Dorothy "Dot" Kaschak Johns, 104 years young of Bristol and Misquamicut, RI, passed away peacefully on May 16, 2022, at the family home in Bristol where she lived for the past six years with her daughter, Barbara. Born on Nov. 7, 1917, she lived most of her first 75 years in Bristol. As a young adult she attended local schools and after high school graduation, worked at Veeder Root Company and graduated in 1938 from Comptometer School in Waterbury.
She then worked at the Wallace Barnes Corporation where she met her future husband, Harold Johns, who she married on Nov. 22, 1941. As a young couple raising four daughters, she enjoyed her family, the Cedar Lake friends and the neighborhood gang. Summer vacations with family and friends in Misquamicut, RI, led to a home there where Dot spent the next 23 years of her life on permanent vacation. She always had family and friends coming and going. If she wasn't at home reading or painting, you would find her on the beach, playing bridge or out with friends for dinner unless it was Saturday when she always went to tag sales with Gordy and Janett. Her favorite visits were with family who she loved. She leaves behind her daughters, Marianne (Henry) Dertian, Carole Grills, and Barbara Johns; grandchildren Jennifer (Nathan) Korza, Michael (April) Dertian, Amie (Nathan Jones) Grills, John Dertian, and Melissa (Bernard Abdel Karim) Dertian; great-grandchildren Nikolai and Jules Korza, Francesca and Luciana Grills and Conrad Jones as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Harold, daughter Patricia, brother Francis Kaschak and sisters Cecelia Middleton and Anne Bircher. She enjoyed life and we will miss her. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 27, 2022, at 11 a.m. at St. Gregory Church, 235 Maltby St., Bristol, followed by burial at St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. Please share a memory of Dot with her family in the online guestbook at www.OBrien-FuneralHome.com .