Niagara Gazette


March 8, 2014

Donna T. Johnson

LOCKPORT — Donna T. Johnson of Lewiston, NY, entered peacefully into the arms of the Lord on         Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Niagara Hospice House in Lockport, NY, surrounded by her loving family.

Donna was born in Niagara Falls, NY on October 20, 1931, a daughter of the late Palmer and Loretto (Brown) Orr. She was the loving sister of the late Marilyn (Donald) Jacobs and Jean Marie (Gerald) Coughlin.

Donna was a member of the class of 1949 from St. Mary's High School. She was a Dutchmaid clothing representative for 12 years and became a Real Estate Agent in 1986, where she won numerous awards as the top selling agent. Donna was an active member of the Duffy and Madonna Mother's Club, as well as the Lewiston Seniors.

She found her joy in baking and cooking, decorating wedding cakes, writing poetry and spending time with her beloved family and friends.

Donna was the wife of late Robert H. Johnson, whom she married on November 5, 1949. She was a beautiful, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Donna will always be remembered for all of the love she shared with not only family, but anyone who crossed her path.

Donna is survived by her four sons, Robert J. (Jane) Johnson of Colorado Springs, CO, Michael A. (Sue Ehmke) Johnson of Lewiston, NY, Daniel D. (Denise) Johnson of Niagara Falls, NY, and Timothy P. (Sheryl) Johnson of Ransomville, NY; and her two daughters, Judy M. (late Gary) Hill of Niagara Falls, NY and Mary Ann (Joseph Paniccia) Shive of Rotterdam, NY. She was the mother-in-law of Linda Johnson, Robert Shive, Michelle Barrons and Margaret DeLoretto; the sister-in-law of Patricia (late James) Brock, and dear friend of Rosemary (late Donald) Lingenfelter. Donna is also survived by her 23 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be no prior visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 12:00 PM at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 259 Fourth Street, Niagara Falls, NY, with the Rev. Jacek P. Mazur officiating. Donna will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband, Robert H. Johnson at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Lewiston, NY.

The family would like to extend their greatest appreciation to the Niagara Hospice family for their care, compassion, love and support.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Donna's name to the Niagara Hospice House, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094. Arrangements by the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, Lewiston, NY.

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