Cecelia L. Johnson, 90POWNAL, Vt. — Cecelia Lorraine Johnson, 90, of 154 Wood Road, North Pownal, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at Williamstown (Mass.) Commons, surrounded by her family.
Born in North Adams, Mass., on Dec. 18, 1922, daughter of Henry and Corine Filiault Champagne, she attended the former Notre Dame Parochial School there.
Mrs. Johnson was employed by the former Sprague Electric Co. in North Adams for many years.
She was a communicant of the former Notre Dame du Sacre Coeur Church in North Adams. She enjoyed bingo and bowling and was an avid sports fan, especially of the Boston Red Sox.
Her husband, Ernest Johnson, whom she married Sept. 27, 1941, died on June 12, 1989.
She leaves her daughter, Sandra Bisson-Krawczyk and her husband, Gerald, of Pownal; two sons, Richard Johnson and his wife, Suzanne, of North Pownal, with whom she resided, and David Johnson and his wife, Barbara, of Bennington; five sisters, Loretta Smith and Rita Langlois, both of Williamstown, and Teresa Roberts, Eileen Hall and Claire LeSage, all of North Adams; a brother, Armand Champagne of Marietta, Ga.; nine grandchildren, Jane Bisson, who cared for her in her final days, Richard Bisson, Becky Darling, Suzanne Bisson, William Johnson, Gary Johnson, Corine Milby, David Johnson, and Keith Coon; 14 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; three godchildren, Annette Dudley, Mark Langlois and Shari Blondin, and many other nieces and nephews.
Eleven brothers and sisters are deceased, including her brothers Wilfred, Lionel and George Champagne, and her sisters, Lena Copeland, Doris Forgette and Beatrice Bachand.
FUNERAL NOTICE — A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Mrs. Johnson will be celebrated Wednesday, Dec. 26, at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church in Williamstown. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery in North Adams.
Calling hours will be Wednesday morning from 9 to 10:30 at Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, West Chapels, 521 West Main St., North Adams. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pownal Rescue Squad in care of the funeral home.