Shirley Johnson

Memorial Service

11:00 am
Friday, June 23, 2023
Norfield Congregational Church
64 Norfield Road
Weston, Connecticut, United States

Obituary of Shirley J. Johnson

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Shirley Jean Johnson passed away at the age of 92 in Bridgeport, CT on May 21, 2023. She was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin on July 12, 1930 and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1952. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Richard E. Johnson in August 2015.

After college and a brief career, she devoted her life to caring for her family. She was a positive, energetic, practical and loving wife, mother and grandmother. More than anything, she enjoyed spending time with her family.  She was an avid traveler and visited many countries during her long and full life, most recently a 10 day trip to London in 2018. Her other interests included reading, knitting, cooking and entertaining, and going to the beach with family and friends. She had many dear friends over the course of her long life and was a beloved member of the Watermark community at 3030 Park Avenue in Bridgeport, CT where she resided the last eight years of her life. The family would like to acknowledge the dedication, patience, kindness and care given to Shirley by the Watermark Memory Care staff.        

  She is survived by her children Jeff Johnson (Ann) of Palos Verdes Estates, CA, Kaye Johnson of Bridgeport, CT and Mark Johnson (Amy) of Fairfield, CT; six grandchildren: Matthew (Rachel) and Carley Johnson, Julia and Kristen Liburdi, and Henry and Jack Johnson; and one great grandchild, Max Johnson. 

A celebration of her life will be held at Norfield Congregational Church in Weston, CT on June 23, 2023 at 11am. Friends are invited to stay after the service and join the family for a reception. 


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