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Charlotte J. (Johnson) Atamian

September 7th, 2018

Charlotte J. (Johnson) Atamian, age 82, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away on September 7, 2018 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington.

Charlotte was born on August 15, 1936 in Honolulu, Hawaii; she was the cherished daughter of the late Louis C. and Dorothy “Phyllis” (Casterton) Johnson. Charlotte’s family lived in Virginia until she was twelve, then moved to North Kingstown, RI. She graduated from North Kingstown High School and following graduation, Charlotte went to the University of Rhode Island. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development.

Charlotte went to work as a teacher at the Boston Floating Hospital, which is now known as Tufts for a few years.

Charlotte met her husband, Harry N. Atamian at the Old Cambridge Baptist Church. They had an instant connection and after dating for a few months, Harry proposed to Charlotte. The couple got married on August 23, 1958; they just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Charlotte and Harry moved to Wilmington in November of 1959, where they raised their three children, Gary, Sharon and Charles.

After Charlotte’s children went to school, Charlotte worked as a substitute teacher in the Wilmington School system, then as the librarian at the Swain School for many years before taking a job as an administrative assistant with Fisk MedScience, then for Computervision. Charlotte’s kind and warm personality made her a good fit everywhere she worked.

Charlotte was a people person; she really enjoyed social gatherings and being active in the community. She was very involved in the Union Congregational Church in North Reading. One of her special tasks was to send out cards on behalf of the church; she was always being mindful of the recipient and sent the card with the gender appropriate stamp; flowers for women, flags for men. Charlotte always took the extra mile to show she cared.

Charlotte had an open-door policy at her house. Everyone was welcome and she treated everybody as if they were family, including her children’s friends.

In her spare time, Charlotte was an avid reader. She also liked to spend time in her garden and looked forward to her Friday coffee trips with her friend, Peggy.

Charlotte will be remembered for her kind and caring personality. She will be missed by her family and friends.

Charlotte was the beloved wife of Harry N. Atamian, devoted mother of Gary Atamian & his wife Cathy of Derry, NH, Sharon Atamian of Salem, NH and Charles Atamian of Derry, NH, cherished daughter of the late Louis C. and Dorothy “Phyllis” (Casterton) Johnson, dear sister of William E. “Ted” Johnson & his wife Margaret of N. Kingstown, RI, loving aunt of Pamela M. Shea, Walter “Richard” Johnson and Deborah L. Miller.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Tuesday, September 11th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at the Union Congregational Church, 148 Haverhill St., North Reading, on Wednesday, September 12th at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington on Friday, September 14th at 11:00 a.m.

Memorial donations in Charlotte’s name may be made to the Union Congregational Church, 148 Haverhill St., North Reading, MA 01864.

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8 Entries in Guest Book for “Charlotte J. (Johnson) Atamian”

  1. Anne Williams says:

    Sorry to hear the passing of your Mom, Charlotte. We worked together at Computervison many years ago. She was a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Anne

  2. Al Clement says:

    My condolences on the passing of your mom.

    Al

  3. Judy Rachdorf says:

    Charlotte was a wonderful woman and will be greatly missed by all who were privileged to know her. I will be praying for peace, comfort and strength for all of you as you face these sad days ahead.

  4. Annie Maker says:

    Fred and I send our thoughts and prayers out to you and your family. Please know we are here for you.

  5. Deborah Botelho Krzywicki says:

    I am very sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing Gary. My thoughts and prayers are will you and all of your family. May your Mom Rest In Peace.
    Deb (Botelho) Krzywicki

  6. Craig & Nancy Pilon says:

    Charlotte was a very sweet and warm person and will be greatly missed. We got to know her and her husband Harry over a period of many years and we grew to appreciate what great parents they were. Harry, Gary, Sharon & Chuck, our sincerest condolences.

    Craig, Nancy, Michelle & Steven

  7. Ken Zeller says:

    Harry & family, although we did not know your wife & Mom, The Fire Brigade & Zeller family send their sincerest condolences at this sad time. We know that you will always remember her for all the good she did.
    Chief Ken Zeller, & family,
    Aleppo Fire Brigade

  8. Wayne Pilla says:

    So sorry to hear about your mom Gary.

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