Johnston, Anna L. (Souto)


Anna L. (Souto) Johnston, age 93, of Warwick, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at Kent Hospital.  She was the wife of the late Austin A. Johnston.  They were married for 65 years.

She was born in Cranston, a daughter of the late John A. and Anna M. (Joseph) Souto, and lived in Warwick for most of her life.  She was a graduate of Cranston East High School.

Mrs. Johnston was employed as an accountant and showroom sales manager at the former Manchester Silver Co. in Providence for 30 years, retiring in 1985.   After retirement, she worked as an accountant for Dockside Seafood in Warwick for 10 years.

She was an active communicant of St. Rita Church in Warwick for over 60 years.

She is survived by a daughter, Dianne L. Johnston of Warwick; a son, Gerald D. Johnston of Niantic, CT; a grandson, Damion G. Sanberg of Warwick; two brothers, John A. Souto, Jr. (Madeline) of Western Cranston, and David A. Souto (Sandra) of Dighton, MA; a sister-in-law, Barbara Johnston of Warwick; and several nieces and nephews.

Anna was the sister of the late Julie Prato; and the sister-in-law of the late James, Robert, Howard, Charles, Thomas, William, Gerald, Richard, Joseph, Anthony, and Norman Johnston.

Her funeral will be held on Friday, March, 10, at 9 a.m. from the Barrett & Cotter Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Avenue, Spring Green, Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Rita Church, 722 Oakland Beach Avenue, Warwick.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may visit at the funeral home on Friday from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.   Burial will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Rita Church Food Pantry.  To leave condolence messages, please visit