility in Dedham following a brief illness., he would have celebrated his 86th birthday this December 4th.  A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, November 3rd beginning at 10 am, followed by a funeral mass at 11 am in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St. Revere. Interment will be in Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne with Military Honors.

Bill was born in Boston to his late parents, Edward & Theresa D. “Eileen” (Morrissey) Johns. Bill was one of 5 children, raised in East Boston’s Jeffries Point. He was educated in Boston Public Schools and his catholic faith was a very important part of his upbringing. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1955 and served until 1957, then transferring into the US Army Reserves, until 1963. He proudly served his country and when he completed his service, he focused on his career & life. He married his wife Margaret E. (Hutchinson) on June 14, 1964. He & his wife would begin their life together residing in East Boston, where they began their family. Bill took a position with the Alleghany Airlines which later became US Air. He worked as an Aircraft Maintenance Cleaner, a career that spanned 34 years of service with the company. Bill & his family later moved to Winthrop for several years before moving back to East Boston. In 2015 they sold their home in East Boston where they shared great memories & moved to Revere. Bill was a devoted loving husband & father. He was also smiling, and usually telling a very comical story. Bill was hardworking, humble & seeking to do good deeds. In his younger days, Bill enjoyed sharing his joy of boating with his family, but especially with his son, Billy. He was a past member of the Jeffries Yacht Club, in East Boston.

He is the beloved husband of 58 years to Margaret E. “Margie” (Hutchinson) Johns of Revere. Loving father of Mary T. Hibbard & husband John of Walpole, Maureen A. Torres of Winthrop, &  William M. Johns & wife Julie of Weymouth. Loving papa of William T. Johns & wife Renee, Ryan J. Hibbard, Alisha Torres, Justin P. Hibbard, Andrew E. Johns, Rachel Torres, Megan E. Hibbard, & Danielle Torres. The adored great papa of Aliyah & Nora.

He is the dear brother of George Johns & wife Rita, & the late Ret. BPD Detective Edward Johns, & his surviving wife Allowyn. Ret. BPD Patrolman Robert Johns & Sr. Mary Martin, O.S.F.  Also, lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, & grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers the family would like for donations to be made to: Missionary Franciscan Sisters 790 Centre St. Newton, MA 02458.


Visiting Hours

Wednesday, November 2nd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

Thursday, November 3rd at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere


Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne

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  1. Stephanie Bruno
    Nov 2 2022


    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you mourn the loss of Bill. Will always remember the laughs we had at Sacred Heart Church due to Bill’s dry wit. May he rest in peace.

    Stephanie & Carol

  2. Charles Cofield
    Nov 1 2022

    As we send condolences thoughts of peace and love comes to mind. I know spending time with this King was the joy of your life. Your dad,husband grampa and friend is now an angel that will always look down on you and keep you safe.
    God bless you all!

  3. Marie Hawley
    Oct 31 2022

    Sending my heartfelt sympathies and prayers to the Johns family on the loss of Bill. I am close friends with Maureen from my childhood and know the Johns family well. Bill was such a nice man, I enjoyed running into him and his wife Margie either at church, Dunkins, or Constitution Beach. Rest in peace.

  4. Joe DiCenso
    Oct 30 2022

    My thoughts and prayers go out to your family

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