SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

December 16, 2013

Patricia Johnson, 76


SALEM, MA — Patricia L. Johnson, 76, of Salem, Mass., passed away peacefully on Friday, December 13, 2013, at her son and daughter-in-law's home.

Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Foster and Mona (Blakeney) Johnson. She was raised and educated in Beverly, and was a 1955 graduate of Beverly High School.

Patricia was employed as a bookkeeper for Mayer Tree Service in Essex for many years, prior to her illness. She also was a flea market antiques dealer.

Patricia is survived by one son, Eric B. Johnson and his wife, Tawnya (MacKenzie) Johnson of Westborough; one brother, Ralph Johnson and his life partner, Paula Carroll of Marblehead; three sisters, Shirley Lawless and her husband, Joseph, of Beverly, Wendy George and her husband, Stephen, of Abington, and Gail Durkee and her husband, Wade, of Beverly; a sister-in-law, Thelma Johnson of Beverly; and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves her devoted cat, Figaro, and grand-cat, Pebbles.

She was the sister of the late Carol Adams and sister-in-law of the late Charles Adams.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to all those who helped care for Patricia during her battle with cancer.

ARRANGEMENTS: Services and interment will be private.

Donations in her memory may be made to VNA Care Hospice, 5 Federal St., Danvers, MA 01923, or at www.vnacarenetwork.org.

The Rand-Harper-Pickering Westborough Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements, westboroughfuneralhome.com.