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Heidi Johnson, 45

RUTLAND - Heidi Johnson, 45, of Rutland, died Friday, November 11, 2016 at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home, after a long illness.

Heidi leaves her mother Judy (Chartier) Johnson and Norman Collette of Worcester; her father Barry Johnson of Texas; her sister Carrie Lee and her father Joseph Humfryes of Worcester; her sister Heather Johnson-Laventure and her brother-in-law Christian P. LaVenture of Webster; an aunt Sandra Beard; an aunt Cynthia Carlo; a stepmother Ann Marie Kelley; an uncle James Chartier; five nieces and nephews, Kylee, Allyson, Hanna, Anton and Ella Rose; and an extended family including cousins and friends. Her beloved nephew Christian Jeffrey LaVenture died in 2014.

Heidi was born in Worcester and lived in Rutland more than ten years. She studied cosmetology at Worcester Girls Trade High School.

Heidi worked in real estate in Shrewsbury with the Multiple Listing Service. She was a former receptionist in the office of Dr. Min S. Ahn in Worcester.

Despite lifelong health challenges, Heidi lived life to the fullest. She loved warm weather and sunny beaches, and her beloved cat Dynamo.

She loved to dance and taught Salsa to others. She had a spiritual devotion to angels. She will be greatly missed.

There will be calling hours Wednesday, November 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester. There will be a funeral service in the funeral home Thursday, November 17 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Hope Cemetery, 119 Webster St., Worcester.

Memorial donations may be made to Why Me?/Sherry's House, 1152 Pleasant St., Worcester 01602.



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Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Nov. 13 to Nov. 14, 2016.
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June 26, 2019
Thought of you today while looking through my phone contacts.
Your number is still in there and I won't ever remove it. You were such a kind person and a great friend. I miss your face.
Jim S.
January 25, 2018
Honey, I am missing you like crazy. Its hard to imagine that it has been over a year since you went home to the Lord. I thank God your pain has stopped. I am feeling so lost without you. Missing you everyday and only look forward to when I can see you again. I love you with all of my heart and that goes for C.J. too. It gives me some comfort to know you two are together. Til we meet again, Mom
Judith Johnson
Mother
August 1, 2017
I remember you from school. Your smile was very warm and kind and your personality was the same. May you fly high
Lynn geldart
Lynn Geldart
December 14, 2016
I had the honor of meeting Heidi when she was 6, right from the start we had a special bond so easy to love. We would dance. She was always a very happy little girl, that smile would take your breath away. She was my little me. Her Mom is one of my Besties and meeting Judy was one of the best things that ever happened in my life! I now had another family, and , that is how I got to meet this little lovie, and over 40 years later she could still take my breath away. I have so many beautiful memories. I will always love you and never ever forget you. I love you all More, More, More Sincerely, Auntie Di
Diane Longobardi
December 9, 2016
Heidi, my sweet daughter, I miss you so much. Life will never be the same without you here with us. You were the bravest person I've ever known, you endured so much in your life with so much dignity. You survived and kept giving us another miracle, you got up & walked, again & again, against all odds. And then your smile lit up the room. God bless you my darling. You will live on in my heart every minute of everyday, until we meet again. I LOVE YOU, Mom
Mom
November 16, 2016
SENDING OUR LOVE AND PRAYERS TO ALL THE MEMBERS IN HEIDI'S FAMILY.
LOVE KAREN & MICHAEL NAPIERALSKI
KAREN & MICHAEL NAPIERALSKI
November 15, 2016
Heaven has recieved a beautiful angel. I am sending my Love and prayers to you all.
Julie Stewart
November 15, 2016
Judy and family;My thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow.Peace be with you.
Ellie Pierce
November 15, 2016
I was able to meet Heidi before she past. She was a beautiful person. I continue to pray for her family that grace would abound.
Paul Brumleve
November 14, 2016
Nothing anyone can say will ease ur pain .. Heidi lived life to the fullest despite her many challenges.. she left this earth on her terms , may we all be this lucky.. R.I.P. My friend
Celeste' Torres
November 14, 2016
May she rest in pease with cj and know that im sending all my love to you and all your family xoxo love you heather and so sorry for your loss xoxo
Love always karen forbes
Karen Forbes
November 14, 2016
While the loss of a loved one is never easy, even when anticipated, it is most certainly the hardest when they are taken from us too soon. Your recent loss of your beloved Heidi whose tragic death at such a youthful age is definitely in the category of those hard losses.

We ask for God's blessings on your family. May you find the courage and strength to move forward in peace and confidence by remembering you do not walk alone.

In deepest sympathy.
Every Parent ~
November 14, 2016
So sorry for your loss she was a kind beautiful soul and will be missed dearly. I love you all and my prayers are with you.
Marie Brunelle
November 14, 2016
My deepest sympathy to Heidi's family; may she rest in peace. Heaven gained a kind hearted, genuine angel. I knew Heidi roughly 20 years ago. Interestingly, in the last year I have joined a large dialysis care provider. Being so close to patients with Kidney failure, I have come to fully understand what Heidi has gone through over the years. During this year, I have thought of reaching out to her to say hello and share my thoughts, I am saddened that I did not get a chance as we all know life gets busy. I was saddened to learn of her passing. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends.
Russell Smith
November 14, 2016
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
November 13, 2016
SO sorry for your loss she was my best friend growing up and i will never forget the good times we had. She was a beautiful person I will miss her dearly.Your family is in my thoughts and prayers love you all Shaine Belair
Shaine Sironi
November 13, 2016
So sorry for your losses . She was a wonderful person my best friend . I am sending love and prayers Judy ,Norm , Heather, Carrie, Barry! My deepest condolences to you . You raised an amazing girl !!
Jennifer Foster
November 13, 2016
Heidi was one of the greatest people ever. Heidi will be greatly missed, Judy, Heather and Carrie I am so very sorry.
Maryellen Tabbutt
November 13, 2016
Sending my deepest condolences to Heidi's family. She fought a tough battle while always having that beautiful smile of hers on her face. She will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you R.I.P Heidi...Fly with the angels my friend.
Lynn Patterson
November 13, 2016
Sending my condolences to the family. <3
Donna Appiah-Peters
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