Rep. Felix mourns loss of former

State Rep. Raymond Johnston


STATE HOUSE — Rep. Leonela “Leo” Felix (D-Dist. 61, Pawtucket) has issued a statement on the passing of her predecessor, former State Rep. Raymond H. Johnston Jr., who died this morning at the age of 61. He served the people of District 61 for 10 years, from 2011 to 2020.

“This is a sad day for the people of Pawtucket. Ray Johnston was a dedicated man who gave his life to public service, first on the Pawtucket Police Department and then as a state representative. He was a fine role model for the youth of the city and his commitment was a great example for them. He will be missed by everyone in the city.”

Prior to being elected a representative, Raymond Johnston served on Pawtucket’s Democratic City Committee. He was heavily involved in youth sports, having served as president of Pineview Little League and the assistant district administrator of Little League Baseball in Rhode Island. He has also volunteered with the Pawtucket Boys & Girls Club, Pawtucket Youth Soccer and St. Leo’s CYO basketball.