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Joan C. (Gersz) Johnson

November 28, 1941 ~ January 30, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Joan Johnson Obituary

Joan C. Johnson, age 82, beloved wife of Robert Johnson, Sr. of Orange and formerly of Milford, entered peaceful rest on January 30, 2024.

She was born on November 28, 1941, in New Haven and was the daughter of the late Francis and Genevieve (Rozycki) Gersz. Joan devoted her career to teaching, she first started in Milford as a Science teacher at the former Simon Lake school and retired as the principal of John F. Kennedy School. She was passionate about giving back to her community and was a member of the Milford United Way and a member of the CT Teachers Association.  After retirement, she volunteered for many years for the Agency on Aging Senior Helpline.

In addition to her husband, she leaves her two devoted sons, Rob Johnson, Jr. and his wife, Sherry of Troutman, NC and Tim Johnson and his wife, Stacey of Trumbull, eight grandchildren, Ryan, Sarah, Matthew, Emily, Evan, Brandi, Corey, and Kylie. She also leaves her sister, Lorraine Hogan and her husband, John of New Hampshire, and her brother, Frank Gersz and his wife, Pam of South Carolina and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, February 5, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. (Directly) at St. Stanislaus Church, 9 Eld Street, New Haven (Entrance is on State Street). Entombment to follow in All Saints Cemetery, North Haven. Family and friends may call on Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the GREGORY F. DOYLE FUNERAL HOME, 291 BRIDGEPORT AVENUE, MILFORD. To share a memory, please go to

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February 4, 2024

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Gregory F. Doyle Funeral Home
291 Bridgeport Ave
Milford, CT 06460

Mass of Christian Burial
February 5, 2024

10:00 AM
Saint Stanislaus Church
9 Eld Street
New Haven, CT 06511

February 5, 2024

11:30 AM
All Saints Cemetery
700 Middletown Avenue
North Haven, CT 06473


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