Obituary of Mallika M Johnston
Mallika Marylou Johnston, a resilient soul who transcended the challenges of her early years in Mamare, India, has left an indelible mark on the hearts of those who knew and loved her. Born about 90 miles north of Calcutta, Mallika was the eldest of five siblings, blessed with three brothers and a sister in India.
At the young age of six, Mallika faced a heartbreaking loss with the passing of her parents, leading her to the comforting embrace of Mother Teresa's orphanage in Calcutta. It was there that fate intervened, and she was adopted by her mother, Linda Johnston, in Massachusetts. Mallika then moved to Attleboro, becoming the youngest of six in the Johnston family.
Mallika navigated the challenges of her early life with grace, determination, and a spirit that would shape her future. She attended high school, and upon graduation, worked as an administrative clerk for a hospital, demonstrating her commitment to service and compassion.
In the intricate tapestry of Mallika's life, love played a central role. Twenty one years ago, she found a kindred spirit in Daniel Dellemonico. Their love story unfolded beautifully, and Mallika and Daniel became inseparable partners on life's journey.
Mallika is survived by her devoted fiancé, Daniel Dellemonico of Burlington, who shared two decades of love, laughter, and companionship with her. Mallika was also a beloved sister to Manju Yoder, Yeshwanti Johnston, and Lakshmi Johnston. Later in life, she became like family to Michael Dellemonico and his wife Wendi of Burlington and their three children. Her warmth, resilience, and capacity for love have left a palpable imprint on the hearts of friends and family alike.
Mallika was mother of Justin Thomas of Attleboro. She is preceded in death by her sisters Jyotsna Johnston and Dee Johnston McKinnon, and her memory will be forever cherished by her surviving family.
As we mourn the loss of Mallika Marylou Johnston, let us remember her as a beacon of strength, love, and kindness. May her spirit find eternal peace, and may her legacy continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to know her.
Mallika’s life will be celebrated on Monday, December 18, with a visitation from 12 to 12:30 and a funeral service at 12:30 at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn Street, Burlington, MA 01803. Family and Friends are invited to attend.
Edward V. Sullivan
43 Winn Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Ph: (781) 272-0050