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Dorothy M. Johnson  

Dorothy M. Johnson

November 24, 1933 –¬†April 16, 2015

Dorothy M. Johnson, age 81, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 16, 2015.

Born in McDowell County, WV on November 24, 1933, Dorothy was a daughter of the late Claude H. Alley and Susie (Smith) Alley. She made her career as a machine operator with the Westvaco Corporation in Newark and retired after 25 years of dedicated service.

An avid sports fan, Dorothy enjoyed cheering on her two favorite teams, the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Phillies each season. She was incredibly devoted to her family and was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Donald C. Johnson, Sr.; a son, Donald C. Johnson, Jr.; and siblings, William R. and Claude H. Alley, Jr. She is survived by her children, Carolyn Benedetto (Mario) of Newark, Claude Johnson, Sr. (Cynthia) of Newark, Paula Sacco (Frank III) of Smyrna and Michele Durso (Michael) of Middletown; daughter-in-law, Donna Owens (Richard) of Middletown; sister-in-law, Judy Johnson of Newark; sisters, Juanita Larry of Newark and Peggy Beers (Frank) of Newark; 14 grandchildren, Jerry Johnson, Dave Himelright, Claude Johnson, Jr., Rob Himelright, Bobby Johnson, Christina Woodland, Tony Benedetto, Vincent Benedetto, Kim Johnson, Frank Sacco IV, Jason Sacco, Taylor Durso, Zachary Durso and Cole Durso; 12 great grandchildren, Kaelyn Press, Kirsten Johnson, Alexis Himelright, Colton Johnson, Aiden Sacco, Frank Sacco V, James Himelright, Sloane Johnson, Avery Woodland, Bailey Sacco, Landon Woodland and Charleigh Sacco.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Thursday morning, April 23, 2015, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

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  1. Dr. Charles Calhoon, April 20, 2015

    To Mrs. Johnson’s Family – We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Sending our condolences. Fondly, Dr. Calhoon, Dr. Senholzi, Robin, Brian, Debbie, Denise, Beth, Theresa, Tina, Nicole and Peggy

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  2. Anita Larry Cutonilli, April 20, 2015

    To the Johnson family,
    There is never the right words to express smypathy for your loss at such a sad time. Aunt Dorothy was so proud of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Each of you should take pride that you helped to fulfill her life in a way that no one else could ever do. While the words may be trite, she will never be forgotten and the pain of this day will always be remembered. Let her memory be the light the shines in the darkness and the sun in each day. We all share in your loss. She will be missed not only by me but by her sister, Juanita, who is fighting for life each day. Aunt Dorothy may have finished the race before us but we will all be bathed in the glory of God’s light with her one day.
    Peace be with you,
    Anita Larry Cutonilli

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  3. Jim Copolo, April 22, 2015

    Family I am sadden to hear of the death of Dorothy. She had a beautiful smile just like her Mother.
    I know she will be missed.
    To Aunt Juanita and Peggy thinking about you and praying for you all.
    Dorothy was the quite one of the three sisters she traveled with on her trips to WV.
    Many fond memories of you all sitting around my mothers table in Maybeury WV.
    God’s Peace be upon you all.
    Jim Copolo,
    Maybeury, West Virginia

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