Southborough lost two long-time residents this week

Two long-time Southborough residents passed away this week. John Misener, 85, died on Saturday after a long illness, and Evelyn Johnson, 94, passed away on Monday after a period of declining health.

Mr. Misener, a World War II veteran and life-long resident of Southborough, worked for McCarthy Pools for over 35 years as the Service Manager. He and Paul McCarthy set up the very first pool the company ever installed, according to Misner’s obituary. He was also a call firefighter for 42 years for the town of Southborough, and an active member of the American Legion, Bagley-Fay Post 161, where he was a post Commander of 30 years.

Mrs. Johnson, originally of Michigan, followed her brother Bob to Southborough, where he had a job on the Johnson Farm. She fell in love and married Norman Johnson. In 1941 they built their home on Johnson Road. She was a devoted homemaker, says her obituary.

You can read the full obituary for Mr. Misener here and for Mrs. Johnson here. Please join me in offering condolences to the families.

(Photo: John Misener, via

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