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Edna May Laiscell Johnson

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Edna May Laiscell Johnson Obituary
JOHNSON, EDNA MAY Edna May Laiscell Johnson, beloved wife of James Johnson, Jr., died at her home in Branford February 6, 2013. She was born November 11, 1938 in Fairhaven, MA, a daughter of the late John and Rhoda DePina Laiscell. Mrs. Johnson formerly worked for the State of Connecticut, in human resources for Echlin Manufacturing and as a secretary at CT Hospice. She and her husband were the former owners of Dinky's Caf in New Haven and she also bartended at the Elm Caf in Branford. She was a member of the Branford Elks Club, BPOE 1939, and was a member of St. Stephen's AME Zion Church. Besides her husband she is survived by her children, Rhoda Phillips and James (Danielle) Johnson, III of Branford; her grandchildren, Walter Rivera and Meagan Phillips; her great-granddaughter, Ava Swiderski; her brothers, John (Diane) Laiscell of Providence, RI and Edward (Marlene) Laiscell of MD; and her sisters, Judith Laiscell (Clarence Perry) of Rocky Hill and Debra Laiscell of Middletown. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends are may call Sunday from 3 - 6 pm at the W. S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main St., Branford, and are invited to a funeral service Monday morning at 11:00 in St. Stephen's AME Zion Church, Rogers St., Branford. For directions and online memorial see www.wsclancy.com.

Published in The New Haven Register on Feb. 8, 2013
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