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.