Lynne Nancy Johnson
Lynne Nancy Johnson passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home on February 18, 2012. She was born at St Mary's Hospital in Jersey City in 1939 to William and Mary (Bagnoli) Johnson.
Lynne graduated from Cliffside Park High School in 1956 where she was declared Miss Yell of Bergen County, an honor bestowed on the most outstanding cheerleader. She remained a treasured resident of Cliffside Park her entire life.
After her graduation, her first and only job was with Shearman & Sterling Global Law Firm of NYC, where she had the distinction of being the longest tenured employee with a career spanning over 60 years. Her position was a broker/ dealer specialist in the financial institutions advisory group. She took Coors Lite public and as a thank you, they sent her a case of beer. In the firm Lynne was lovingly and respectfully referred to as Miss Johnson. Being in a position for that length of time one is bound to have made many friends but we would like to mention in particular her secretary of 38 years, Virginia, and her boss, Russell.
Lynne loved her family and friends. She enjoyed bragging about her nieces and nephews, dining out, Broadway shows, holidays with friends and family and a perfectly made VO and vermouth ( in a STEMMED GLASS)! Lynne was never early BUT always the last to leave.
Miss Johnson is survived by her beloved brother, Billy and his wife, Mary Jo; her nieces Melissa Johnson Ray ( David); Deneen Johnson Dias ( Sydney); her nephews Steven Lombardi Sr, Maxx Lombardi, and Steven Lombardi Jr; and her long time friends Madeline, Cathy, Anna, and Jerry, as well as all other cousins and relatives in the Botto and Bagnoli families.
Lynne was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved and adored sister, Maureen Lombardi.
To no one's surprise, Lynne's last wish was to be cremated with a celebration of her life, which is to be held in February 22nd from 2-5 PM at Il Villagio Restaurant 666 NJ # 17 North Carlstadt, NJ.
Friends and family are encouraged to attend and bring photos, stories, fond memories and high spirits to fulfill her last request.
In lieu of flowers, friends are encouraged to donate to a charity of their choice