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Mary Joan Johnston, 53, of Fuquay Varina, N.C., passed away after a long illness on Friday, July 7, 2017.
Born June 24, 1964, in Warren, Ohio, Mary was the daughter of the late Joan and John Dudiak. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Barry Johnston and Mikal Stapleton.
She leaves behind to mourn her are four sons, Ryan Stapleton, Patrick Stapleton, Connor Johnston and Jordan Johnston. In addition to her sons, she is survived by her brothers, Jon and Steve Dudiak; sister, Nancy Hibbs; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mary was a 1982 graduate of Fort Hill High School in Cumberland. She worked for several years in the hospitality industry, where she made many cherished friends who will mourn her deeply.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 23, 2017, at 3 p.m. at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, 831 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to FurBabies Rescue of NC, P.O. Box 883, Benson, NC 27504; or the American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700, New York, NY 10006.
Published on July 11, 2017
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