Ann (McKenna) Johnson, 82, of South Windsor, loving wife of over 58 years to Milton Q. Johnson, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Hartford Hospital.
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Born in Putnam, the daughter of the late Dr. Leo and Mary (Kingberger) McKenna, she grew up and lived in Putnam and Hartford before moving to South Windsor 56 years ago. Ann was a graduate of Putnam High School, Class of 1948. She earned her undergraduate degree from the former Annhurst College in Woodstock, Class of 1952. Ann worked at St. Francis Hospital as a registered medical technologist until her children were born. After her youngest child started school, Ann volunteered to serve in the reading department in the South Windsor school system. She retired in 1991 after 24 years as a paraprofessional in the reading department. She loved children and enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family and friends. Since 1955, Ann vacationed at the Rhode Island shore on Breach Drive in Weekapaug with her family.
In addition to her husband, Ann is survived by her children, Elizabeth Collins, and her husband, Joseph, of Topsfield, Mass., Ellyn Johnson of South Windsor, Daniel Johnson, and his wife, Amy, of Alexandria, Va., and Nora Jones, and her husband, Mark, of Willington; six grandchildren, John and Martin Collins, Nancy and Sarah Johnson, and McKenna and Trevor Jones; two sisters, Ruth Barbeau and Lee Ulitsch; and several special nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by a sister, Mary Ellen Duffy.
Her family will receive friends for calling hours on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Road, South Windsor. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at 11 a.m. Burial will be private and at the convenience of her family.
Memorial donations in Ann's memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from February 26 to March 2, 2013