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Cheryl (McCartney) Johnston

Cheryl [McCartney] Johnston, 73 of Amherst died March 17, 2021 at the Fisher Home hospice center in Amherst. She was born in Northampton, MA May 8, 1947 to Robert J. McCarntey and Norma [Handforth] McCartney. For thirty-two years she was a social studies teacher in the Amherst schools, retiring in 2008. She is survived by her sons Ian Johnston of Lexington, KY and Alex Johnston of New Haven, CT, and her grandsons Henry, Hugh and Charles Johnston, her sisters Lauren Cusick of Lancaster, PA, and Jean Lukens of Leverett, and her brother James McCartney of Cambridge as well as numerous nieces and a nephew. Burial services will be private. Williamsburg Funeral Home was entrusted with her cremation.

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