Eleanor L. Johnson, known to all as Fran, passed away on May 9, 2022 at St. Andrews’ Gregory Wing. She was a life-long resident of Southport born to Edward W. Childs and Margaret J, (Foggins) Childs on Aug. 11, 1927 in Melrose, MA while her parents were visiting relatives and was delivered by her father’s uncle, Dr. Ed Marr.
Fran married Lewis C. Johnson in 1947 and had two children, Linda and Larry. She was a member of the Mother’s Club, the Benevolent Society, the Southport Yacht Club, the Southport United Methodist Women’s group, and the Southport Memorial Library’s Tuesday and Thursday morning coffee group. Whenever a food sale or get together was held, she was expected to bring her homemade donuts. After Grampa Sawyer retired, Fran took over his crabmeat customers. People looked forward to seeing her flower gardens and her witches with cauldron on Halloween.
She was predeceased by her husband, her brother Earl, who was shot down over Italy; her sisters Dot Marr, Marge Collins, Jean Durfee, and Carol Damery; and her grandson Joel Johnson.
She is survived by her children, Linda Brewer and Larry Johnson; her grandchildren, Jessica Brewer and Beth Johnson; and great-grandchildren Kylie, Michael and Zack Brewer; her sister Betty Goulette; plus numerous nieces and nephews.
A service will be announced.
Donations may be made in her memory to the Southport Memorial Library, the Southport Methodist Church, or Midcoast Humane.