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“To Melissa and Norman,I have such fond memories of your mom and wife since I was a teenager. She always welcomed my Aunt Pat and my cousins and I...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: David McConville - Auburn, MA

“We were so sorry to hear of Sandi's passing and want to extend our sympathies to Tim, Melissa, Norman, and her whole family. Hugs, Joan & Richard...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Joan Goodwin - WAKEFIELD, MA

“I have been a customer of Sandi's for the last decade or so. Over the last few years, our connection grew stronger. We had great chats at her kitchen...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Ellen Beauregard

“I met Sandi at Curves and loved visiting her store. She was always smiling and enjoying ever moment. Her positive outlook and kindness was...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Cindy Perillo

“I am so very sorry to hear of Sandy's passing. We were friends in high school and at church at Emmanuel Episcopal in Wakefield. She was a kind,...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: karen keough - Ipswich, MA

“Melissa-I wish there were words to take away the feeling of such a loss, I hope you can find comfort along the way through pictures and memories....Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Jillian Connelly

“Absolutely shocked and so very sorry to hear this very sad news. I recently enjoyed a very nice luncheon with Sandi and "old" our Curves group in...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Jo Anne Gouveia - Friend

“My heart is breaking for all of you ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Dawn (Chip) Tenney - Friend

“Sandra not only my sister but my best friend. I miss you so much .Miss you and LOVE you forverDiane ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Diane Jones - Wakefield, MA

“Sandra not only my sister but my best friend. I miss you so much .Miss you and LOVE you forverDiane ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Diane Jones - Wakefield, MA

“I am truly sorry to learn of Sandra's passing. Please accept my sincerest condolences to the entire family. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: James Calt - Wakefield, MA

“Dearest Melissa and Family,My deepest condolences to you all. May your Mom's memory forever be a blessing.Love,Sheryl ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Sheryl Kandler - Stoneham, MA

“So sorry,love to Norman and Melissa and her family. You are in my prayers! ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Bev Sowerby

“Deb so very sorry to hear of your sisters thoughts are with you and your family. I pray that you will find peace amongst the many...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Joan List - Merrimack, NH

We regret to announce the sudden passing of Sandra "Sandi" Johnson on Saturday August 13, 2022 while at her home in Wells, ME.

Sandra was born on November 7, 1945 in Revere, MA to Ralph and Shirley Eager. In 1967 she married William H. Dam of Malden, MA. Several years after Williams tragic passing in 1973, she met her current husband of over 40 years, Norman O. Johnson of Randolph, MA.

Sandi was an extremely passionate musician and artist and would eventually turn her artistic abilities into a business, The Country Peddlar in Wells, ME, where she ran a country primitives shop from that old Georgian style farmhouse and barn in Maine for over 2 decades. What started as custom hand painted items quickly grew into a beautiful shop that she cherished not only for the items she offered but for the friendships she made with every one of her customers. Many trips back and forth to Pennsylvania's Amish country would provide many more friendships with numerous like minded people. No matter if it were vacationers or day trippers, they all would say they had to come to the shop to see Sandi and Norman before they left town. While the women shopped their husbands would sit outside and talk with Norman.

Maine became her second home and she cherished her memories of running her shop with Norman by her side, the joy she had when she finally got the barn converted into part of the shop, running a bed and breakfast and the long friendships that came from her guests that would return year after year, having lobster bakes outside with anyone who was willing to share a lobster or two, hosting morning coffee and muffins or playing dominoes with their friends at the kitchen table. The door was never closed and all were welcome.

She adored her three grandchildren Kaiden, Colbie and Teaghan and was extremely proud of the successes they had academically, athletically, artistically and musically. They were her greatest treasures. She was a confidant to them and a guiding force.

Sandra is predeceased by her first husband William H. Dam. She is survived by her husband Norman O. Johnson of Randolph, MA, her son Timothy and his wife Tonya, their children and her grandchildren Kaiden, Colbie and Teaghan, her daughter Melissa, her sister Diane and her husband Charles Jones and their daughter Amy, sister Linda Doherty and her children Andrew and Jennifer, sister Deborah Heimbecker and her husband Richard and their children Richard and Amanda, sister Karen and her husband Bill Silver and their children Billy, Jodi and Michael, and her brother Ralph and his wife Cathy and their children Sean, Jamie and Christopher as well as many grandnieces and grandnephews.

Sandi will be remembered for her kind soul, her strength and wisdom, her generosity and her undying love for her family, especially her three grandchildren.

Visiting hours for relatives and friends will be held on Thursday August 18, from 3-7 p.m. at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield, MA. Funeral services will be held on Friday August 19 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 5 Bryant St., Wakefield at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ralph J & Shirley M Eager Scholarship Fund, PO Box 321, Wakefield, MA 01880 or at