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MARGARET JOHANSEN WORTHINGTON

December 21, 2000

Margaret Johansen Wothington, of Walker Street, died at her home on Thursday December 21, 2000.

Born September 24, 1910, at her grandmothers home in Brooklyn, New York, she and her brother, John M. Johansen, currently of Millbrook, New York, spent their summers in Stockbridge at Weyborne Hill and their winters in Greenwich Village. Their parents, John C. Johansen and Jean MacLane, were accomplished portrait artists whose works are represented in many museums and galleries. Some summers the family of four would travel to Europe on trips combining painting assignments and exploring the surrounding cultural life. Jo graduated from the Wykeham-Rise School in Washington, CT and attended the Art Students League of New York.

In 1937, she married Robert Worthington of Dedham, MA. They raised their three daughters in New York City and New Canaan, CT, where Jo was known as a fierce tennis and paddle ball player. She was a stalwart member of the altar guild at St. Mark's Episcopal Chruch. She also painted miniatures and still-lifes. A highlight of twenty-five years was their festive multi-generational Christmas Eve Open House for friends and family following the community caroling on God's Acre.

In 1989, Jo moved to Kamball Farms in Lenox, but her happiest times continued to be spent at her Cape Cod summer home near the Pamet River in Truro, MA, surrounded by the sea, dunes, and family.

She is survived by her brother, three daughters, Virginia Marr of Marion, PA, Peggotty Gilson of Chadd's Ford, PA, and Jean Queen of Williamstown, MA, eight grandchilren, ten great-grandchildren, a niece and a nephew.

A Service of Remembrance will be conducted on Saturday, January 6, 2001 at 2 PM at the St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Stockbridge, by Rev. John Tarrant, pastor.

Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.




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