George "Lefty" A Johnston, 67, of New Bedford, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2023 at St. Luke's Hospital. Born in New Bedford, he was the son of the late George Johnston and late Dorothy Johnston and long time partner of Susan Costa. George was a lifelong resident of New Bedford. He was a friendly man with a kind heart, no matter where he went he was among friends. He cherished spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. He was an avid New England sports fan, who could often be found watching sports. George loved to visit the casino's. He survived by his companion, Susan; son, Jason Costa; daughters, Jessica Costa and boyfriend, Brenden DeOlivieira, Amanda Lee Ferreira and husband Dercio Ferreira; grandchildren, Zoie M Costa, Paisley Ferreira , Ensley Ferreira, Zayden DeOlivieira, Jaeleigh Costa, Janessa Costa; 5 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. George is preceded in death by his daughter, Sonia Costa and sister, Beverly Lucas.
In accordance with his wishes, George will be cremated. A Wake with his cremated remains will be held on Saturday, March 25th from 10am-12pm, with a Funeral Service at 11:30am at the Funeral Home.
Following George's services at the Funeral Home, the family extends an invitation for all to join them for a Repast at the Club Sport Madeira, located at 1626 Acushnet Ave New Bedford, MA 02746.