Elsie R. (Johnson) Whitman

Elsie R. (Johnson) Whitman, of Attleboro, formerly of Holbrook and Quincy, passed away May 1, 2020 at the age of 97.

Elsie was born in Norton to the late Ana Wright and Charles Johnson. She and her husband, Vernon, raised their family in Wollaston and owned Whitman’s Auto Service, a.k.a. Trucks of Quincy, in N. Quincy. After retiring, they moved to Holbrook after and spent winters in FL with their RV and side-kick family cat, Bandit. Elsie was a life-time member of the First Baptist Church of Wollaston. She loved cooking, gardening, crocheting, puzzles, reading football, music, and most of all, spending time with family.

Beloved wife of the lateVernon Chipman Morse Whitman. Loving mother of Nancy Whitman McCue of Attleboro, Robert V. Whitman of Quincy, Alan L. Whitman of Hanover, and the late Judith Ellen Johnson and Warren T. Whitman. Devoted sister of Harold Johnson of Rockland, Roy Johnson of Weymouth, and the late Walter Johnson, Earl Johnson, Annie Homgren, Marie Johnson, Jean Harris, Ethel Corliss, and Arthur Johnson. Dear grandmother of Justin, Derek, Lauren, and Tom. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-grandchildren, and great-nieces/nephews.

The family wishes to extend thanks to Hope Health Hospice Care for the loving care they had given Elsie and her family during her illness over the years.

All services are private. Interment Knollwood Cemetery, Canton. Donations in Elsie’s memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org.


First Name: Judy and Robert
Last Name: Zizza
City: N Cape May
State: NJ
Entry Date: 05/02/2020

Thinking of you and your family, we all know how hard it is when we lose a parent we have all been through it..it is so hard, but rest ashore you were there for mom and your father when they needed you. How comforting it is to know that you were there for them. Love you Nancy

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