JOHNSTON - Mass of Christian burial for Mathew David Johnston was celebrated at 11 a.m. on July 10, 2013 at St. Patrick's Church with Rev. John Looby officiating, assisted by Deacon Brian Dwyer. Organist was Sheila Maneely with Liz Guerin as the soloist. Pallbearers were his brother, Marc; cousins, Stevie and Tommie Johnston, Cory Farmer, Kyle Parmeter and Tyler Beach. Roses were placed by his brother, Marc and sister, Mandie Johnston. The Marine Flag was placed by his uncle, Jim Johnston. Readings were done by cousin, Stacy Beaudin and aunt, Joan Johnston. The gifts were presented by godparents, David and Karen Johnston.
Remembrances were given by his uncle, Bobby Johnston, cousins, Julie Harvan and Kevin Mulverhill. Burial was in Burke Center Cemetery, Burke. Military honors were provided by the Chateaugay American Legion and the Marine Corp Honor Guard from Syracuse. Arrangements were with the Chateaugay Funeral Home.